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Pondweeds, Bur-reeds and Their Relatives of British Columbia

Aquatic Families of Monocotyledons - Revised Edition

In this revised edition, Dr T.C. Brayshaw describes all of the aquatic monocotyledons in British Columbia. (Monocotyledons are a major subgroup of flowering plants that have embryos with only one seed leaf.) This group comprises four orders and fourteen families of plants in freshwater and marine environments. The most populous families are the pondweeds and bur-reeds, but others a re water-plantains, arrow-grasses, arums (Skunk Cabbage), duckweeds and cat-tails.

260 pages


Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Checklist

The Aquatic Environment

Evolution in Aquatic Plants

Diagnostic Keys

Descriptions of Families, Genera and Species

Glossary

References

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