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The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition, Thoroughly Revised and Expanded / Edition 2

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Overview

The second edition of The Jepson Manual thoroughly updates this acclaimed work, the single most comprehensive resource on California's amazingly diverse flora. The Jepson Manual, second edition, integrates the latest science with the results of intensive fieldwork, institutional collaboration, and efforts of hundreds of contributing authors into an essential reference on California's native and naturalized vascular plants.

The second edition includes treatments of many newly described or discovered taxa and recently introduced plants, and reflects major improvements to plant taxonomy from phylogenetic studies. Nearly two-thirds of the 7,600 species, subspecies, and varieties the volume describes are now illustrated with diagnostic drawings. Geographic distributions, elevation ranges, flowering times, nomenclature, and the status of non-natives and native taxa of special concern have all been updated throughout. This edition also allows for identification of 240 alien taxa that are not fully naturalized but sometimes encountered. A new chapter on geologic, climatic, and vegetation history of California is also featured.

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Editorial Reviews

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"For serious wildflower enthusiasts, this is a must-have reference book."--Desert Sun

"A wonderful resource and indispensible reference for anyone working with the flora of western North America and beyond."--Economic Botany

Desert Sun
“For serious wildflower enthusiasts, this is a must-have reference book.”
Economic Botany - Richard Felger
“Certainly one of the most comprehensive regional floras now available. . . . A wonderful resource and indispensible reference for anyone working with the flora of western North America and beyond.”
Plant Ecology and Evolution - Ivan Hoste
"The book . . . is an indispensable up-to-date treasure trove for academics and a flora to be envied by botanists from outside California."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520253124
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1600
  • Sales rank: 324,741
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 2.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce G. Baldwin is Curator of the Jepson Herbarium and Professor of
Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Douglas H. Goldman is Herbarium Associate at the Harvard University Herbaria. David J. Keil is Professor Emeritus and Director of the Robert F. Hoover Herbarium at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.Robert W. Patterson is Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University. Thomas J. Rosatti is Specialist at the University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley. Dieter H. Wilken is Director of Conservation at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

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