Atlas of Stem Anatomy in Herbs, Shrubs and Trees (Review).

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Bruce K. Kirchoff, Emeritus Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This remarkable book is the first of two volumes that represent the fruit over 40 years work by Fritz Schweingruber on the stem anatomy of dicotyledonous herbs, shrubs and trees. It represents a monumental effort to document stem anatomy across a wide range of dicotyledonous, and to make this information accessible for future generations. The first volume covers the Magnoiliids and Eudicots, but excludes most of the Asterids which are covered in the forthcoming Vol. 2. I emphasize the accessibility of the work because the presentation of this research extends beyond the physical volumes published by Springer to the online Xylem Database and accompanying data tables, parts of which predate the publication of the book (Schweingruber and Landolt, 2005-2010). I will return to a discussion of these online resources after reviewing the book.

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Language: English
Date: 2011
book reviews, plant anatomy, biology, botany, stem anatomy

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