Evolutionary Trends in Flowering Plants

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Columbia University Press, 1991 - Nature - 241 pages
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Explores the evolutionary trends in each major flowering plant part-vegetative organs, flowers and inflorescences, fruits, and seeds. Examines microsporangia, microspores, and pollen grains as well as megasporangia, mega-spores, and the ovule, and covers evolutionary trends in pollination, fertilization, and triple fusion.

 

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Contents

Evolutionary Trends in Vegetative Organs
21
Evolutionary Trends in Flowers and Inflorescences
75
Microsporangia Microspores and Pollen Grains
135
The Ovule Megasporangium and Megaspores
159
Evolutionary Trends in Pollination
171
Fertilization
185
Evolution of Fruits
199
Evolution of the Seed
213
Mosaics of Evolutionary Trends and Heterobathmy
227
Index
233
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