• Kenneth C. Sink

Part of the Monographs on Theoretical and Applied Genetics book series (GENETICS, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. K. C. Sink
    Pages 1-2
  3. K. C. Sink
    Pages 3-9
  4. K. C. Sink
    Pages 10-20
  5. D. Maizonnier
    Pages 21-33
  6. A. Cornu
    Pages 34-48
  7. H. Wiering, P. de Vlaming, A. W. Schram, L. M. V. Jonsson, G. J. H. Bennink
    Pages 49-76
  8. S. Izhar
    Pages 77-91
  9. P. D. Ascher
    Pages 92-110
  10. S. Izhar, A. Zelcer
    Pages 111-122
  11. H. Binding, G. Krumbegel-Schroeren
    Pages 123-132
  12. K. C. Sink
    Pages 133-138
  13. M. R. Hanson
    Pages 139-150
  14. D. Maizonnier
    Pages 151-154
  15. M. R. Hanson, A. J. Kool
    Pages 155-179
  16. L. Ewart
    Pages 180-202
  17. H. M. Cathey
    Pages 203-207
  18. H. M. Cathey, L. E. Campbell
    Pages 208-230
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 231-258

About this book


The solanaceous family is one of the most interesting and diverse plant groups among the dicotyledons. Plants of various genera are grown for their edible parts, for drugs, or for ornamental purposes. The six genera grown primarily as ornamental plants are: Browallia, Brunsfelsia, Datura, Nicotiana, Petunia, and Salpiglossis. Of these, Petunia is the most economically important in terms of worldwide use as an ornamental plant. In addition to its horticultural value and prominence, the genus Petunia plays a key role as experimental plant material in a broad range of horticultural and biological research endeavors. Because of the broad range of commercial and research interest in Petunia, the collaborating authors believed it was appropiate to prepare a monograph dealing in a comprehensive manner with all economic and biological facets of the genus Petunia. The authors sincerely hope that this monograph will be of resource value and stimulating to students, researchers, and workers in industry interested in having a compendium of the knowledge available on the genus Petunia. KENNETH C. SINK Contents Introduction. By K. C. Sink 1 1.1 Survey of Petunia as a Research Species 1 2 1.2 Survey of Petunia as an Economic Plant Species 2 Taxonomy. By K. C. Sink ....... 3 2.1 Geographical Distribution ...... 3 2.2 Status of Petunia Within the Solanaceae 3 2.3 Early Taxonomie Studies . . . . . . . 4 2.4 Species Described by Fries, Steere, Smith, and Downes 5 ...... 7 2.5 Origin of the Cultivated P. hybrida Vilm.


Solanaceae plant plants taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth C. Sink
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of HorticultureMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02389-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02387-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0341-5376
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