Flowering Plants: Smartweeds to Hazelnuts
Publication Year: 2009
Published by: Southern Illinois University Press
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Preface to the Second Edition
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Since the publication of Smartweeds to Hazelnuts in 1987, twelve additional species and one hybrid of plants covered by this book have been discovered in Illinois. In addition, numerous nomenclatural changes have occurred for plants already known from the state, and a...
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Several volumes in The Illustrated Flora of Illinois series will be devoted to dicotyledonous flowering plants; this volume is the fifth one. It follows publication of one on ferns, five on monocotyledonous plants, and four previous volumes on dicots...
Map of Illinois Counties
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Flowering plants that form two "seed leaves," or cotyledons, when the seed germinates are called dicotyledons, or dicots. These far exceed the number of species of monocots, or flowering plants that produce...
Descriptions and Illustrations
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The Chenopodiales are represented in Illinois by nine familiesPhytolaccaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Aizoaceae, Cactaceae, Portulacaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Amaranthaceae, Caryophyllaceae, and PoIygonaceae. Only the Polygonaceae are treated in this book; the others will be in subsequent...
Hamamelidaceae—Witch Hazel Family
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The Hamamelidales in Illinois. consist of two families, the Hamamelidaceae and the Platanaceae. Most members of the order have highly reduced flowers, with many of them having the reduced flowers borne in unisexual spikes, known as catkins, or aments. The Hamamelidaceae are more primitive than the Platanaceae because some of them...
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Liquidambar styraciflua L. Sp. PI. 999. 1753. Figs. 55, 56. Tree to 35 m tall, with a trunk up to 1. 5 m in diameter, the branches forming a pyramidal crown; bark gray, becoming scaly; winter buds ovoid, up to 6 mm long, with many orange-brown scales; twigs reddish- brown at...
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The Fagales, as treated by Thorne (1968), consists of two families, the Fagaceae and the Betulaceae. This is a departure from the sys tem of Cronquist (1981), in which the Balanopaceae, a monotypic family known only from New Caledonia, is also included...
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The wood of overcup oak is hard, heavy, strong, and durable. It has been used in interior finishing, for cabinets, as fuel, and for Trees or shrubs; leaves alternate, simple, stipulate; flowers unisexual, the staminate usually in elongated, pendulous catkins, the pistillate pendulous or erect, short; sometimes woody; calyx in the ...
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COMMON NAMES: Hazel Alder; Common Alder; Smooth Alder. HABITAT: Along rocky streams. RANGE: Nova Scotia to New York to Ohio to Missouri, south to Louisiana and Florida...
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Alnus incana (L.) Moench. This binomial belongs to the white alder, a European tree that sometimes is grown in Illinois as an or namental but which apparently has not escaped. Several Illinois botanists have used this binomial incorrectly for the native...
Appendix: Additions and Changes to the First Edition
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Summary of the Taxa Treated in This Volume
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Index of Plant Names
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Robert H. Mohlenbrock taught botany at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for thirty-four years, obtaining the title of Distinguished Professor. Since his retirement in 1990, he has served as senior ...
Page Count: 304
Illustrations: 120 line drawings
Publication Year: 2009