Case Studies in Plant Taxonomy: Exercises in Applied Pattern Recognition
Designed to help students make better taxonomic judgments, this case book contains exercises and case studies which describe how to recognize similarities and differences in sets of comparative data. It explains interpretation with reference to the various ranks in the Linnean hierarchy.
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