Families of Vascular Plants - Botany 307F

Reading list


Principal sources for this course are the following texts (materials on Short Term Loan at the Noranda Earth Sciences Library are shown in green):

Bell, A. D. (1991). Plant Form - an illustrated guide to flowering plant morphology. Oxford, Oxford University Press. New edition, 2008, Portland OR, Timber Press.

Capon, B. (1990, 2004, 2010). Botany for gardeners. Portland OR, Timber Press.

Corner, E. J. H. (1964). The life of plants. London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd.

Cronquist, A. (1988). The evolution and classification of flowering plants, 2nd ed. New York, New York Botanical Gardens.

Dahlgren, R. M. T., Clifford, H. T., & Yeo, P. F. (1985). The families of the monocotyledons: structure, evolution, and taxonomy. New York, Springer-Verlag.

Dickinson, T., Metsger, D. Bull, J. & Dickinson R. (2004). The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario. Toronto ON, Royal Ontario Museum and McClelland and Stewart Ltd. [This is an alternate course text in 2010/2011]

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Flora of North America, home page

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Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1993). Flora of North America, Vol. 1, Introduction. New York, Oxford University Press. ESCR QK/110/F55/1993 (all volumes available to date)

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Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1993). Flora of North America, Vol. 2, 3, 22, 23, 26 [Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, and the first Angiosperm groups]New York, Oxford University Press.

Judd, W. S., Campbell, C. S., Kellogg, E. A., Stevens, P. F. & M. J. Donoghue. Plant Systematics - A Phylogenetic Approach, 3rd ed. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland MA (2008). [This is an alternate course text in 2010/2011]

Kramer, K. U. (1990) The families and genera of vascular plants, vol. 1. Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms. Berlin, Springer Verlag.

Kubitzki, K. (1993) The families and genera of vascular plants, vol. 2. Flowering plants, dicotyledons: magnoliid, hamamelid, and caryophyllid families. Berlin, Springer Verlag.

Kubitzki, K. (1998a) The families and genera of vascular plants, vol. 3. Flowering plants, Monocotyledons: Alismatanae and Commelinanae (except Gramineae). Berlin, Springer Verlag.

Kubitzki, K. (1998b) The families and genera of vascular plants, vol. 4. Flowering plants, Monocotyledons: Lilianae (except Orchidaceae) . Berlin, Springer Verlag.

Kubitzki, K. (2003) The families and genera of vascular plants, vol. 5. Flowering plants, dicotyledons : Malvales, Capparales, and non-betalain Caryophyllales. Berlin, Springer Verlag.

Kubitzki, K. (2004) The families and genera of vascular plants, vol. 6. Flowering plants, dicotyledons : Celastrales, Oxalidales, Rosales, Cornales, Ericales. Berlin, Springer Verlag.

Mabberley, D. J. (2008). The plant book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, 3rd ed. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. ESCR QK/11/M29/2008X

Porter, C. L. (1967). Taxonomy of Flowering Plants. San Francisco, W. H. Freeman.

Sporne, K. R. (1974). The morphology of Gymnosperms, 2nd ed. London, Hutchinson.

Sporne, K. R. (1975). The morphology of Angiosperms. New York, St. Martin's Press.

Sporne, K. R. (1975). The morphology of Pteridophytes, 4th ed. London, Hutchinson.

Zomlefer, W. B. (1994). Guide to Flowering Plant Families. Chapel Hill NC, University of North Carolina Press.

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Other WWW links, that students in this course may also wish to consult, include the following:

Online Bibliographic Tools

Flora of North America

Categorical Glossary for the
Flora of North America Project
(cf. Kiger & Porter 2001)

University of Toronto Noranda Earth Sciences Library

Guide to Plant Collection & Identification - Jane M. Bowles

 

The Families of Flowering Plants

DELTA database in natural language

L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

 

The Tree of Life Home Page
The Tree of Life Home Page

Botany Online

Botanical Society of America

Canadian Botanical Association / l'Association Botanique du Canada

For more links, please click HERE.

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Other sources consulted, that students in this course may also wish to look at, include the following:

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Argus, G. W. (1992). The phytogeography of rare vascular plants in Ontario and its bearing on plant conservation. Canadian Journal of Botany 70(3): 469-490.

Ball, P. W., Reznicek, A. A. and D. F. Murray (2003). 210. CYPERACEAE Jussieu - Sedge Family, in Flora of North America, vol. 23. http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=10246, accessed 12-Nov-10.

Bridson, D. and Forman, L., eds. (1992).  The Herbarium Handbook, rev. ed.  Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens.

Dickson, E. E. (1995). Systematic studies of Malus section Chloromeles (Maloideae, Rosaceae). Ph.D. thesis, Cornell University [available online].

Doyle, J. A. (1996). Seed plant phylogeny and the relationships of the Gnetales. International Journal of Plant Science 157 (6 Suppl.): S3-S39.

