© 1988

Comparative Wood Anatomy

Systematic, Ecological, and Evolutionary Aspects of Dicotyledon Wood


Part of the Springer Series in Wood Science book series (SSWOO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Sherwin Carlquist
    Pages 1-11
  3. Sherwin Carlquist
    Pages 12-39
  4. Sherwin Carlquist
    Pages 40-103
  5. Sherwin Carlquist
    Pages 104-149
  6. Sherwin Carlquist
    Pages 150-173
  7. Sherwin Carlquist
    Pages 174-215
  8. Sherwin Carlquist
    Pages 216-255
  9. Sherwin Carlquist
    Pages 256-277
  10. Sherwin Carlquist
    Pages 297-314
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 358-436

About this book


Diagnostically illustrated with light and scanning electron micrographs, Comparative Wood Anatomy lucidly introduces dicotyledon wood in terms of cell types and their variations, pertinent literature, taxonomic distribution of features, terminology, and methods for preparation. Two final chapters present syntheses: taxonomic achievements of wood studies; and the evolutionary relationship between structure, physiological function, and ecology. This detailed survey serves a wide range of interests: identification, systematics, evolution and physiology.


Anatomie Holz Holzanatomie, ökologische Physiologie, Holz anatomy ecological ecology evolution growth physiology physiology, wood systematics wood wood anatomy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Pomona CollegeClaremontUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Comparative Wood Anatomy
  • Book Subtitle Systematic, Ecological, and Evolutionary Aspects of Dicotyledon Wood
  • Authors Sherwin Carlquist
  • Series Title Springer Series in Wood Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-18827-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-21716-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-21714-6
  • Series ISSN 1431-8563
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 436
  • Number of Illustrations 98 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Agriculture
    Plant Sciences
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From reviews of the previous edition: "In synthesis, this book presents itself as an immensely valuable exposé on comparative wood anatomy and its bearing on systematic, ecological and evolutionary aspects of dicotyledon wood." (Wood Science and Technology) "This book is recommended to all who are interested in a modern, stimulating, competent, and well illustrated work." (Holzforschung)