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The European Garden Flora

The European Garden Flora
A Manual for the Identification of Plants Cultivated in Europe, Both Out-of-Doors and Under Glass
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2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: October 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521761673

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  • The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental flowering plants. Designed to meet the highest scientific standards, the vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed gardener as well as the professional botanist. Comprehensive keys are provided at the level of family, genus and species and line diagrams are included to illustrate the important diagnostic features of critical taxa. Reference is made to useful illustrations and taxonomic accounts and a small amount of guidance on cultivation is provided for many genera. This new edition has been thoroughly reorganised and revised, bringing it into line with modern taxonomic knowledge. Although European in name, the Flora covers plants cultivated in most areas of the United States and Canada as well as in non-tropical parts of Asia and Australasia.

    • Enables the reader to accurately identify over 16,000 species of flowering plants spread across more than 200 families
    • Practical and tested identification keys provide a simple and effective way to negotiate to the plant name required
    • More than 200 line drawings and an extensive glossary help the reader to interpret the text
    • Fully accessible to the informed gardener, with technical vocabulary kept to a minimum
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521761673
    • length: 3472 pages
    • dimensions: 284 x 226 x 153 mm
    • weight: 9.7kg
    • contains: 231 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps and figures
    List of contributors to the 1st edition
    Preface to the 2nd edition
    Preface to the 1st edition
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Key to families
    1. Alismataceae
    2. Butomaceae
    3. Limnocharitaeae
    4. Hydrocharitaceae
    5. Aponogetonaceae
    6. Potamogetonaceae
    7. Melanthiaceae
    8. Asphodelaceae
    9. Anthericaceae
    10. Aphyllanthaceae
    11. Hostaceae
    12. Hemerocallidaceae
    13. Blandfordiaceae
    14. Aloaceae
    15. Colchicaceae
    16. Liliaceae
    17. Alstroemeriaceae
    18. Hyacinthaceae
    19. Alliaceae
    20. Convallariaceae
    21. Asteliaceae
    22. Trilliaceae
    23. Asparagaceae
    24. Ruscaceae
    25. Philesiaceae
    26. Smilacaceae
    27. Agavaceae
    28. Doryanthaceae
    29. Nolinaceae
    30. Dracaenaceae
    31. Phormiaceae
    32. Haemodoraceae
    33. Ixioliriaceae
    34. Amaryllidaceae
    35. Tecophilaeaceae
    36. Hypoxidaceae
    37. Velloziaceae
    38. Taccaceae
    39. Dioscoreaceae
    40. Pontederiaceae
    41. Iridaceae
    42. Juncaceae
    43. Bromeliaceae
    44. Commelinaceae
    45. Gramineae
    46. Palmae
    47. Araceae
    48. Acoraceae
    49. Lemnaceae
    50. Pandanaceae
    51. Sparganiaceae
    52. Typhaceae
    53. Cyperaceae
    54. Musaceae
    55. Strelitziaceae
    56. Zingiberaceae
    57. Costaceae
    58. Cannaceae
    59. Marantaceae
    60. Orchidaceae
    61. Casuarinaceae
    62. Myricaceae
    63. Juglandaceae
    64. Salicaceae
    65. Betulaceae
    66. Corylaceae
    67. Fagaceae
    68. Ulmaceae
    69. Eucommiaceae
    70. Moraceae
    71. Cannabaceae
    72. Urticaceae
    73. Proteaceae
    74. Olacaceae
    75. Santalaceae
    76. Loranthaceae
    77. Viscaceae
