This text provides comprehensive data on the geographical distribution, vegetative and floral morphology, anatomy, embryology, chromosome number, chemical features and important genera and economic importance of 334 families of the dicots and the monocots. Evolutionary and phylogenetic tendencies are discussed in the text and special features like endemism and threatened species are pointed out for selected taxa. The text should be of relevance for scientists and advanced students of the plant sciences specializing in plant taxonomy and phylogeny. It can also serve as supplementary reading for researchers and students in the agricultural sciences.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 774
Weight: 1460 g
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