Handbook of North European Garden Plants: With Keys to Families and Genera

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This book provides a means for the accurate identification of over 190 families and 2220 genera of flowering plants cultivated out-of-doors in gardens in north-west Europe and in other geographical regions with a similar climate, including parts of North America. The text is an abridged version of The European Garden Flora, published in six volumes, and consitutes a handy single volume digest that considers families and genera, but not species. A key to all the families is provided and for each of the families, a key to the genera within it. Scientifically rigorous descriptions of families and genera follow, including information on the number of constituent genera or species, and details of geographical distribution. Illustrations of genera from most of the major families are included to aid accurate identification.
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"Cambridge University Press is to be commended for assembling this valuable paperback field guide in a portable and well-designed format." Chicago Botanic Garden

"This is a useful text providing a comprehensive 'handbook' of flora and a key to families and genera in temperate climates...The illustrations are very good for comparison and positive identification." HortScience

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521004114
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Meet the Author

James Cullen is Director of Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust. He has a wealth of horticultural experience, having spent 17 years as Deputy Regius Keeper at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK and 24 years as chief editor of The European Garden Flora.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Introduction and acknowledgements; Keys and descriptions; Glossary; Index.

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