The Wild Flora of Kew Gardens: A Cumulative Checklist from 1759

The Wild Flora of Kew Gardens: A Cumulative Checklist from 1759

by Tom Cope

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842464014
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Publication date: 04/15/2010
Pages: 311
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

Foreword vi

Introduction 1

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

Acknowledgements 18

The Catalogue

Clubmosses 20

Horsetails 21

Ferns 22

Conifers 27

Flowering Plants

Dicotyledons 28

Monocotyledons 222

Appendix: Exchange Club Reports 277

Index to English Names 281

Index to Botanical Names 291

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