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Wyoming Inflorescence: A Photographic Treatise on Select Plants Dan Lewis

Wyoming Inflorescence: A Photographic Treatise on Select Plants

Dan Lewis

Published September 19th 2011
ISBN : 9781936870073
Paperback
242 pages
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 About the Book 

Inflorescence originates from the Latin word inflorescere meaning to flower or to blossom. In botanical terms, inflorescence refers to a group of flowers on a plant stem in a specific arrangement differing in complexity from a simple, solitary flowerMoreInflorescence originates from the Latin word inflorescere meaning to flower or to blossom. In botanical terms, inflorescence refers to a group of flowers on a plant stem in a specific arrangement differing in complexity from a simple, solitary flower to the intricate branching patterns of multi-flowered umbels, racemes and panicles. This book reaches beyond the titles literal meaning through the use of 681 full-color photographs of 227 specimens representing 160 genera and 69 families displaying both the core morphology and simple, raw beauty of select Wyoming plants. These images reveal the essence of floral structure and form. Each specimen has its own page and is illustrated using three images: a flattened or pressed view showing gross morphology, a dissected examination revealing minute details, and either a close shot of the flowers or an image of the plant in its natural habitat. Each page also contains a distribution map showing the geographic range of the specimen in Wyoming and a label containing the scientific name, common name, and the family to which it belongs.