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Life Sciences - Plant Sciences | Atlas of Stem Anatomy in Herbs, Shrubs and Trees - Volume 2

Atlas of Stem Anatomy in Herbs, Shrubs and Trees

Volume 2

Schweingruber, Fritz Hans, Börner, Annett, Schulze, Ernst-Detlef

With contributions by B. Kirchoff, M. Küchler and M. Nobis

2013, VIII, 415 p. 1532 illus. in color.

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  • Presents a taxonomical and ecological evaluation of stem anatomical features of all life forms of dicotyledonous Angiosperms
  • Throughout in color
  • Has a high aesthetic value
  • Opens vast fields of research for dendrochronology, wood anatomy, taxonomy and ecology

 This work, published in two volumes, contains descriptions of the wood and bark anatomies of 3000 dicotyledonous plants of 120 families, highlighting the anatomical and phylogenetic diversity of dicotyledonous plants of the Northern Hemisphere. The first volume principally treats families of the Early Angiosperms, Eudicots, Core Eudicots and Rosids, while the second concentrates on the Asterids.

Presented in Volume 2 are microsections of the xylem and phloem of herbs, shrubs and trees of 1000 species and ca. 35 families of various life forms of the temperate zone along altitudinal gradients from the lowland at the Mediterranean coast to the alpine zone in Western Europe. Special attention is given to the very diverse family of Asteraceae. The global perspective of the findings is underlined by the analysis of 400 species from the Caucasus, the Rocky Mountains and Andes, the subtropical zone on the Canary Islands, the arid zones in the Sahara, in Eurasia, Arabia and Southwest North America, New Zealand and the boreal and arctic zones in Eurasia and Canada.

The presence of annual rings in all life forms demonstrates that herbs and dwarf shrubs are an excellent tool for the reconstruction of annual biomass production and the interannual dynamic of plant associations. The common principle of the anatomical expression of secondary growth is a key factor in understanding evolution and adaptation processes in all life forms, from the 3 cm tall crepide pigmea (Crepis pygmaea) in the alpine zone to the 40 m tall ash (Fraxinus excelsior) in Central European riparian forests. The study opens vast fields of research for dendrochronology, wood anatomy, taxonomy and ecology.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » anatomy of plant stems - dendrochronology - dicotyledonous plants - ecology - plant systematics

Related subjects » Ecology - Forestry - Plant Sciences

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