The Plants of Jordan: An Annotated Checklist

The Plants of Jordan: An Annotated Checklist

by Hatem Taifour, Ahmad El-Oqlah


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This is the first comprehensive, up-to-date checklist of the vascular plants found in Jordan. The book covers 112 families and all species, including ferns and gymnosperms, that have been recorded for Jordan, with correct nomenclature and accepted names. Each species is cited with at least one specimen from the field. A collaboration between the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Plants of Jordan is the work of experts from both institutions and will be the standard in the field for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842466414
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Edition description: Annotated
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Hatem Taifour is chief botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden, Jordan. Ahmed El-Oqlah is professor in the Department of Botany at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. Shahina A. Ghazanfar is an honorary research associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface vi

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction 1

Floristics, vegetation and biogeography 2

Vegetation and habitats 3

Biogeography 8

Physical map of Jordan and map showing the Governorates of Jordan 10

Herbaria consulted and cited in Checklist 11

Annotated Checklist 11

Ferns and fern allies 11

Gymnosperms 11

Angiosperms 12

References and selected bibliography 154

Index to genera 157

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