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The Early History of the Land Flora1

Nature volume 110, pages 606607 (04 November 1922) | Download Citation



I. IN these articles the “Early History” of the land flora is understood to cover the Devonian and Lower Carboniferous periods. Before the beginning of the Devonian the records of land plants are too scanty and doubtful to demand much consideration; on the other hand, the flora of the Upper Carboniferous is so rich and so well known that to include it would unduly extend the limits of this brief survey.

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    Based on a course of lectures given last spring at University College (University of London).

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    The Thalassiophyta and the Sub-aerial Transmigration Oxford Botanical Memoirs, III, 1919.

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    and , “On Old Red Sandstone Plants, showing Structure, from the Rhynie Chert-bed, Aberdeenshire,“Transactions of the Royal Soc. of Edinburgh, Part I., vol. 51, 1917; Parts II. and III., vol 52, 1920; Parts IV. and V., vol. 52, 1921.

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    , “Devonian Floras, a Study of the Origin of Cormophyta,“ Cambridge University Press, 1921.

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    , “Footprints of the Creator,“ edition of 1861, p. 191.

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