A large part of our thinking about living things is bound up with some system of classification. This system is at once the product of the best thought, and a guide to further thinking. The function of classification as a guide is peculiarly important to beginners. It is therefore extremely desirable that classification should represent correctly the most approved conclusions of the science in question. At the present time current usage in botanical classification is not in harmony with the most approved conclusions. The following tabulation and discussion is an attempt to express recent morphological thought in its bearing on the broader lines of taxonomy.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Conard, Henry S.
"The General Classification of Higher Plants,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 25(1), 237-240.
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