Classification of plant on the basis of their resemblances, Biology

Q. Classification of plant on the basis of their resemblances?

Pliny seemed to have little interest in the classification of plant on the basis of their resemblances. He classified trees as forest trees, exotic trees, and fruit trees. He divided forest trees into glandiferous and pitch-bearing; the former including all the catkin bearing trees, the latter most of the Conifers.

Pedanios Dioscorides, a Cicilian Greek, who lived in the fir$ century A.D. was the most important botanist after Theophrastus. He was a military physician under Emperor Nero of Rome. His principal writings were on medical botany. During the Middle Ages his work was far more popular than that of Theophrastus though he knew less about botany. For more than 1500 years he was the alpha and omega of European botany. His chief contribution, 'Meteria Medica' was description of about six hundred species mainly Mediterranean, used for medicinal purposes. Another manuscript, the 'Anicia Juliana Codex' was prepared for the daughter of a Byzantine emperor about 512 A.D. from material originally compiled by Dioscorides. It contained coloured illustrations of plants and is still in existence.

The most significant aspect of this period of early Greek and Roman naturalists and scholars was that men began to think originally and fundamentally about the universe, supernaturalism and mythology were abandoned in preference to logic. During this time the foundations for scientific study of nature were laid.

Posted Date: 6/8/2013 3:43:40 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Classification of plant on the basis of their resemblances, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Classification of plant on the basis of their resemblances, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Classification of plant on the basis of their resemblances Discussions

Write discussion on Classification of plant on the basis of their resemblances
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Define Ferricyanide-cyanide reagent or Drabkin's solution? Dissolve 0.2 g potassium ferricyanide, 0.05 g potassium cyanide and 1.0 g sodium bicarbonate in about 100-1 50 ml dis


TYPE S OF LYSOSOMES (1 )      Primary Lysosomes or storage granules or protolysosome - The primary lysosomes are smaller in size, they contain hydrolytic enzyme in the form

Explain the Ecosystems? The ecosystem is yet another level, or ecological unit, studied by ecologists. An ecosystem encompasses all of the organisms (all the populations-the en

What is Bilateral Symmetry system? To review: all animals besides the sponges (Phylum Porifera) belong to the Eumetazoa. There are two groups within the Eumetazoa that possess

Define Stage - Parts of the Microscope? It is a fixed platform positioned about halfway up the arm and provide surface for keeping the slide. Slide is held in position either b

Is there a difference between something that is alive and something that is a living organism?

P a r a typhoid and other Salmonella infections Paratyphoid salmonellae are non-host-specific. The commonly reported species are S. Typhimurium, S . Enteritidis S . T

Considering hybridization in a given trait like the color of the hair of a mammalian species (white/black) conditioned by a pair of different alleles under complete dominance (blac

a_molecule can be dissolved in water solution but a _molecule does not mix with water