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Academic & Professional Books  Botany  Vascular Plants  Vascular Plants: General

Diversity and Evolutionary Biology of Tropical Flowers

By: Peter K Endress
511 pages, Figs, tabs
Diversity and Evolutionary Biology of Tropical Flowers
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  • Diversity and Evolutionary Biology of Tropical Flowers ISBN: 9780521565103 Paperback Jul 1996 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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  • Diversity and Evolutionary Biology of Tropical Flowers ISBN: 9780521420884 Hardback Jul 1994 Out of Print #27688
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About this book

The study of flowers provides a unique insight into the biology and evolution of flowering plants as a whole, but most work has tended to concentrate on flowers of temperate regions. This volume, in contrast, concentrates on tropical flowers, and covers floral organisation, construction, adaptations to pollinators, structure, and evolution.
`This is an ambitious book, and an excellent one. It does a superb job of integrating floral morphology, development, evolution and ecology, and will be essential reading for anyone interested in these subjects for a long time to come' - TREE.

Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Floral organisation (bauplan, groundplan); 3. Floral construction (architecture, gestalt); 4. Floral adaptations to different pollinators (floral styles); 5. Special differentiations associated with pollinator attraction; 6. Special differentiations associated with the breeding system; 7. The process of anthesis; 8. Floral structure: biology of selected systematic groups in the tropics; 9. Aspects of flower evolution; 10. Prospects; Index.

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By: Peter K Endress
511 pages, Figs, tabs
Media reviews
'This is an ambitious book, and an excellent one. It does a superb job of integrating floral morphology, development, evolution and ecology, and will be essential reading for anyone interested in these subjects for a long time to come.' Trends in Ecology and Evolution 'This book provides a wealth of information that will be of great value to all persons interested in plant systematics, phylogeny, structure-function relationships and ecology.' Taxon
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