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Asteraceae II (Saussurea)

Asteraceae II (Saussurea)

Part 2

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Part of Flora of the Pan-Himalaya

  • Editor: You-Sheng Chen, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Date Published: July 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107158962

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  • This second part of Volume 48 of the Flora of Pan-Himalaya is devoted to the single genus, Saussurea of the Asteraceae family, which has wide medicinal applications. This is the largest family in the Pan-Himalaya, with 235 species, 149 of which are endemic to the Pan-Himalaya. Saussurea is a notoriously difficult, largely Asiatic, genus with often indistinct species boundaries. Many new species of Saussurea were described in the course of preparing this account. The nomenclatural novelties in this volume include five changes in status, and 17 new synonyms. 27 lectotypes are newly designated. During the research for this volume, the author and his team described 40 new species of Saussurea, and these, along with numerous new designations and classifications, are recorded here for the first time.

    • A culmination of over ten years of work in collecting and identifying plants, many of which were previously unknown
    • Covers the whole Himalayan region
    • An indispensable resource for all those involved in plant conservation, biodiversity and taxonomy
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    • Date Published: July 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107158962
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 266 x 192 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Introduction
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Part I. Asteraceae II:
    1. Saussurea
    2. Subg. Theodorea
    3. Subg. Eriocoryne
    4. Subg. Amphilaena
    5. Subg. Saussurea
    List of nomenclatural novelties published in this volume of the Flora of Pan-Himalaya
    Index to scientific names.

  • Editor

    You-Sheng Chen, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science
    You-Sheng Chen is a professor at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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