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The European Garden Flora Flowering Plants

The European Garden Flora Flowering Plants
A Manual for the Identification of Plants Cultivated in Europe, Both Out-of-Doors and Under Glass

Volume 3. Angiospermae –Dicotyledons

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521761550

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  • The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental flowering plants. Designed to meet the highest scientific standards, the vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed gardener as well as to the professional botanist. This new edition has been thoroughly reorganised and revised, bringing it into line with modern taxonomic knowledge. Although European in name, the Flora covers plants cultivated in most areas of the United States and Canada as well as in non-tropical parts of Asia and Australasia. Volume III contains accounts of 47 families, including those formerly included in the Leguminosae (Mimosaceae, Caesalpiniaceae, Fabaceae) as well as the large and important Rosaceae. Also included are those families formerly covered by the name Saxifragaceae (Saxifragaceae in the strict sense, Penthoraceae, Grossulariaceae, Parnassiaceae, Hydrangeaceae and Escalloniaceae).

    • Enables the reader to accurately identify over 16,000 species of flowering plants spread across more than 200 families
    • Practical and tested identification keys provide a simple and effective way to negotiate to the plant name required
    • More than 200 line drawings and an extensive glossary help the reader to interpret the text
    • Fully accessible to the informed gardener, with technical vocabulary kept to a minimum
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521761550
    • length: 640 pages
    • dimensions: 284 x 225 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.75kg
    • contains: 53 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps and figures
    List of contributors to the 1st edition
    Preface to the 2nd edition
    Preface to the 1st edition
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Key to families
    132. Resedaceae
    133. Moringaceae
    134. Platanaceae
    135. Hamamelidaceae
    136. Crassulaceae
    137. Cephalotaceae
    138. Penthoraceae
    139. Saxifragaceae
    140. Grossulariaceae
    141. Parnassiaceae
    142. Hydrangeaceae
    143. Escalloniaceae
    144. Cunoniaceae
    145. Davidsoniaceae
    146. Pittosporaceae
    147. Byblidaceae
    148. Roridulaceae
    149. Rosaceae
    150. Chrysobalanaceae
    151. Minosaceae
    152. Caesalpiniaceae
    153. Fabaceae
    154. Limnanthaceae
    155. Oxalidaceae
    156. Geraniaceae
    157. Tropaeolaceae
    158. Zygophyllaceae
    159. Linaceae
    160. Euphorbiaceae
    161. Daphniphyllaceae
    162. Rutaceae
    163. Cneoraceae
    164. Simaroubaceae
    165. Burseraceae
    166. Meliaceae
    167. Malpighiaceae
    168. Polygalaceae
    169. Coriariaceae
    170. Anacardiaceae
    171. Aceraceae
    172. Sapindaceae
    173. Hippocastanaceae
    174. Meliosmaceae
    175. Melianthaceae
    176. Greyiaceae
    177. Balsaminaceae
    178. Cyrillaceae
    Glossary
    Index.

  • Editors

    James Cullen, Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, Cambridge
    James Cullen has been a professional plant taxonomist for over 50 years, working particularly on the classification and identification of plants in cultivation (especially Rhododendron) at Liverpool and Edinburgh Universities, at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, and in Cambridge. With the late Dr S. M. Walters, he was the initiator of the first edition of The European Garden Flora and is responsible for two spin-offs, The Orchid Book (1992) and Manual of North European Garden Plants (2001).

    Sabina G. Knees, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
    Sabina Knees is a taxonomist at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and although now working on plants of the Middle East, particularly the flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra, she spent over 20 years working as a horticultural taxonomist for the Royal Horticultural Society and the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and is a founder member of the Horticultural Taxonomy Group (HORTAX). She was editor of The New Plantsman for seven years and worked initially as a research associate and then as a member of the editorial committee on the first edition of The European Garden Flora.

    H. Suzanne Cubey, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
    Suzanne Cubey has worked at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (RBGE) since 1987, originally as a researcher, and then later becoming the Assistant Secretary on the Editorial Board for the first edition of The European Garden Flora. Since 2005 her main role has been as Assistant Herbarium Curator with particular responsibility for the cultivated plants, where she curates the cultivated specimens in the RBGE herbarium and manages the vouchering of research material from the living collections.

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