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The Genus Duvalia (Stapelieae) : Stem-Succulents Between the Cape and Arabia : Plant Systematics and Evolution. Supplement, - Ulrich Meve

The Genus Duvalia (Stapelieae) : Stem-Succulents Between the Cape and Arabia

Plant Systematics and Evolution. Supplement,

Paperback ISBN: 9783211829844
Number Of Pages: 132

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This longterm study of the Genus Duvalia deals with all aspects of modern biosystematic research. All, partly rare taxa were investigated by use of living material. Apart a sound investigation of the often complex and variable morphology, deep insights into the overall biological behaviour are offered, which never have been possible for these organisms before. Special emphasis is on the reproductional behaviour, which was reconsidered by field observations in South Africa, extensive crossing experiments and chromosome investigations. Based on chromosome and phytogeographical data, a sound phylogenetic evaluation is presented, giving an idea of the development of the genus in space and time.

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..". An indispensable book for the enthousiast of Asclepiads." Cactus-Adventures International ..". this volume is sure to be the definitive reference work on the genus Duvalia for years to come and as such is an essential acquisition for all enthusiasts of the Asclepiadaceae." Asklepios

Material and methods.- General part.- Distribution and habitats.- Morphology.- Chromosomes and ploidy levels.- Pollination.- Breeding system.- Flavonoids.- Phylogenetic and biogeographic considerations.- Taxonomy.- Taxonomic history.- Taxonomic treatment.- Key to the species (sect. Duvalia).- 1. Duvalia angustiloba.- 2. Duvalia caespitosa.- 3. Duvalia corderoyi.- 4. Duvalia elegans.- 5. Duvalia gracilis.- 6. Duvalia immaculate.- 7. Duvalia maculate.- 8. Duvalia modesta.- 9. Duvalia parviflora.- 10. Duvalia pillansii.- 11. Duvalia polita.- 12. Duvalia pubescens.- 13. Duvalia vestita.- Key to the species (sect. Arabica).- 14. Duvalia eilensis.- 15. Duvalia galgallensis.- 16. Duvalia sulcata.- 17. Duvalia velutina.- References.- Index to descriptions of taxa accepted and synonyms.

ISBN: 9783211829844
ISBN-10: 3211829849
Series: Plant Systematics and Evolution. Supplement,
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Country of Publication: AT
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 20.96  x 0.81
Weight (kg): 0.35