The taxonomic identification of individual seeds and fruits of wild and cultivated plants is not always straightforward. The specialist literature and botanical reference collections can be helpful, and knowing where to begin reading and comparing can save a considerable amount of time. We wrote A Manual for the Identification of Plant Seeds and Fruits to make your search easier.
This atlas, which - like the other atlasses in the series - is published as a book plus a website, presents the plant parts that have an economic value and are offered for sale at markets and in shops. They include plants that are used as food, spices, stimulants, medicines, poisons, offerings, dyes, tannins, building materials and ground coverings.
The Digital Seed Atlas of the Netherlands, published in 2006, contains over 4,000 full colour digital photographs taken with a microscope and represents 1,828 taxa. The atlas comprises wild plants, adventitious plants and cultivated plants that have gone wild. The Digital Seed Atlas presents a unique picture of the variation and the characteristics of the seeds and fruits of the Dutch flora. This atlas has been published as a combination of a book and website. Because of the three indices to the book and the advanced search function of the website it is an indispensible tool to identify seeds and fruits.
The continent of Africa has played an important and independent role in the history of plant exploitation. ... [This] book covers a wide range of countries and includes Namibia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Canary Isles, Libya and Egypt.
Het op naam brengen van individuele zaden en vruchten van wilde planten en cultuurplanten is niet altijd eenvoudig. Specialistische literatuur en vergelijkingscollecties kunnen uitkomst bieden. Weten waar te beginnen met lezen en vergelijken scheelt een hoop tijd. Om deze zoektocht te vergemakkelijken, is dit handboek geschreven.
Plant palaeoecologists use data from plant fossils and plant subfossils to reconstruct ecosystems of the past. This book deals with the study of subfossil plant material retrieved from archaeological excavations and cores dated to the Late Glacial and Holocene.
This biography describes the lives of Heinrich Kuhl and Johan Conrad van Hasselt, their considerable accomplishments in Europe and the Dutch East Indies, and their place in the scientific community at the time, especially in zoological systematics. The results of their systematic studies are shown to be still relevant to present-day science.
Author: Nienke Boschman and Louwrens Hacquebord (eds.)
Publication year: 2004
With the publication of this special issue of Circumpolar Journal, the Arctic Centre of the University of Groningen would like to honour Piet Oosterveld as the driving force behind biological research on Edgeøya, Spitsbergen. He invested large amounts of time and energy in this research and he was an inspiration for many students.