Which text book for plant systematic course?
singhm at GIASDLA.VSNL.NET.IN
Thu May 21 05:55:07 CDT 1998
Well the Book by C. L. Porter is too outdated for the ninetees, since so
much taxonomic advancement has been made. Also it is long out of print.
The books by Jones and Luchsinger (2nd eds. 1986) and C.Stace (2nd ed.
1989) have been very useful and almost replaced classical books by
Lawrence, Davis and Heywood and C. L. Porter. Another good recent book is
"Fundamentals of plant Systematics " by Radford (1986). More recently D.
W. Woodland has published "Contemporary Plant Systematics" in 1991, which
I think is a very well balanced text book.
On Wed, 20 May 1998, Robin Leech wrote:
> Another taxonomic botany textbook that you might try is this:
> Porter, C.L. 1967 (or any update?). Taxonomy of flowering plants. W.H.
> Freeman & Co., San Francisco.
> I have not taught taxonomic botany for about 4 years, so I do not know if
> this book is still in print. A quick check in a bookstore for books in
> print should solve this quickly.
> Hope this helps.
> Robin Leech
> On Wed, 20 May 1998, Matt Buys wrote:
> > For years we have prescribed Jones & Luchsinger for our systematics
> > course. I have just heard that they are out of print. Any
> > suggestion(s) as to a replacement would be appreciated. Feel free to
> > mail me directly at plbmhb at puknet.puk.ac.za
> > Thanking you all in anticipation.
> > M.
> > =======================================
> > Dr Matt Buys
> > Dept Plant and Soil Science
> > PU vir CHO, Private Bag X6001,
> > Potchefstroom, 2520, South Africa
> > Tel: +27 (0)18 2992507, Fax: +27 (0)18 2992503
> > http://www.puk.ac.za/botany/home.htm
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