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A Textbook of Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Paleobotany

A V S S Sambamurty, I K International, 2005, pbk, x, 574 p, figs, ISBN : 8188237450, $40.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

A Textbook of Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Paleobotany/A.V.S.S. Sambamurty

Contents: Preface. I. Bryophytes: 1. Introduction to bryophytes. 2. Riccia, marchantia, pellia and porella. 3. Anthoceros. 4. Sphagnum, funaria, polytrichum, and pogonatum. 5. General topics. II. Pteridophytes: 6. Introduction and classification. 7. Plant body in pteridophytes. 8. Psilotum. 9. Lycopodium, seleginella and isoetes. 10. Equisetum. 11. Ophioglossum, gleichenia, marsilea, pleopeltis, dryopteris, pteridium and pteris. 12. General discussion and summary for ferns. 13. General topics. III. Gymnosperms: 14. Introduction and classification. 15. Cycas. 16. Pinus. 17. Ephedra. 18. Gnetum. 19. Ginkgoales. 20. Taxales. 21. Welwitschiaceae. 22. General topics. IV. Paleobotany: 23. Paleobotany. 24. Fossils: voltziales. 25. Cordaites. References. Index.

"The book is amply illustrated with diagrams. Almost all important genera are discussed giving details of structure, anatomy, developmental stages of reproductive organs from different sections like Bryophytes, Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms. Paleobotany section deals with important fossil genera from pteridophytes and gymnosperms. Various comparisons of different genera are given in all sections. Experimental studies of bryophytes, pteridophytes and gymnosperms are discussed from recent literature."

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