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Author Taiz, Lincoln, author

Title Flora unveiled : the discovery and denial of sex in plants / Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (x, 528 pages) : illustrations
Contents The quandary over plant sex -- The discovery of sex -- Crop domestication and gender -- Plant- female iconography in Neolithic Europe -- Sacred trees and enclosed gardens -- Mystic plants and Aegean nature goddesses -- The Plantheon of Greek mythology -- Plant sex from Empedocles to Theophrastus -- Roman assimilation of Greek myths and botany -- From herbals to walled gardens : plant gender and iconography -- Troubadours, romancing the rose, and the rebirth of naturalism -- The difficult birth of the two-sex model -- Plant nuptials in the Linnaean era -- Behind the green door : love and lust in eighteenth- century botany -- Wars of the roses : ideology versus experiment -- Idealism and asexualism in the age of Goethe -- Sex and the single cryptogam -- Flora's secret gardens
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Plants, Sex in -- Research -- History.
Sexual dimorphism (Plants)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Taiz, Lee, author
ISBN 0190627727 (electronic bk.)
9780190627720 (electronic bk.)