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A Monograph of Codonopsis and Allied Genera (Campanulaceae)

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Provides comprehensive descriptions and classifications of Codonopsis and allied genera
Richly illustrated with line drawings and high-quality color photographs
Delineates and clarifies the relationships of Codonopsis and its allied groups based on the analyses using data from external morphology, pollen morphology, chromosomes, and molecular biology

By: De-Yuan Hong (Author)

270 pages, colour photos, b/w line drawings

Academic Press

Hardback | Nov 2015 | #227871 | ISBN-13: 9780128019337
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About this book

Codonopsis and its allied genera, are a group of plants which are important in economy and horticulture. A Monograph of Codonopsis and Allied Genera (Campanulaceae) offers its audience comprehensive knowledge of these plants including palynology, cytology, population biology, morphological description, geographical distribution with vouchers cited, excellent ink illustrations, and color photos, and keys to genera and to species. This excellent work will facilitate identification of relevant plants, use of plant resources, assessment of endangered states, the development of conservation strategies, and will promote systematic and evolutionary research of this group.


Contents

Synopsis
Preface
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction: The Taxonomic History and Questions to be Addressed
Discoveries in Codonopsis and Allied Genera
Circumscription of Codonopsis
Systematic Position of Codonopsis and Allied Gener
Taxonomical Revisions of Codonopsis and Allied Genera

2. Biology
Gross Morphology
Seed Morphology
Pollen Morphology
Chromosomes

3. Systematics and Evolution
Circumscription of Codonopsis and its Relationships with Allied Genera
A Three-Tribal Classification System of the Campanulaceae s.s. and the Systematic Position of Codonopsis and Allied Genera
Evolution and Biogeography of the Cyanantheae

4.Taxonomic Revision of Codonopsis and Allied Genera
Codonopsis Wall.
SECTION 1. ERECTAE
Codonopsis Iixianica
Codonopsis elliptica
Codonopsis chimiliensis
Codonopsis meleagris
Codonopsis gongshanica
Codonopsis subscaposa
Codonopsis cardiophylla
subsp. cardiophylla
subsp. megaphylla
Codonopsis ovata
Codonopsis clematidea
Codonopsis obtusa
Codonopsis subsimplex
Codonopsis campanulata
Codonopsis alpina
Codonopsis chlorocodon
Codonopsis bhutanica
Codonopsis argentea
Codonopsis canescens
Codonopsis foetens
subsp. foetens
subsp. nervosa
Codonopsis bulleyana
Codonopsis thalictrifolia
subsp. thalictrifolia
subsp. mollis
Codonopsis viridiflora
Codonopsis tsinlingensis
SECTION 2. CODONOPSIS
Codonopsis pilosula
subsp. pilosula
subsp. tangshen
subsp. handeliana
Codonopsis hemisphaerica
Codonopsis kawakamii
Codonopsis bomiensis
Codonopsis deltoidea
Codonopsis rotundifolia
Codonopsis reflexa
Codonopsis henryi
Codonopsis affinis
Codonopsis viridis
Codonopsis farreri
Codonopsis benthamii
Codonopsis tubulosa
subsp. tubulosa
subsp. vadsea
Codonopsis microtubulosa
Codonopsis subglobosa
Codonopsis bragaensis
Codonopsis cordifolioidea
Codonopsis micrantha
SECTION 3. LANCEOLATAE
Codonopsis lanceolata
Codonopsis ussuriensis
SECTION 4. LEPTOCODON
Coctonopsis gracilis
Codonopsis hongii
SECTION 5. CAMPANUMOEA
Codonopsis javanica
subsp. javanica
subsp. japonica
Codonopsis inflata
Himalacodon D.Y. Hong & Q. Wang
Pankycodon D.Y. Hong & X.T. Ma
Pseudocodon D.Y. Hong & H. Sun
Pseudocodon convolvulaceus
subsp. convolvulaceus
subsp. forrestii
Pseudocodon vinciflorus
subsp. vinciflorus
subsp. dianchuanicus
Pseudocodon grey-wilsonii
Pseudocodon hirsutus
Pseudocodon graminifolius
Pseudocodon retroserratus
Pseudocodon petiolatus
Pseudocodon rosulatus
Cyclocodon Griff.ex Hook.f. & Thomson
Cyclocodon parviflorus
Cyclocodon lanafolius
Cyclocodon axillaris
Echinocodon D.Y. Hong

Bibliography
Index to Specimens Cited
Index to Botanical Names and Synonyms in Codonopsis and Allied Genera
Index


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Biography

Hong De-Yuan graduated from Institute of Botany, CAS in 1966. He is currently a professor of Institute of Botany, CAS, elected as member of CAS in 1991 and member of Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in 2001. He is Vice-Chairman of the Botanical Society of China, Correspondent member of the Botanical Society of America, Correspondent member of the Botanical Society of Japan, and Director of the Department of Life Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Professor Hong has been working on systematics and evolution of plants (Campanulaceae, Paeoniaceae, Scrophulariaceae) more than 45 years, found 8 new genera and more than 50 new species. He published 260 papers and 15 books, including 4 English titles. He is the vice co-chair of the editorial committee, Flora of China.

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