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The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Palms are an economically important group of plants and support major agronomic and horticultural industries, quite apart from their regional use in the cultures of many tropical countries as sources ... More


Subfamily Coryphoideae

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

in The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Coryphoideae constitute the second largest subfamily of Arecaceae with respect to the number of genera and the third with regard to number of species. Within Coryphoideae, anatomical data is of ... More


Palm Construction and Classification

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

in The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter first considers the uniqueness of palms followed by a synopsis of the palm family. It then discusses the habit of palms covering establishment growth, seedling roots, branching, ... More


Subfamily Calamoideae

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

in The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Calamoideae, sister to all other Arecaceae, is the second most species-rich subfamily of palms, containing about 615 spp. within 21 genera. The subfamily is distributed throughout the wet ... More


Subfamily Arecoideae

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

in The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Arecoideae is the largest subfamily of Arecaceae, containing about 1300 spp. within 107 genera. The group includes the great majority of arborescent palms with reduplicately pinnate leaves, as well ... More


Subfamily Ceroxyloideae

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

in The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The subfamily Ceroxyloideae exhibits an unusually large amount of structural diversity for a clade that contains but eight genera distributed among three tribes. Like its sister group Arecoideae, ... More


Leaf Lamina

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

in The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The palm leaf is a complex expression of diversity within a single organ, related to the primary function of photosynthesis. Complexity arises as a consequence of the frequent large size and ... More


Stem Anatomy

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

in The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The overall construction of the palm stem is exemplary of all monocotyledons although it is represented in a group of trees with a habit that is rare among other groups of woody monocotyledons such ... More


Anatomical Methods

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

in The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter describes the methods used in the present survey of palm anatomy. Many taxa were examined using simple methods that allowed rapid observation. The basic approach involved cutting ... More


Vascular Tissues and Cell Inclusions

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

in The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the vascular tissues and cell inclusions in palms. It identifies the two basic types of vascular tissues involved with long distance transport: xylem that carries mainly water, ... More


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