Phytogeography: Its Purpose, Methods and Nature



The purpose of phytogeography is of the simplest. This branch of botany studies dispersal not only in order to learn how plants migrate, but ultimately to ascertain how they evolve while migrating. The why of this double purpose is self-evident, considering that there is no possibility of following plants in their dispersal without coming sooner or later to a region of the earth, where old affinities yield place to new. If phylogeny is not necessarily an integral part of phytogeography, still phylogeny and phytogeography work together so closely that their aims and doings cannot be dissociated.


Constructive Criticism Final Truth Orderly Migration Zealand Flora Discipline Imagination 
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