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The Ferns (Filicales)
Treated Comparatively with a View to their Natural Classification

Volume 1. Analytical Examination of the Criteria of Comparison

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  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108013161

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  • Frederick Orpen Bower (1855–1948) was a renowned botanist best known for his research on the origins and evolution of ferns. Appointed Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Glasgow in 1885, he became a leading figure in the development of modern botany and the emerging field of paleobotany, devising the interpolation theory of the life cycle in land plants. First published between 1923 and 1928 as part of the Cambridge Botanical Handbook series, The Ferns was the first systematic classification of ferns according to anatomical, morphological and developmental features. In this three-volume work Bower analyses the major areas of comparison between different species, describes primitive and fossil ferns and compares these species to present-day fern species, providing a comprehensive description of the order. Volume 1 describes and analyses the features of ferns which Bower uses in his system of classification.

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    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108013161
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The life-history of a fern
    2. The habit and the habitat of ferns
    3. A theoretical basis for the systematic treatment of ferns
    4. Morphological analysis of the shoot-system of ferns
    5. Leaf-architecture of ferns
    6. Cellular construction
    7. The vascular system of the axis (A) - the protostele and its immediate derivatives
    8. The vascular system of the axis (B) - the stelar structure of the leptosporangiate ferns
    9. The vascular system of the leaf
    10. Size a factor in stelar morphology
    11. Dermal and other non-vascular tissues
    12. The spore-producing organs (A) - the sorus
    13. The spore-producing organs (B) - the sporangium
    14. The gametophyte, and sexual organs
    15. The embryo
    16. Abnormalities of the life-cycle
    17. Organographic comparison of the filicales with other plants

  • Author

    F. O. Bower

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