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Common Families of Flowering Plants

Common Families of Flowering Plants

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  • Date Published: January 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521576093

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  • This book provides a basic introduction to twenty-five commonly occurring families of flowering plants, chosen for their economic, ornamental and ecological importance. It is designed to enable students of botany and related disciplines to gain some knowledge of the general characteristics of each family and also the relationships among them. An introductory section provides basic botanical information essential for a proper consideration of the families themselves. For each family, information on its distribution, classification, general features and economic importance precedes a detailed description of a typical representative species that will be useful to botanists and botany students. Illustrated throughout with clear and accurate line diagrams and accompanied by an extensive glossary.

    • Accessible - presents in a clear and simple way the basic botanical information necessary to understand flowering plant families
    • Attractive - generously illustrated with accurate line drawings which are accompanied by their own written commentary
    • Relevant - covers 25 commonly occurring plant families chosen for their economic, ornamental and ecological importance
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This excellent book is highly recommended for any serious students of botany, horticulture or related disciplines … superb, concise text and bold, accurate illustrations.' M. A. Ward, Field Studies

    '… an excellent practical textbook … invaluable for the army of young field botanists and gardeners trying to identify plants … beautifully illustrated … with diagrams always facing the text … I believe this book will prove to be another 'success'.' Stephen L. Jury, The Horticulturalist

    '… an excellent introductory section to the basics of botany.' David Tomlinson, New Scientist

    'Most schools and colleges would value this book for reference as it contains much information not readily available elsewhere. Anyone interested in plants, even the enthusiastic amateur, would also find it helpful.' Jenny Avery, Journal of Biological Education

    '… strongly recommended.' James H. Dickson, Common Families of Flowering Plants

    'I am sure it will find its way onto the bookshelves of many botany students in the years to come.' M. Watson, Edinburgh Journal of Botany

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521576093
    • length: 226 pages
    • dimensions: 295 x 208 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 69 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword by S. M. Walters
    Systematic grouping of plants
    Signs and abbreviations
    Floral formula
    General botany
    Part I. Plant Families:
    1. Ranunculaceae
    2. Caryophyllaceae
    3. Malvaceae
    4. Salicaceae
    5. Cruciferae
    6. Ericaceae
    7. Primulaceae
    8. Rosaceae
    9. Leguminaceae
    10. Euphorbiaceae
    11. Geraniaceae
    12. Umbelliferae
    13. Solanaceae
    14. Boraginaceae
    15. Labiatae
    16. Scrophulariaceae
    17. Campanulaceae
    18. Caprifoliaceae
    19. Compositae
    20. Gramineae
    21. Araceae
    22. Liliaceae
    23. Amaryllidaceae
    24. Iridaceae
    25. Orchidaceae
    Comparative tables
    Index to families and genera.

  • Authors

    Michael Hickey

    Clive King


    S. M. Walters

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