Understanding the Flowering Plants

A Practical Guide for Botanical Illustrators
Author: Anne Bebbington
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847977596
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 6583
To study a plant in detail is to make a fascinating journey of discovery. Even plants we think we know well will often surprise us as we look at the intricacy of their structure and how they are put together. This fascinating guide explains what flowering plants are and their relationship to other groups of plants. With drawings, paintings and photographs throughout, it advises on how to carry out a botanical study and will prove essential reading for botanical artists, photographers and all those wishing to gain a greater understanding of flowering plants. Contents include: practical advice on techniques, tools and other equipment used in botanical work; the structure and function of the main parts of the flowering plant, highlighting features that are important in illustration for botanical purposes; suggestions for projects, which can be used to assess your understanding or stimulate the start of a new project. Superbly illustrated with 366 colour images.

Anatomy of Flowering Plants

An Introduction to Structure and Development
Author: Paula J. Rudall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139459481
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 6648
In the 2007 third edition of her successful textbook, Paula Rudall provides a comprehensive yet succinct introduction to the anatomy of flowering plants. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the book covers all aspects of comparative plant structure and development, arranged in a series of chapters on the stem, root, leaf, flower, seed and fruit. Internal structures are described using magnification aids from the simple hand-lens to the electron microscope. Numerous references to recent topical literature are included, and new illustrations reflect a wide range of flowering plant species. The phylogenetic context of plant names has also been updated as a result of improved understanding of the relationships among flowering plants. This clearly written text is ideal for students studying a wide range of courses in botany and plant science, and is also an excellent resource for professional and amateur horticulturists.

Botany of the Flowering Plants

4th Edition
Author: Eleanor Tan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780957745469
Page: N.A
View: 7538
An introduction to the classification, diversity and life cycle of flowering plants. This text includes practical exercises to explore and understand the function, morphology and variety of seeds, roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruit.

A Guide to Families of Common Flowering Plants in the Philippines

Author: Irma Remo Castro
Publisher: UP Press
ISBN: 9789715425254
Category: Nature
Page: 199
View: 5092
This book is an introduction to the science of plant classification and identification, or plant taxonomy. It defines terms use in describing a flowering plant and its parts and presents the characteristics of families of common flowering plants in the Philippines. For a clearer understanding, descriptions are supplemented by drawings and photographs. Plants commonly found in gardens, parks, and vacant lots are used as examples and are therefore readily available for study. A section is also devoted to the establishment and maintenance of an herbarium.

The Physiology of Flowering Plants

Author: Helgi Öpik,Stephen A. Rolfe,Arthur J. Willis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521664851
Category: Nature
Page: 392
View: 657
This latest edition of The Physiology of Flowering Plants has been completely updated to cover the explosion of interest in plant biology. A whole-plant approach has been used to produce an integrated view of plant function, covering both the fundamentals of whole plant physiology and the latest developments in molecular biology. New developments in molecular techniques are explained within practical applications such as genetically modified plants. The book further examines: • photosynthesis, respiration, plant growth and development • nutrition, water relations, photomorphogenesis and stress physiology • function, with particular attention to adaptations to different habitats. Each chapter is fully referenced with suggestions for complementary reading including references to original research papers. The Physiology of Flowering Plants is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in plant biology.

Understanding Flowers and Flowering Second Edition

Author: Beverley Glover
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191637629
Category: Science
Page: 320
View: 9600
Flowers are the beautiful and complex reproductive structures of the angiosperms, one of the most diverse and successful groups of living organisms. The underlying thesis of this book is that to fully understand plant development (and why flowers differ in shape, structure and colour), it is necessary to understand why it is advantageous for them to look like they do. Conversely, in order to fully understand plant ecology, it is necessary to appreciate how floral structures have developed and evolved. Uniquely, this book addresses flowers and flowering from both a molecular genetic perspective (considering flower induction, development and self-incompatibility) and an ecological perspective (looking at the selective pressures placed on plants by pollinators, and the consequences for animal-plant co-evolution). Understanding Flowers and Flowering, the first edition of which won BES Marsh Book of the Year in 2009, begins by considering the evolution of flowers and the history of research into their development. This is followed by a detailed description of the processes which lead to flower production in model plants. The book then examines how flowers differ in shape, structure and colour, and how these differences are generated. Finally it assesses the role of these various aspects of floral biology in attracting pollinators and ensuring successful reproduction. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest advances in the field, especially an increased understanding of the evolution of floral traits. New chapters consider the genetic basis of the floral transition in diverse species, as well as the evolutionary lability of floral form. There is a new focus throughout on both phylogenetic position and morphological diversity across the angiosperm phylogeny. Understanding Flowers and Flowering continues to provide the first truly integrated study of the topic - one that discusses both the how and why of flowering plant reproductive biology.

