Presents the principles and trends in the taxonomy of angiosperms. This book places stress on the definitions, methodology and concepts of taxonomy. It compares various systems of classifications and explains intricate rules of plant nomenclature. It provides information on important herbaria and botanical gardens of the world.
Taxonomy of Angiosperms is designed for B.Sc. (H) and M.Sc. students of Botany in various universities. The book is divided into two parts; Part I deals with the Principles of Angiosperm Taxonomy and Part II deals with families. The book is amply illustrated with examples. Some of the important chapters in Part I comprise Different Classifications, Nomenclature, Biosystematics, Modern Trends in Taxonomy, Chemotaxonomy, Numerical Taxonomy etc. Part II deals with about 214 families of which 55 are discussed in detail and summarized accounts of the rest are given for advanced students. The book also comes loaded with numerous appendices like comparison of classifications, floral diagrams and floral formulae, questions etc. The book will cater to the needs of Botany students pursuing B.Sc. (H), M.Sc. and related fields like Medical Botany, Pharmacy, Agricultural Botany and Horticulture.
Practical Taxonomy of Angiosperms presents the subject in a systematic manner with well labelled diagrams and flow charts. A sincere effort has been made to make this book more informative and useful by covering all the important aspects of the subject. Spread in five chapters it deals with: * Morphology of angiosperms where terminology used in taxonomic description of plants is arranged alphabetically—under subheads stem, leaves, flowers etc. * Taxonomy of angiosperms. Principles of taxonomy, handling of an artificial key to a flora and diagnostic features of common angiospermic families. * Description, systematization and identification of 84 plants of 44 families of angiosperms. * Brief account of 143 plants of different families. * Comparison of allied common angiospermic families in tabular form. * Economic importance of 106 familiar plants. * Differences between allied terminology (e.g. phyllode, phylloclade, silqua & siliqula.) are presented in tabular form. * Artificial key to the common families of angiosperms. * Upgraded standard of practical exercises on plant taxonomy.