The Seeds of Dicotyledons:

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 15, 1976 - Science - 320 pages
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First published in 1976, Professor Corner's study is a major work of botanical scholarship and reference. The most unsatisfactory part of the classification of dicotyledons is the arrangement of their families into orders. In these volumes the author shows how important the seed is in classification. Systems of ordinal classification based on the flower are potentially misleading in as much as floral similarity is often the effect of polyphyletic convergence. A different system of classification based on the seed is outlined. The work is the result of more than thirty years' collection and study of seeds, particularly in the tropics. The account is published in two volumes. The text in this first volume has five introductory chapters leading up to the nature of the primitive arillate seed. There then follows in alphabetical order concise descriptions of the seed in families and certain of their genera. The second volume contains more than 600 original illustrations made by the author. The two volumes are unique sources of teaching and reference material for botanical institutions throughout the world.
 

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Contents

VOLUME
1
seeds 4 preraphe seeds 4 orthotropous seeds
65
Criticism of the arrangement of dicotyle Cannabiaceae 86 Capparidaceae 86 Caprifolia
86
r l
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Ebenaceae 122 Elaeagnaceae 124 Ekeocarpa aceae 216 Phrymaceae 216 Phytokccaceae 217
217
ceae 124 Elatinaceae 128 Ericales 128 Erythroxyl Piperaceae 217 Pittosporaceae 218 Pkntagin aceae 128 Escalloniaceae 129 Eucommiaceae 129 ace...
218
Euphorbiaceae 129 Eupomatiaceae 143 Euptel Podophylkceae 218 Podostemaceae 219 Pole eaceae 143 monkceae 220 Polygakceae 220 Polygon F...
222
aceae 147 Frankeniaceae 147 Fumariaceae 147 Proteaceae 222 Punicaceae
224
aceae 153 Hydrangeaceae 153 Hydrophyl Saxifragaceae 250 Schisandraceae 250 Scrop laceae 153 Hypericaceae 153 hukriaceae 250 Scyphostegkce...
252
Jugkndaceae 155 Julianaceae 156 Soknaceae 254 Sonneratiaceae 255 Spheno Krameriaceae 156 cleaceae 256 Stachyuraceae 256 Stackhousi Labiata...
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daceae 156 Lardizabalaceae 156 Lauraceae 157 Stylidkceae 265 Styracaceae 265 Symploc Lecythidaceae 159 Legnotidaceae 161 Legumi aceae
265
nosae 161 Leitneriaceae 173 Lentibulariaceae 173 Tamaricaceae 265 Theaceae 265 Thymelae Limnanthaceae 173 Linaceae 173 Loasaceae 174 acea...
274
Magnoliaceae 177 Malpighiaceae 179 Mal Trochodendraceae 274 Tropaeokceae 275
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Mekstomataceae 182 Meliaceae 185 Meli Ulmaceae 275 Umbelliferae 275 Urticaceae
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ceae 194 Moraceae 197 Moringaceae 197 Myri Vitaceae 277 Vochysiaceae
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Zygophylkceae
282

Garryaceae 147 Gentianaceae 148 Gerania Rafflesiaceae 224 Ranuncukceae 224 Resed ceae 148 Gesneriaceae 149 Glaucidiaceae 149 aceae 226 Rha...
227
Gonystylaceae 149 Goodeniaceae 150 Grossukrk Rosaceae 228 Rubkceae 231 Rutaceae
232
Salicaceae 237 Salvadoraceae 237 Santakles 237
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Halorrhagaceae 151 Hamamelidaceae 151 Her Sapindaceae 238 Sapotaceae 248 Sarraceni nandiaceae 152 Hippocastanaceae 152 Hydnor aceae 249 ...
249
Nandinaceae 205 Nepenthaceae 206 Nyctagin aceae 206 Nymphaeaceae 207 Nyssaceae 207 References
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Ochnaceae 208 Olacaceae 209 Oleaceae 209
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aceae 210 Oxalidaceae 210
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