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Flowering Plants

Magnolias to Pitcher Plants

Robert H. Mohlenbrock

Publication Year: 1981

This volume, the eighth devoted to flowering plants in the Illus­trated Flora of Illinois series, is the third of several devoted to dicotyledons, which include such well-known plants as roses, peas, mustards, mints, nightshades, milkweeds, and asters.


Mohlenbrock here represents four orders and fifteen families of plants. The orders are the Annonales, Berberidales, Nymph­aeales, and Sarraceniales. The fifteen families that comprise them are generally conceded by most botanists to be among the most primitive living plants in the world today. These orders can be characterized generally as woody in the Annonales (except for the Saururaceae and some Aristolochiaceae), herbaceous in the Berberidales (except for the Menispermaceae and some Ber­beridaceae), aquatic in the Nymphaeales, and insectivorous in the Sarraceniales.


As in previous volumes in this series, the common name, or names, is the one used locally in Illinois. Each species is illus­trated, depicting the distinguishing features and the habitat in Illinois.

Published by: Southern Illinois University Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. ix-xi

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pp. xiii

The dicotyledonous plants of Illinois will encompass several volumes of The Illustrated Flora of Illinois series. This is the third volume devoted to dictlts. It follows publication of the ferns of Illinois, five volumes on the monocots of Illinois, and two previous volumes on dicots...

County Map of Illinois

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pp. 1-5

Dicotyledons, or flowering plants which generally produce, upon germination, a pair of "seed leaves," called cotyledons, far outnumber the monocots, or single cotyledonous plants, in Illinois. This is the third volume of The Illustrated Flora of Illinois to be devoted to this great group of flowering plants, the dicots...

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Descriptions and Illustrations

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pp. 6-244

Thorne (1968), whose system of classification is being followed in The Illustrated Flora, considers the Annonales to be the most primitive of all extant flowering plants. Of the twenty-four families assigned to this order by Thorne, only six occur in Illinois, and one of them is introduced. Most of the other families...

Species Excluded

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pp. 245

Summary of the Taxa Treated in This Volume

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pp. 246


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pp. 249-253

Literature Cited

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pp. 255-256

Index of Plant Names

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pp. 257-261

Back Cover

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E-ISBN-13: 9780809380121
Print-ISBN-13: 9780809309207

Page Count: 280
Publication Year: 1981