This unique book details all plants that have ever been recorded growing in a wild state at Kew Gardens since its founding in 1759, revealing the extent to which the wild flora of the Kew estate and its periphery has changed over 250 years. Included are all species found growing wild, alien and native species that have escaped from cultivation, and all natives cultivated in formal beds or other plantings, present and historic, for which there is reliable documentation.
Nearly 2,000 plants are covered, accompanied by citations from the literature, herbarium specimen records, and many colour photographs.
|Publisher:||Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Thomas A. Cope studied taxonomy at Manchester University and has contributed accounts of grasses to several major floras, including Pakistan, Somalia, Arabia, Egypt, southern tropical Africa, and Madeira.
Table of Contents
Botanical Recording at Kew 1
The Changing Wild flora of Kew Gardens 2
Cultivation of the British flora at Kew 7
The Boundaries of Kew Gardens 9
Early Localities 11
Sources of Plant Records 14
The New Survey 16
Layout of the Catalogue 17
Appendix: Exchange Club Reports 277
Index to English Names 281
Index to Botanical Names 291