Answer to Question #107328 in Evolution for NIBEDITA RUDRA

Question #107328
Name the two scientists who proposed
the best natural system of classification
for plants. Mention any two merits and
any two demerits of their system of
classification.
1
Expert's answer
2020-04-01T09:56:55-0400

George Bentham and Joseph Dalton Hooker

Merits

  1. It described taxa at all levels in an aacurate an easy to follow manner.
  2. Their decriptions were based on direct observations and these generated accurate data.

Demerits

  1. They created errors when they placed primitive gymnosperms beteween dicot and monocot
  2. They subdivided monocots basing on features of perianth and position of ovary and this geretared anomolous situations for many families.




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