Need plant list according to life forms!

Discussion in 'Plants: Nomenclature and Taxonomy' started by lettuce, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. lettuce

    lettuce Active Member

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    Is there a web site that provides a list of which plant is which life form? For example, which are phanerophytes, chamaephytes and so on...

    Thank you!
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Doubt it, it would be too huge!
     
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    yes, I suppose it would be too huge. BUT, I found the complete flora od Italy handbook (all 3 volumes) online, and it cointains life forms for the described species. Of 488 species I needed, it didnt contain only Tephroseris crispa. I suppose it is hemicryptophyte like its Senecio cousins.

    Interesting site that is! Unfortunetely, here in Croatia I won't have much use of it cause we pronounce latin differently... hard to explain... let's just say we pronounce latin according to how we pronounce words in our own croatian language. Eg in Cistus albidus... CISTUS would be pronounced similary, but ALBIDUS would be like al-bee-doos (I hope I got it right:)).
    Thanks all the same, puttng it in my bookmarks.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The problem is, in many plant families you get variation in life form between different species (and sometimes even within a species), not just different genera. So a list would need to detail each species separately.

    Can you add a link to it please, it would be interesting to look at!

    Might they list Tephroseris crispa under one of its synonyms, e.g. Cineraria crispa, Senecio crispatus, or Senecio rivularis?
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Oh, hi Lettuce! :)
    Yes, T. crispa is a hemicryptophyta!

    (I have a (not complete) list of the hungarian native plants + their life forms, but unfortunately I can't scan it for you at the moment, because I have to scan an amazing boring algae-book for a halfcrazy person... :)))
     
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    Thanks... no problem, I'm fine with what I have.

    LOL You're scanning a boring algae book for someone??? Oh my, seems like they're more than just half-crazy! :)


    By the way, can you look up for Erechtites hieraciifolia in your list and tell me the life form? Please...
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Yup, you don't kow how lucky you are, because you don't know him! :)))

    Erechtites hieracifolia is a Therophyta...
     
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    you so funny... :)))

    thanks!
     

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