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Anatomy, Age and Ecology of High Mountain Plants in Ladakh, the Western Himalaya

Authors: Dolezal, J., Dvorsky, M., Börner, A., Wild, J., Schweingruber, F.H.

  • Provides new insights into the anatomy of high-mountain plants
  • Illustrates and describes more than 500 species
  • Relates stem anatomical features to phylogeny, ecology, morphology and ecophysiology
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This aesthetically unique book combines ecological, morphological and anatomical, as well as phylogenetic studies on plant material in a largely unexplored dry mountain region above the timberline. It offers the first comparative analysis of hundreds of plants - annuals, perennial herbs and dwarf shrubs - in an area of 87,000 km2 at altitudes from 2600 to 6150 m above sea level in the Western Himalaya. Characteristic landscape pictures of all major vegetation types and maps show at which locations and altitudes the individual species of vascular plants are distributed, while macroscopic plant pictures and plant age are related to high-quality micro-sections and micro-photographs.

The anatomical features of 345 dicotyledons were characterized using the published coding systems and those of 155 monocotyledones were characterized on the basis of a newly developed key. The number of annual rings and anatomical features of the xylem and phloem of dicots are compared and related to different ecological conditions within this extremely dry and cold environment. The ecological and anatomical characterization is used to create a phylogenetic tree based on nucleotide sequences, and indicates which features are genetically stable and which ones are modified by environmental factors.

The book appeals to scientists in the fields of plant taxonomy, morphology, anatomy and ecology.

 

About the authors

Jiří Doležal

Institute of Botany

The Czech Academy of Sciences

Průhonice, Czech Republic

and

Department of Botany

Faculty of Science

University of South Bohemia

České Budějovice, Czech Republic

 

Miroslav Dvorský

Institute of Botany

The Czech Academy of Sciences

Průhonice, Czech Republic

 

Annett Börner

Calyptra Pty Ltd

Adelaide, Australia

 

Jan Wild

Institute of Botany

The Czech Academy of Sciences

Průhonice, Czech Republic

 

Fritz Hans Schweingruber

Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL

Birmensdorf, Switzerland

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Doležal, Jiří (et al.)

    Pages 1-33

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  • Anatomical descriptions of horsetails and ferns

    Doležal, Jiří (et al.)

    Pages 35-46

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  • Anatomical descriptions of dicotyledons

    Doležal, Jiří (et al.)

    Pages 47-393

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  • Anatomical descriptions of monocotyledons

    Doležal, Jiří (et al.)

    Pages 395-554

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  • Synthesis of Anatomical, Ecological and Phylogenetical Data

    Doležal, Jiří (et al.)

    Pages 555-602

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Buy this book

eBook 166,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78699-5
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 207,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78697-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anatomy, Age and Ecology of High Mountain Plants in Ladakh, the Western Himalaya
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78699-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78699-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78697-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 616
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