Austral Hepaticae, Part 1
Gebruder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung, Science Publishers, 2000 - Liverworts - 524 pages
The proliferation of "species" -- often placed in the "wrong" genus, has impacted all taxonamic work in 20th Century hepaticology. The same species may have been described under 3-4, or more, genera; under a single genus, such as Lepidolejeunea, species have been described in some 10-12 genera. The author has conducted field work in the Antipodes for over 40 years, starting in Fuegia in 1960. He has not only become familiar with all the chief groups as living plants, but has studied them microscopically in areas as diverse as Fiji, the Prince Edward Islands., Campbell I., Chile and New Zealand, residing for months or sometimes years in these regions. The opportunity to study hepatics in the field has given him a unique opportunity to learn these organisms as living entities; to drawt cytological details from living plants, and to place critical material into FAA for subsequent illustration, especially of the ephemeral sporophytes. Unlike most extant taxonamic works, which are based on herbarium study, this work tries to give the reader a "feeling" for the many taxa as living organisms.
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Methodology and Approaches
Subclasses and Synopsis of Orders of Hepaticae
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1-seriate 9 bracts Acromastigum Acromastigum-type branches Androecia anisophyllous antheridia apices Arachniopsis archegonia asexual reproduction asymmetric base bifid bilobed bracteoles branch underleaf Calypogeia calyptra capsule wall cells broad cells high cilia coelocaule compare Fig cortical cells cuticle Dioecious disk distally dorsal dorsal aspect Dumort epidermal cells erect firm-walled flagelliform Frullania Frullania-type branches Fulf Fulford gametophyte genus geotropic Grolle gynoecia half-leaf Herbertaceae hyaline incubous intercalary branches isophyllous Jungermanniales Kurzia lacking lamina lateral-intercalary branches leaf cells leaf lobes leafy shoots leaves and underleaves Leiomitra Lepidozia Lepidoziaceae malleable margins Microlepidozia microphyllous oil-bodies papillae Paracromastigum perianth perianth mouth plants plesiomorphic Pseudocephalozia rarely rhizoids Schust Schuster Seta shoot apex Shoot sector slime papillae species sporadically spores sporophyte Stem cross-section Steph stoloniform stolons subg succubous taxa Telaranea Temnoma terminal branches thickenings transverse Trichocoleaceae trifid trigones u.m scale underleaves unlobed urn scale usually ventral ventral aspect ventral-intercalary branches vestigial Zoopsidella Zoopsis