Atlas of Stem Anatomy in Herbs, Shrubs and Trees

Volume 2

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

  • Presents a taxonomical and ecological evaluation of stem anatomical features of all life forms of dicotyledonous Angiosperms
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  • Opens vast fields of research for dendrochronology, wood anatomy, taxonomy and ecology
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 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.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction to Volume 2

    Schweingruber, Fritz Hans (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Monographic Descriptions

    Schweingruber, Fritz Hans (et al.)

    Pages 5-291

  • Ecological, Morphological, Taxonomical and Functional Significance of Stem Features Within the Dicotyledons

    Schweingruber, Fritz Hans (et al.)

    Pages 293-353

  • Anatomical Adaptations to Environmental Conditions

    Schweingruber, Fritz Hans (et al.)

    Pages 355-370

  • Ontogeny of the Xylem

    Schweingruber, Fritz Hans (et al.)

    Pages 371-381

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Atlas of Stem Anatomy in Herbs, Shrubs and Trees
Book Subtitle
Volume 2
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-20435-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-20435-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-20434-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 415
Additional Information
With contributions by B. Kirchoff, M. Küchler and M. Nobis
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