Farrar, J. L. (1995). Trees in Canada. Ottawa, Fitzhenry & Whiteside and Canadian Forest Service.

Friedman, W. E. and Carmichael, J. S. (1996). Double fertilization in Gnetales: implications for understanding reproductive diversification among seed plants. International Journal of Plant Sciences 157(6 Supplement): S77-S94.

Frohlich, M. W. and Parker, D. S. (2000). The mostly male theory of flower evolutionary origins: from genes to fossils. Syst. Bot. 25 (2): 155-170.

Geesink, R., Leeuwenberg, A. J. M., Ridsdale, C. E., and Veldkamp, J. F.  (1981).   Thonner's analytical key to the families of flowering plants.  Leiden Botanical Series Vol. 5

Hare, F. K. (1989). Ontario in the sweep of continental climate. Pp. 20-27 in: Legacy: the natural history of Ontario, J. B. Theberge ed. Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Inc.

Hipp, A. L., Rothrock, P. E. and E. H. Roalson (2009). The Evolution of Chromosome Arrangements in Carex (Cyperaceae). Bot. Rev. 75:96–109.
Andrew L. Hipp1,4 &3

Kalkman, C. (2004). Rosaceae. Pp. 343-386 in: The families and genera of vascular plants, VI. Flowering plants - Dicotyledons - Celastrales, Oxalidales, Rosales, Cornales, Ericales. K. Kubitzki, ed. Berlin, Springer.

Kiger, R.W., and Porter, D.M. (2001) Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA.

Kron, K. A. (1997). Phylogenetic relationships of Rhododendroideae (Ericaceae). American Journal of Botany 84: 973-980

Kron, K. A., Judd, W. S. & Crayn, D. M. (1999). Phylogenetic analyses of Andromedeae (Ericaceae subfam. Vaccinioideae). American Journal of Botany 86: 1290-1300.

McAndrews, J. H., Liu, K. B., Manville, G. C., Prest, V. K. & Vincent, J.-S. (1987). Plate 4, Environmental change after 9000 BC, in: Historical Atlas of Canada, Vol. 1, R. C. Harris ed. Toronto, University of Toronto Press.

McAndrews, J. H. & Manville, G. C. (1987). Plate 17, Ecological regions, ca AD 1500, in: Historical Atlas of Canada, Vol. 1, R. C. Harris ed. Toronto, University of Toronto Press.

McKay, S. & Catling, P. (1979). Trees, shrubs & flowers to know in Ontario. Toronto, J. M. Dent & Sons (Canada) Ltd.

Morton, J. K. & Venn, J. M. (1990). A Checklist of the flora of Ontario - Vascular plants. University of Waterloo Biology Series 34.

Newmaster, S. G., Lehela, A., Uhlig, P. W. C., McMurray, S. & Oldham, M. J. (1998). Ontario plant list. Forest Research Paper No. 123. Sault Ste. Marie ON, Ontario Forest Research Institute.

Oldham, M. J. (1996).  Natural Heritage Resources of Ontario: Rare Vascular Plants.  Peterborough ON, Natural Heritage Information Center, OMNR.

Pollan, M. (2001). The botany of desire - a plant's-eye view of the world. Random House, New York.

Prest, V. K., Vincent, J.-S. & McAndrews, J. H. (1987). Plate 1, The last ice sheets, 18 000-10 000 BC, in: Historical Atlas of Canada, Vol. 1, R. C. Harris ed. Toronto, University of Toronto Press.

Pryer, K. M., Schuettpelz, E., Wolf, P. G., Schneider, H., Smith, A. R. & R. Cranfill (2004). Phylogeny and evolution of ferns (Monilophytes) with a focus on the early leptosporangiate divergences. American Journal of Botany 91: 1582-1598.

Radford, A.E., Dickison, W.C., Massey, J.R., & C.R. Bell (1974). Vascular Plant Systematics. Harper & Row, New York.

Riley, J. L. (2003). Flora of the Hudson Bay Lowland and its postglacial origin. Ottawa ON, NRC Press.

Sattler, R. (1997). Plant morphology as applied to systematics. Pp. 442-446 in: Contemporary plant systematics, 2nd ed., D. W. Woodland ed. Berrien Springs MI, Andrews University Press.

Schmid, R. (1986) On Cornerian and Other Terminology of Angiospermous and Gymnospermous Seed Coats: Historical Perspective and Terminological Recommendations. Taxon 35(3): 476-491.

Spjut, R. W. (1994). A systematic treatment of fruit types. Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 70.

Stearn, W. T. (1957).  An introduction to the Species Plantarum and cognate botanical works of Carl Linnaeus. Pp. 1-176 in: Carl Linnaeus - Species Plantarum - A facsimile of the first edition 1753, Vol. 1.   London, The Ray Society.

