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Contemporary Plant Systematics

By Dennis W. Wodland
4th Edition
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The fourth edition addresses the newest developments in contemporary plant classification; includes 500 all-new drawings; discusses and illustrates 275 families in detail in unique, one-page format; and includes two outstanding electronic-content features. One, the landmark “University of Wisconsin DVD Photo Atlas of the Vascular Plants,” now with more than 8,500 plant images representing 325 plant families. And two, the all-new “Interactive Keys to Vascular Plant Families of the World” in CD format for easy identification of plant families.
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CHAPTER 1: The Significance of Systematics
CHAPTER 2: How Plants Get Their Names
CHAPTER 3: How Plants Are Identified
CHAPTER 4: Collecting, Handling, and Preserving Specimens
CHAPTER 5: History and Development of Classification to the Twenty-First Century
CHAPTER 6: Plant Classification in the Twenty-First Century
CHAPTER 7: Living Ferns and Other Seedless Vascular Plants (Pteridophytes)
CHAPTER 8: Families of the Pinophyta (Gymnosperms)
CHAPTER 9: Terminology of Flowering Plants (Angiosperms)
CHAPTER 10: Families of Flowering Plants (Angiosperms)—"Basal" Flowering Plants, Magnoliids, Monocots, and Commelinids
CHAPTER 11: Families of Flowering Plants (Angiosperms)—Eudicots I
CHAPTER 12: Families of Flowering Plants (Angiosperms)—Eudicots II. Rosids and Eurosids
CHAPTER 13: Families of Flowering Plants (Angiosperms)—Eudicots Asterids—Euasterids I, II
CHAPTER 14: The Literature of Systematics
CHAPTER 15: Contemporary Views on the Origin of Vascular Plants
CHAPTER 16: Methods for Studying the Systematics of Plants
CHAPTER 17: Preserving Plant Biodiversity
CHAPTER 18: The Role of Botanical Gardens in Society
CHAPTER 19: Epilogue

APPENDIX I: Selected References
APPENDIX II: Floras of the World
APPENDIX III: Classification of the Flowering Plants as Proposed by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG)


Title: Contemporary Plant Systematics
Author: Dennis W. Woodland
ISBN-13: 978-1-883925-64-2
Edition: 4th Edition
Year: 2009
Pages: 666

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