A Revision of the Tribe Antirrhineae: (Scrophulariaceae)

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The tribe Antirrhineae includes the Snapdragons and Toadflaxes and belongs to the Figwort family. It is the most distinctive tribe of the Scrophulariaceae and is treated in some classifications as an independent family. This volume is the first worldwide treatment of this plant group for almost 150 years. It draws on a database of about 4,000 plant names and more than 1,300 publications on the taxonomy of the Antirrhineae. The descriptions cover 27 genera representing 328 species, including 27 new taxa that are detailed here for the first time. Also for the first time, scanning electron microscopy has made it possible to accurately survey the highly variable seed morphology for the group, which provides a rich source of characters for testing existing classifications. In addition, new methods have been devised by the author for describing the complex morphology of the seeds. Major areas of taxonomic controversy discussed in this volume include the generic limitation and supraspecific classification of Linaria. Nearly 900 photomicrographs and line drawings of new species and subspecies illustrate the text.

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Published by British Museum (Natural History), London & Oxford (1988)
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Book Description British Museum (Natural History), London & Oxford, 1988. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Illustrated with 16 botanical line drawing plates, many scanning electron micrographs, large octavo, pp (6), 575, with four microfiches in rear pocket, upper corner of pages slightly bumped throughout, blue cloth slightly bumped and rubbed, otherwise a very good clean copy. VERY SCARCE. [This book explores the tribe "antirrhineae" which includes snapdragons and toadflaxes and belongs to the figwort family. In some classifications it is treated as an independent family. This monograph draws upon a database of about 4000 plant names and more than 1300 publications on the taxonomy of the "antirrhineae". Scanning electron microscopy has made possible the survey of seed morphology which provides a rich source of characters for testing existing classifications. The descriptions cover 27 genera representing 328 species, including 27 new taxa. Areas of taxonomic controversy discussed include the generic delimitation and supraspecific classificaton of Linaria.]. Bookseller Inventory # 012333

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