Pines: Drawings and Descriptions of the Genus Pinus
There has been a steady demand for the first edition of the conifer book PINES, which sold out in 2002. Therefore, a second edition, which is a modest update, was written. The book PINES was never an attempt at monograph in the taxonomic sense. Rather it was an overview with line drawings of the commonly known species of pines, giving concise but essential information on identification, distribution and ecology. Introductory texts explained botanical characteristics of pines and a chapter on classification, one on phylogeny and biogeography, and a glossary, index and short bibliography completed the book. This scope and structure have been maintained in the second edition. It was necessary to make several taxonomic changes, to add or omit a few species, present a new chapter on phylogeny and classification and amend or correct, even expand, some of the information given in the first edition, especially in the species accounts. Conservation aspects have been added to species accounts in a concise format, following IUCN evaluations. The author has maintained the original drawings and made amendments only to correct errors; drawings for additional species have been added in the same style. The book contains a total of 92 drawings and 103 distribution maps. With these amendments the information should have been updated to a satisfactory level, without altering the original format and scope.
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Foreword to the First Edition
Drawings and descriptions of morphology and reproduction in pines 15
Index of botanical names of pines 232
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altitudes apophyses bark basal sheath branches bundles of five bundles of three cataphylls cells cembra cembroides characters clade cladistic classification cm long cm wide conifers curved dark deciduous diploxyl pines Distribution Pinus Distribution This species Eastern white pine Ecology Pinus edition of Pines endodermis Engelm external resin ducts Farjon & Styles fascicle sheaths fissures forests genus Pinus glabrous glaucous green grey grey-brown grouped in bundles gymnosperms haploxyl holotype hypodermis IUCN layer light brown medial resin ducts Mexico morphological mountains mugo ovoid persistent pinaster pino Pinus pseudostrobus Pinyon pines plant plates pollen cones ponderosa prickle pseudostrobus range reaches a height scaly sea level seed cones short stalks Sierra Sierra Madre Occidental single vascular bundle slender sometimes spreading stomata strobili subgenus Pinus subgenus Strobus subsp subspecies sylvestris taxa thick hypodermis thin transverse section transversely keeled tree twigs umbo usually variety vascular bundles whorls wing winter buds young shoots