Morphoanatomical Atlas of Grass Leaves, Culms, and Caryopses: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Morphoanatomical Atlas of Grass Leaves, Culms, and Caryopses

1st Edition

By Dhara Gandhi, Susy Albert

Apple Academic Press

625 pages | 2 Color Illus. | 229 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781771888486
pub: 2020-02-15
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This new volume, Morphoanatomical Atlas of Grass Leaves, Culms, and Caryopses, features the studied anatomical details of different parts of 100 wild grass species and provides a comprehensive overview of existing knowledge. Each of the three sections of the volume (leaf grass, culm, and caryopses) discusses and illustrates the diagnostic histological features, along with statistical analyses on the quantitative and qualitative data. The descriptions of these grasses, particularly those growing in the grasslands of the Panchmahal and Dahod districts of India, are supplemented with microphotographs and keys for the taxa concentrate upon diagnostic characters above the rank of genus, which will be helpful for the easy identification of the grasses, even in their vegetative stages before flowering. The cluster analysis provides uses the statistical analysis program Minitab for each part on the basis of the diagnostic features.

Due to the shortage of diagnostic morphological characteristics of leaf grass, culm, and caryopses, the study of complementary characters, like the anatomical features, has favored the clarification of taxonomic relationships between species and their correct identification.

Table of Contents

1. Leaf Anatomy 2. Culm Anatomy 3. Caryopsis Anatomy

About the Authors

Dhara Gandhi, PhD, is a researcher working in the Department of Botany of the Faculty of Science at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in Vadodara, India.

Susy Albert, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Botany, The M. S. University of Baroda, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany