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The Ferns (Filicales) (3-Volume Set) Treated Comparatively with a View to Their Natural Classification

By: FO Bower
1060 pages, b/w illustrations
The Ferns (Filicales) (3-Volume Set)
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  • The Ferns (Filicales) (3-Volume Set) ISBN: 9781108013192 Paperback Nov 2010 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

First published between 1923 and 1928 as part of the Cambridge Botanical Handbook series, The Ferns was the first systematic classification of ferns according to anatomical, morphological and developmental features. This set includes all three volumes.


Volume 1: 1. 1. The life-history of a fern; 2. The habit and the habitat of ferns; 3. A theoretical basis for the systematic treatment of ferns; 4. Morphological analysis of the shoot-system of ferns; 5. Leaf-architecture of ferns; 6. Cellular construction; 7. The vascular system of the axis (A) - the protostele and its immediate derivatives; 8. The vascular system of the axis (B) - the stelar structure of the leptosporangiate ferns; 9. The vascular system of the leaf; 10. Size a factor in stelar morphology; 11. Dermal and other non-vascular tissues; 12. The spore-producing organs (A) - the sorus; 13. The spore-producing organs (B) - the sporangium; 14. The gametophyte, and sexual organs; 15. The embryo; 16. Abnormalities of the life-cycle; 17. Organographic comparison of the filicales with other plants; Postscript; Index. Volume 2: Introduction to Volume 2; 18. Coenopteridaceae; 19. Ophioglossaceae; 20. Marattiaceae; 21. Osmundaceae; 22. Schizaeaceae; 23. Marsileaceae; 24. Gleicheniaceae; 25. Matoniaceae; 26. A general review of the Simplices; 27. Hymenophyllaceae; 28. Loxsomaceae; 29. Dicksoniaceae (I, II); 30. Dicksoniaceae (III); 31. Plagiogyriaceae; 32. Protocyatheaceae; 33. Cyatheaceae (excl. Dicksonieae); 34. Dipteridaceae; 35. General review of the primitive ferns; Index. Volume 3: Introduction to Volume 3; 36. Hypolepis, etc.; 37. Davallioid ferns; 38. Pteroid ferns; 39. Gymnogrammoid ferns; 40. Dryopteroid ferns (I. Woodsieae); 41. Dryopteroid ferns (II. Aspidieae); 42. Asplenioid ferns; 43. Onocleoid ferns; 44. Blechnoid ferns; 45. Dipteroid ferns; 46. Metaxyoid ferns; 47. Vittarioid ferns; 48. Genera incertae sedis; 49. Summary of results; 50. Evolutionary bearings of the results; Index.

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By: FO Bower
1060 pages, b/w illustrations
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