Self-Incompatibility in Flowering Plants

Evolution, Diversity, and Mechanisms
Author: Vernonica E. Franklin-Tong
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540684867
Category: Science
Page: 313
View: 6811
Great progress has been made in our understanding of pollen-pistil interactions and self-incompatibility (SI) in flowering plants in the last few decades. This book covers a broad spectrum of research into SI, with accounts by internationally renowned scientists. It comprises two sections: Evolution and Population Genetics of SI, Molecular and Cell Biology of SI Systems. The reader will gain an insight into the diversity and complexity of these polymorphic cell-cell recognition and rejection systems. Heteromorphic and homomorphic SI systems and our current understanding of the evolution and phylogeny of these systems, based on the most recent molecular sequence data, are covered. Further, the book presents major advances in our knowledge of the pistil and pollen S-determinants and other unlinked components involved in SI, as well as the apparently diverse cellular regulatory mechanisms utilised to ensure inhibition of “self” pollen.

Floral Diagrams

An Aid to Understanding Flower Morphology and Evolution
Author: Louis P. Ronse De Craene
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139484559
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 6876
Floral morphology remains the cornerstone for plant identification and studies of plant evolution. This guide gives a global overview of the floral diversity of the angiosperms through the use of detailed floral diagrams. These schematic diagrams replace long descriptions or complicated drawings as a tool for understanding floral structure and evolution. They show important features of flowers, such as the relative positions of the different organs, their fusion, symmetry, and structural details. The relevance of the diagrams is discussed, and pertinent evolutionary trends are illustrated. The range of plant species represented reflects the most recent classification of flowering plants based mainly on molecular data, which is expected to remain stable in the future. This book is invaluable for researchers and students working on plant structure, development and systematics, as well as being an important resource for plant ecologists, evolutionary botanists and horticulturists.

The Flowering Process

Author: Frank B. Salisbury
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483279235
Category: Science
Page: 246
View: 8911
The Flowering Process covers the physiological processes involved in the conversion from the vegetative to the reproductive state in higher plants. This book is composed of ten chapters, and begins with a description of the biological framework of flowering. The succeeding chapters deal with the link between ecology and the flowering process and the low temperature promotion of flowering. These topics are followed by discussions on methods of experimentation with cocklebur and the preparation of plant for response to photo period. Other chapters describe the effect of light, pigment, and timing on flowering process. The final chapters consider the synthesis, movement, and action of the flowering hormone. This book will prove useful to graduate students with subjects related to the mechanisms of flowering.

Flowering Plants of the Gambia

Author: Michael Jones
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789054101970
Category: Science
Page: 99
View: 990
This photographic guide to the wild flowers of Gambia is intended to be of use as a resource for those interested in the natural history of the country. It provides information on the geography, geology, climate, botanical exploration and vegetation types of Gambia, and contains colour photographs which cover a range of native and naturalized plants, with an emphasis on herbaceous species. The text is designed to be easy to understand, highlighting useful characteristics for identification, such as the general appearance of the plant, leaf shape, flower structure, flowering period and type of fruit produced. Information on typical habitat distribution and ethnobotany are also provided, and English and local names are listed.;The use of botanical terminology has been minimized, although not at the expense of accuracy, and a glossary is included.

Plant Form

An Illustrated Guide to Flowering Plant Morphology
Author: N.A
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 088192850X
Category: Gardening
Page: 431
View: 6932

The Visual Guide to Understanding Plants & the Vegetable Kingdom - Plants & the Vegetable Kingdom

Author: N.A
Publisher: Québec Amerique
ISBN: 2764408943
Category: Biodiversity
Page: N.A
View: 3013
The Visual Guides series answers the most important questions on topics that fascinate everyone through a series of videos and animations: weather, the human body, the Earth, the universe and plants. It provides images of natural phenomena and explanations of fundamental concepts, and features the very latest discoveries in these areas.

Molecular Embryology of Flowering Plants

Author: Valayamghat Raghavan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521552462
Category: Nature
Page: 690
View: 9925
Provides an invaluable reference and source book on plant embryogenesis for cell and molecular biologists, and plant biotechnologists.

Gender and Sexual Dimorphism in Flowering Plants

Author: Monica A. Geber,Todd E. Dawson,Lynda F. Delph
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662039087
Category: Science
Page: 305
View: 4463
Written by the leading experts in the field, this book examines the evolutionary advantages of gender dimorphism and sexual dimorphism in flowering plants. Divided into three sections: the first introduces readers to the tremendous variety of breeding systems and their evolution in plants and sets the stage for a consideration of the evolution of dimorphism in reproductive and non-reproductive characters. The second section deals with the evolution of secondary sexual characters, including the theory related to the evolution of sexual dimorphism and its empirical patterns, while the last section deals with the genetics of gender expression and of secondary sexual characters.

