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By Robert C. Clarke, Mark D. Merlin

Hashish: Evolution and Ethnobotany is a finished, interdisciplinary exploration of the traditional origins and early evolution of this well-known plant, highlighting its ancient function within the improvement of human societies. hashish has lengthy been prized for the robust and sturdy fiber in its stalks, its fit to be eaten and oil-rich seeds, and the psychoactive and medicinal compounds produced via its lady vegetation. The culturally worthwhile and infrequently irreplaceable items derived from hashish deeply prompted the industrial, clinical, ritual, and non secular practices of cultures in the course of the a while, and human hope for those commodities directed the evolution of the plant towards its modern kinds. As curiosity in hashish grows and public debate over its many makes use of rises, this booklet may help us comprehend why humanity maintains to depend on this plant and adapts it to fit our wishes.

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Rothwell and Erwin [21] and Bateman et al. [20] considered that the rootlets (or lateral appendages) produced along the shoot-like rhizomorph in the lepidodendrids are homologous with leaves on shoots and are not true roots, as in other vascular plants. However, the roots, or rootlets in their sense, of extant Isoetaceae are very similar with true roots of Lycopodiaceae and Selaginellaceae in having root caps and branching dichotomously. The proposed non-homology of the rootlets and the true roots merits further investigation.

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In Equisetum, the only extant genus of the class Equisetopsida, the shoot apex has a single large apical cell [26,37]. This meristem structure seems to have long persisted, because the Carboniferous fossils, Calamites and Sphenophyllum, had similar single apical cells [64,65]. 2 Rhizophore The rhizophores of Selaginella uncinata have single apical cells, which are tetrahedral with three equal cutting faces (Fig. 2a) [18]. The branched rhizophores of S. delicatula, S. plana, and S. caudata have also single tetrahedral apical cells [19].

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