Flowering Plants of the World

Flowering Plants of the World

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This beautifully illustrated work is an invaluable reference which includes entries on more than 300 families of flowering plants, from Acanthaceae to Zygophyllaceae. Entries on each family consist of concise and readable accounts of the distribution, diagnostic features, classification, andeconomic uses of its members. More than 200 family entries are illustrated in full color, as are the comprehensive glossary and the informative introduction to the forms, structure, ecology, uses, and classification of flowering plants. Originally published in 1978, this new edition has beenupdated and corrected by Professor Heywood--one of the world's top authorities-- and is arranged taxonomically. The book serves as a classic reference that will be valued by naturalists, horticulturists, botanists, and everyone who enjoys the colorful elegance of plants.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
Edition: Updated edition
ISBN: 9780195210378
Branch Call Number: 582.13 FLOWERI 1993
Characteristics: 335 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Heywood, V. H. (Vernon Hilton), 1927-


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Jul 31, 2011

This would qualify as a textbook, but it was great fun to read. I learned of many plants I have never "met". As well, I learned that most of the plants and trees in our yard belong to one of two families. There are drawings of some members of the larger families, a few of them in colour.


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