Plant Pheno-morphological Studies in Mediterranean Type Ecosystems

  • Gideon Orshan

Part of the Geobotany book series (GEOB, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Introduction

    1. Gideon Orshan
      Pages 1-5
  3. Description of Plant Annual Cycles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Ch. Floret, M. J. Galan, E. Le Floc’h, F. Leprince, F. Romane
      Pages 9-97
    3. G. Orshan
      Pages 99-156
    4. A. Le Roux, P. Perry, X. Kyriacou
      Pages 159-344
    5. G. Montenegro, G. Avila, M. E. Aljaro, R. Osorio, M. Gomez
      Pages 347-386
  4. General Synthesis

    1. G. Orshan, Ch. Floret, E. Le Floc’h, A. Le Roux, G. Montenegro, F. Romane
      Pages 389-399
  5. References

    1. Gideon Orshan
      Pages 401-404

About this book


Phenomorphology of flowering plants deals with starts growing, how long it grows and what happens the study of temporal changes in the morphology of to it when it stops growing. Is it being dispersed like plants and plant organs during their whole life diaspores, does it die eventually like leaves, or does span. It is in fact the study of the visible life history it remain alive as part of the plant body during the of each of the vegetative and generative organs of whole lifespan of the plant or during part of it, and the plant. Consequently it combines the use of finally what is its life duration. Generally only the phenology, which deals with the seasonality of phe­ life history of leaves, stems, flowers and fruits was nophases (Linnaeus 1751), and of morphology, followed. The following phenophases are de­ since the morphological changes of the plant as a scribed: vegetative growth, flower bud formation, whole and of its individual organs within and be­ fruiting, dispersal of diaspores, and leaf shedding. tween the phenophases are described. It is hoped that such a study of plant growth and Man's interest in plant life goes back to prehis­ development will lead to a better understanding of toric times.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gideon Orshan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyThe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7897-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3107-7
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