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Author Krasilov, Valentin Abramovich.

Title Cercidiphyllum and fossil allies : morphological interpretation and general problems of plant evolution and development / by Valentin Krassilov
Published Sofia, Bulgaria : Pensoft, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (150 pages, 32 pages of plates) : illustrations, color plates
Contents Historical overview -- Material and methods -- Morphological description. Shoot system ; Short shoot development ; Cataphylls ; Short-shoot leaf (prophyll) ; Long shoot development ; Foliage leaves ; Leaf epidermis ; Leaf glands ; Floral structures ; Staminate structures ; Pollen grains ; Pistillate structures ; Placenta and ovules ; Fruit and seed ; Summary of morphological findings -- Fossil allies. Eocercidiphyllites plant ; Comparison with extant Cercidiphyllum and fossil allies ; Other extinct cercidiphyllids ; Cretaceous ranunculids ; Ternaricarpites, a possible ranunculid precursor of early cerciciphyllids -- Discussion of Cercidiphyllum morphology. Shoot system ; Leaves and prophylls ; Glands and stomata ; Typology of floral structures ; Developmental evidence of flower -- inflorescence transformations ; Preflower ; Carpel typology ; Ovule -- gland homeomorphism ; Seed evolution ; Staminate two-stage flower ; Conversion, convergence and ectopic developments ; Taxonomic implications -- Relevance to general problems of plant evolution and development. Morphogenesis and organographic rules ; Angiosperm origin and phylogeny ; Tendencies of floral evolution ; Neotenic transformation ; Inference from paleobotanical data -- Conclusion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-116)
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Subject Angiosperms -- Morphology.
Plants -- Evolution.
Plants, Fossil.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9546425443 (electronic bk.)
9789546425447 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Morphological interpretation and general problems of plant evolution and development