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Plants of the world : an illustrated encyclopedia of vascular plants

Author: Maarten J M Christenhusz; Michael F Fay; Mark W Chase
Publisher: Richmond, Surrey, UK : Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ; Chicago, USA : The University of Chicago Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Plants of the World is the first book to systematically explore every vascular plant family--more than four hundred and fifty of them--organized in a modern phylogenetic order. Detailed entries for each family include descriptions, distribution, evolutionary relationships, and fascinating information on economic uses of plants and etymology of their names. All entries are also copiously illustrated in full color  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
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Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maarten J M Christenhusz; Michael F Fay; Mark W Chase
ISBN: 9781842466346 1842466348 9780226522920 022652292X
OCLC Number: 975911512
Description: vii, 792 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: How to use this book --
Introduction --
Evolution of land plants --
Plants and human culture --
Naming plants --
Classification and the angiosperm phylogeny group --
Fossil plants --
Families --
Etymology and common names --
Genera --
Phytogeography --
Economic botany --
Lycopods --
Ferns --
Gymnosperms --
The ANA grade families --
Magnoliids --
Monocots --
Eudicots --
Glossary --
Acknowledgements --
Photography credits --
Further reading --
General references --
Index.
Responsibility: Maarten J.M. Christenhusz, Michael F. Fay, Mark W. Chase.

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This is the first comprehensive book to cover every vascular plant family in the world, including all families of lycopods, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms.  Read more...

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