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
Q. Investigations process of constrictive pericarditis? Electrocardiogram Low voltage complexes can occur. Left atrial enlargement may be seen. Atrial fibrillation occu

Coccidioidomycosis Coccidioidomycosis is a soil-borne infection of pet, domestic, wild animals and  man. The disease is caused by Coccidioides immitis, a dimorphic fungus wh

Dominance - Synthetic Characters It is a characteristic of vegetation which expresses the predominating influences of one or more species in a stand so that the population of

MEIOSIS Every  organism is mortal, It  becomes  old and wornout  with advancing age  (= ageing )  and ultimately dies ,Before  death   however  ,it reproduces its own  kind, so

Patient Care The primary basic principle in nutritional practice to be valid must be person/patient- centered.  It must  be  based  on  initial and  continuing  identified  nee

Which of the following processes help bring oxygen to the body cells that are in a leg? A. Net flux of oxygen from red blood cells into blood plasma in the body capillaries in

What is Pancreatic lipase Pancreatic lipase  acts on  the dietary triacylglycerols after it has been incorporated into the mixed micelle  in  the  intestinal lumen. The lipa

Q. What are the main cellular functions of potassium? Moreover being important for the osmotic regulation and for the acid-base equilibrium (pH) potassium is fundamental for th

what is cell and what are the components of cell

What are the major plant tissues that form the rings observed on stem sections of some trees? The rings observed on a stem cross section of the dicot trees are made of conducti