Plant Form: An Illustrated Guide to Flowering Plant Morphology

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Plant Form: An Illustrated Guide to Flowering Plant Morphology Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Timber Press Pages: 432 Illustrations and other contents: 387 photos, 1082 line drawings ISBN: 9780881928501 Category:

A classic book, now revised and expanded to include the latest information on plant morphology, an understanding of which is essential to appreciating the wonders of the plant world and to the study of botany and horticulture at every level. In this ingeniously designed volume, the complex subject becomes both accessible and manageable.
Copiously Illustrated, with more than 1000 line drawings, 119 being new to this edition. Compared to the previous edition all the drawings have been enlarged and augmented and there are nearly twice as many photographs.
The first part of the book describes and clearly illustrates the major plant structures that can be seen with the naked eye or a hand lens: leaf, root, stem, reproductive organs, and seedlings; special sections focus on vegetative propagation, and the morphology of grasses, orchids, and cacti. Part II focuses on how plants grow: bud development, the growth of reproductive organs, leaf arrangement, branching patterns, and the accumulation and loss of structures.
Remarkable for its user-friendly organization, high-quality illustrations, and extensive cross-referencing, the book functions as an illustrated dictionary, a basic course in plant morphology, and an intriguing and enlightening book to dip into.
A key work for all students of botany and horticulture, enthusiastic gardeners and amateur naturalists.

Weight1.5 kg
This book makes this complex subject accessible and manageable. ... Functions as an illustrated dictionary, a basic course in plant morphology, and an intriguing and enlightening book into which to dip. -- J. Hale Hobby Greenhouse 20090101

Author Biography

Adrian D. Bell, Ph.D, is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. He has devoted his career to studying, teaching, and writing about plant morphology, serving as Senior Lecturer in the Schools of Plant Biology and Biological Sciences at the University of Wales and as Cabot Fellow at Harvard University. He has published scientific papers in four areas of botanical research: three-dimensional vascular anatomy of monocotyledonous plants, branching patterns of rhizomatous plants, computer graphic simulation of branching patterns in plants, and branching and bud structure at the canopy surface of tropical rainforest trees. His other interests include gardening with tropical plants in a temperate climate and managing a wildlife environment of pond, copse and wildflower meadow, close-up photography, wood carving, driving and maintaining a vintage 1926 automobile, and travel to warm destinations.