Stuessy, T. F. and Sohmer, S. H., eds. (1996).  Sampling the green world.   New York, Columbia University Press.

Varga, S. (1987).  Toronto Islands - Plant Communities and Noteworthy Species.   Toronto, Toronto Field Naturalists.

Voss, E. G. (1972). Michigan flora - Part I Gymnosperms and Monocots. Bloomfield Hills MI, Cranbrook Institute of Science and University of Michigan Herbarium.

Voss, E. G. (1985). Michigan flora - Part II Dicots (Saururaceae - Cornaceae). Ann Arbor MI, Cranbrook Institute of Science and University of Michigan Herbarium.

Voss, E. G. (1996). Michigan flora - Part III Dicots (Pyrolaceae - Compositae). Ann Arbor MI, Cranbrook Institute of Science and University of Michigan Herbarium.

Wood, C. E., Jr. (1974). A student's atlas of flowering plants: some dicotyledons of eastern North America. New York, Harper & Row.


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Reference Material in the Noranda Earth Sciences Library includes the following (list supplied by Jenny Mendelsohn, former ESC Librarian):

Botany Reference Literature

BPH - Botanica Periodicum Huntianum. Edited by George H.M. Lawrence et al. Pittsburgh : Pittsburgh Hunt Botanical Library 1968. ESCR Z/5353/C3; ROM

Davis, Elisabeth B. and Diane Schmidt. Guide to information sources in the botanical sciences. 2 ed. Englewood, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1996 ESCR Z/5351/D38/1996X

The Herbarium Handbook. Edited by Diane M. Bridson and Leonard Forman. Kew : Royal Botanic Gardens, 1992. ESCR QK/61/H47/1992; ROM

Huth, Edward J. Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 6th ed. New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994 ESCR QH/250.6/B5C64/1994

Index herbariorum. International Association for Plant Taxonomy. Bronx, N.Y. : New York Botanical Gardens. ESCR QK/75/L32/1990; ROM

The Kew record of taxonomic literature. 1971+ London H.M. Stationery Office. Quarterly. Note: Recent issues in reference, back volumes in the stack. ESCR Z/5356/A1K4

Stafleu, Frans Antonie, and E.A. Mennega. Taxonomic literature. 2nd ed. + supplements. Konigstein, Federal Republic of Germany : Koeltz Scientific Books, 1976-. ESCR Z/5356/S7/1976; ROM

Dictionaries

Jackson, Benjamin Daydon. A Glossary of Botanic terms, with their derivation and accent. 4th ed. London: Gerald Duckworth, 1965. ESCR QK/9/J3/1965; ROM

Stearn, William T. Botanical latin : history, grammar, syntax, terminology and vocabulary. 4th ed. Newton Abbot, England : David & Charles, 1992. ESCR QK/10/S7/1992; ROM

Brummitt, R.K. and C.E. Powell. Authors of plant names : a list of authors of scientific names of plants, with recommended standard forms of their names, including abbreviations. Kew, England : Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1992. ESCR QK/11/A88/1992

Willis, John Christopher. A Dictionary of the Flowering Plants and Ferns. 7th ed. Cambridge : University Press, 1966. ESCR QK/45/W7/1966; ROM

Gray Herbarium index. Harvard University. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1968. ESCR QK/11/H3

Index Kewensis

Index Kewensis Plantarum Phanerogamarum Nomina et Synonyma Omnium Generum et Specierum a Linnaeo Usque ad Annum MDCCCLXXXV Complectens Nomine Recepto Auctore Patria Unicuique Plantae Subjectis. Sumptibus beati Caroli Roberti Darwin dectu et consilio Josephi D. Hooker confecit B. Dayton Jackson. Oxford, England: Clarendon, 1893-95 vol 1. Original edition reprinted by Koeltz, 1977. ESCR QK 11/I44 v1-2

Rouleau, Ernest. Guide to Index kewensis and its supplements 1-14. Montreal, 1970. ESCR QK/11/I442R6 The other supplements (issued every 5 years) have to be checked individually.

Floras

Atlas of the rare vascular plants of Ontario. Edited by George W. Argus et al. Ottawa : Botany Division, National Museum of Natural Sciences, 1982-1987. ESCR QK/86/C2A84

Kartesz, John T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd ed. Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 1994. 2v. ESCR QK/110/K37/1994; ROM

Gray's manual of botany : a handbook of the flowering plants and ferns of the central and northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. Largely rewritten and expanded by Merritt Lyndon Fernald. New York : American Book Company, 1950. QK 117/G75/1950; ROM

Scoggan, H.J. The Flora of Canada. Ottawa : National Museum of Natural Sciences, National Museums of Canada, 1978-1979. 4v. ESCR QK/201/S39; ROM

Flora Europaea. Edited by T.G. Tutin et al, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1982. 5v. ESCR QK/281/T8; ROM


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