Book ID: 55035
Diversity and Evolutionary Biology of Tropical Flowers. 1994.(Cambridge Tropical Series).78 figs. 5 tabs.62 photogr. XIV,511 p. gr8vo. Paper bd.
The study of flowers provides a unique insight into the biology andevolution of flowering plants as a whole. The comparative study offlowers began in temperate regions and as a consequence most books onflowers are concentrated with temperate plants. In contrast, thisvolume concentrates on tropical flowers. - Contents (partly):Introduction/ Floral organisation (bauplan, groundplant)/ Floralconstruction (architecture, gestalt)/ Floral adaptations to differentpollinators (floral styles)/ Special differentiations associated withpollinator attraction/ Special differentiations associated with thebreeding system/ The process of anthesis/ Floral structure: biology ofselected systematic groups in the tropics/ Aspects of flower evolution/Prospects/ Index.