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Chapter 2 Historical Background of Classification

Chapter 2 Historical Background of Classification

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Historical Background of Classification
 
Beginnings by Preliterate Humans
Classification partly based on the useful andharmful properties of plants
Use plants for food and medicine
Use plants for fish or arrow poisons
Use plants for narcotic or hallucinatory purposes
Folk taxonomies
±
classifications thatdeveloped within the society through the needof the society and without scientific efforts
 
E
arly Western Civilizations
Theophrastus
 ³Father of Botany´ 
2 botanical discourses
±
nquiry into Plants
and
TheCauses of Plants
Classified plants into 4 major groups
±
herbs,undershrubs, shrubs and trees
Described approximately 500 different species of plants
Noted many differences in plants
±
corolla types,ovary positions, inflorescences, flowering and non-flowering plants, plant tissues

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