Theophrastus, De Causis Plantarum

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De Causis Plantarum I

On Plants: the Explanations1.1 Book I

The Modes of Generation

That plants have several modes of generation has been said earlier in the History,a where we have also enumerated and described them. Since not all occur in all plants, it is proper to distinguish the modes that occur in the different groups and give the reasons why, resting the explanations on the special character of the plant,b for the explanations must first of all accord with the account given there.c

(1) From Seed

Generation from seed is common to all plants that have seed, since all seeds are able to generate.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.theophrastus-de_causis_plantarum.1976