Book ID: 34200
A Revision of the Genus Lespedeza Section Macrolespedeza (Leguminosae). 1988. (The University Museum, The University of Tokyo, Bulletin 33). 27 (4 col.) plates. 50 figs. 170 p. gr8vo. Cloth. - In English.
The object of this volume is a revised classification of the speciesbelonging to the section Macrolespedeza, which are endemic to Asia, into9 species and 2 subspecies including 2 varieties and 8 formas, based ona meticulous dissection of more than 500 flowers under a stereoscopicbinocular microscope, and analysis of the variation in their sizes andshapes, as well as on other morphological characters. The authorproposes a revised classification system of the section Macrolespedezainto three series named Macrolespedeza, Heterolespedeza and Formosae(new name). The volume includes a description of the series, species,subspecies and varieties; a list of synonyms and of the literature;descriptions; distribution ranges; lists of representative specimens ofeach species, subspecies and variety; and notes on peculiar features. -Contents: Introduction/ History/ Morphological Diversity and Variation/Chromosome Numbers/ Relationships of Species of the Section Macrolespedeza/ Systematic Treatments (L. bicolor Turcz./ L. cyrtobotryaMiquel/ L. melanantha Nakai/ L. homoloba Nakai/ L. formosa (Vogel)Koehne/ L. patens Nakai/ L. Davidii Franch./ L. Buergeri Miquel/ L.Maximowiczii Schneid./ Natural hybrids/ L. japonica L.H.Bailey/ L.Thunbergii (DC.) Nakai)/ Imperfectly Known Taxa/ Summary/Acknowledgement/ References/ List of New Names/ Index to Latin Names/Index to Japanese Names.