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Praktikum für morphologische und systematische Botanik

Nature volume 71, page 436 (09 March 1905) | Download Citation



THE morphology of the flower, although an important item in the curriculum of the advanced student of botany, is not infrequently compressed into a period quite insufficient for obtaining a knowledge of more than a few cohorts or families. But the relegation of this branch of botany to an uncertain stage is easily explained, since, as a course for training students, and this is the first object of a scientific curriculum, floral morphology does not offer the same scope as vegetative anatomy or physiology. Nevertheless, the art of discovering all the essential points of a flower is by no means easily acquired, while the ability to distinguish between critical genera and orders requires intuition, based upon experience and practice.

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