Reproductive Ecology of Flowering Plants: A Manual

Author: K.R. Shivanna,Rajesh Tandon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 813222003X
Category: Science
Page: 170
View: 2932
Successful reproduction is the basis not only for the stability of the species in their natural habitat but also for productivity of our crop plants. Therefore, knowledge on reproductive ecology of wild and cultivated plants is important for effective management of our dwindling biodiversity and for the sustainability and improvement of the yield in crop species. Conservation and management of our plant diversity is going to be a major challenge in the coming decades, particularly in the tropical countries which are rich in biodiversity. Reproductive failure is the main driver for pushing a large number of tropical species to vulnerable category. Available data on reproductive ecology on tropical species is very limited and there is an urgent need to initiate research on these lines. A major limitation for the beginners to take up research is the absence of simple concise work manuals that provide step-wise procedures to study all aspects of reproductive ecology. The Manual fills this void. Over 60 protocols described in the manual cover the whole spectrum of reproductive ecology - study sites and species, phenology, floral morphology and sexuality, pollen and pistil biology, pollination ecology, breeding system, seed biology, seed dispersal and seedling recruitment. Each chapter gives a concise conceptual account of the topic before describing the protocols. The Manual caters to researchers, teachers and students who are interested in any aspect of reproductive ecology of flowering plants -- botanists, ecologists, agri-horticulturists, foresters, entomologists, plant breeders and conservation biologists.

Flowers on the Tree of Life

Author: Livia Wanntorp,Louis P. Ronse De Craene
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139502352
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 3083
Genetic and molecular studies have recently come to dominate botanical research at the expense of more traditional morphological approaches. This broad introduction to modern flower systematics demonstrates the great potential that floral morphology has to complement molecular data in phylogenetic and evolutionary investigations. Contributions from experts in floral morphology and evolution take the reader through examples of how flowers have diversified in a large variety of lineages of extant and fossil flowering plants. They explore angiosperm origins and the early evolution of flowers and analyse the significance of morphological characters for phylogenetic reconstructions on the tree of life. The importance of integrating morphology into modern botanical research is highlighted through case studies exploring specific plant groups where morphological investigations are having a major impact. Examples include the clarification of phylogenetic relationships and understanding the significance and evolution of specific floral characters, such as pollination mechanisms and stamen and carpel numbers.

Annual Plant Reviews, Flowering and its Manipulation

Author: Charles Ainsworth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405172401
Category: Science
Page: 320
View: 7846
The flowering plants now dominate the terrestrial ecosystems of theplanet, and there are good reasons for supposing that the floweritself has been a major contributing factor to the spread of theAngiosperms. The flowers of higher plants not only contain theorgans of plant reproduction but are of fundamental importance ingiving rise to fruits and seeds which constitute a major componentof the human diet. This volume opens with a chapter describing a model for theevolution of the Angiosperm flower. Chapters 2 to 5 describe thecore development of the flower and include floral induction, floralpattering and organ initiation, floral shape and size, andinflorescence architecture. Chapters 6 to 8 focus on morespecialised aspects of floral development: monoecy, cytoplasmicmale sterility and flowering in perennials. Chapters 9 and 10address more functional aspects: flower colour and scent. The bookconcludes, appropriately, with a chapter on flowersenescence. Applied aspects are stressed wherever appropriate, and the book isdirected at researchers and professionals in plant genetics,developmental and molecular biology. The volume has been designed to complement an earlier volume in ourAnnual Plant Reviews series, O'Neill, S. D. and Roberts, J. A.(2002) Plant Reproduction.

Flowering Plants. Eudicots

Sapindales, Cucurbitales, Myrtaceae
Author: Klaus Kubitzki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642143977
Category: Science
Page: 436
View: 9057
This volume, the tenth in the series, comprises modern treatments for the families and genera of the eudicot orders Sapindales and Cucurbitales. The circumscription of the orders, families and genera conforms to the most recent systematic studies. The family treatments include descriptions of the families and the genera, genera classification keys, discussions of relationships and data on their morphology, reproductive biology, distribution, ecology and economic importance. Sapindales and Cucurbitales, as understood in this volume, comprise 16 families with 637 genera and roughly 9,240 species. Sapindales include large tropical and southern temperate tree families such as the Anacardiaceae, Sapindaceae (these in the modern circumscription, which includes Aceraceae and Hippocastanaceae), Meliaceae and Rutaceae, which have long been considered to be closely related. Cucurbitales represent a relatively new ordinal concept; apart from some small woody groups, the order contains two large families, Cucurbitaceae and Begoniaceae, which are predominantly, and likely basically, herbaceous. A detailed treatment of the tropical and southern temperate woody family Myrtaceae (itself comprising 142 genera and 6,700 species) is an addendum to the treatment of the Myrtales in Vol. IX of this series.

Embryology of Flowering Plants: Terminology and Concepts

The Seed
Author: T B Batygina
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781578082636
Category: Science
Page: 786
View: 9664
This volume covers up-to-date notions of seed structure, processes resulting to its formation (syngamy, triple fusion etc.), as well as of postseminal development (seed dormancy and germination). Great attention has been paid to the morphological and functional aspects of fertilization process and embryo- and endospermogenesis.

The Flowering Plant Division

Author: Rebecca Stefoff
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761418177
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 91
View: 3516
Describes the characteristics, life cycles, and roles of various flowering plants.