    78. Polygonaceae
    79. Phytolaccaceae
    80. Nyctaginaceae
    81. Aizoaceae
    82. Portulacaceae
    83. Basellaceae
    84. Caryophyllaceae
    85. Illecebraceae
    86. Chenopodiaceae
    87. Amaranthaceae
    88. Cactaceae
    89. Didiereaceae
    90. Magnoliaceae
    91. Winteraceae
    92. Annonaceae
    93. Myristicaceae
    94. Canellaceae
    95. Schisandraceae
    96. Illiciaceae
    97. Monimiaceae
    98. Calycanthaceae
    99. Lauraceae
    100. Tetracentraceae
    101. Trochodendraceae
    102. Eupteleaceae
    103. Cercidiphyllaceae
    104. Ranunculaceae
    105. Glaucidiaceae
    106. Berberidaceae
    107. Lardizabalaceae
    108. Menispermaceae
    109. Nymphaeaceae
    110. Cabombaceae
    111. Nelumbonaceae
    112. Ceratophyllaceae
    113. Saururaceae
    114. Piperaceae
    115. Chloranthaceae
    116. Aristolochiaceae
    117. Dilleniaceae
    118. Paeoniaceae
    119. Eucryphiaceae
    120. Actinidiaceae
    121. Ochnaceae
    122. Theaceae
    123. Marcgraviaceae
    124. Guttiferae
    125. Sarraceniaceae
    126. Nepenthaceae
    127. Droseraceae
    128. Papaveraceae
    129. Fumariaceae
    130. Capparidaceae
    131. Cruciferae
    132. Resedaceae
    133. Moringaceae
    134. Platanaceae
    135. Hamamelidaceae
    136. Crassulaceae
    137. Cephalotaceae
    138. Penthoraceae
    139. Saxifragaceae
    140. Grossulariaceae
    141. Parnassiaceae
    142. Hydrangeaceae
    143. Escalloniaceae
    144. Cunoniaceae
    145. Davidsoniaceae
    146. Pittosporaceae
    147. Byblidaceae
    148. Roridulaceae
    149. Rosaceae
    150. Chrysobalanaceae
    151. Minosaceae
    152. Caesalpiniaceae
    153. Fabaceae
    154. Limnanthaceae
    155. Oxalidaceae
    156. Geraniaceae
    157. Tropaeolaceae
    158. Zygophyllaceae
    159. Linaceae
    160. Euphorbiaceae
    161. Daphniphyllaceae
    162. Rutaceae
    163. Cneoraceae
    164. Simaroubaceae
    165. Burseraceae
    166. Meliaceae
    167. Malpighiaceae
    168. Polygalaceae
    169. Coriariaceae
    170. Anacardiaceae
    171. Aceraceae
    172. Sapindaceae
    173. Hippocastanaceae
    174. Meliosmaceae
    175. Melianthaceae
    176. Greyiaceae
    177. Balsaminaceae
    178. Cyrillaceae
    179. Aquifoliaceae
    180. Corynocarpaceae
    181. Celastraceae
    182. Staphyleaceae
    183. Stackhousiaceae
    184. Buxaceae
    185. Simmondsiaceae
    186. Icacinaceae
    187. Rhamnaceae
    188. Vitaceae
    189. Leeaceae
    190. Elaeocarpaceae
    191. Tiliaceae
    192. Malvaceae
    193. Bombacaceae
    194. Sterculiaceae
    195. Thymelaeaceae
    196. Elaeagnaceae
    197. Flacourtiaceae
    198. Violaceae
    199. Stachyuraceae
    200. Turneraceae
    201. Passifloraceae
    202. Cistaceae
    203. Bixaceae
    204. Cochlosper

  • Editors

    James Cullen, Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust
    James Cullen has been a professional plant taxonomist for over 50 years, working particularly on the classification and identification of plants in cultivation (especially Rhododendron) at Liverpool and Edinburgh Universities, at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, and in Cambridge. With the late Dr S. M. Walters, he was the initiator of the first edition of The European Garden Flora and is responsible for two spin-offs, The Orchid Book (1992) and Manual of North European Garden Plants (2001).

    Sabina G. Knees, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
    Sabina Knees is a taxonomist at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and although now working on plants of the Middle East, particularly the flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra, she spent over 20 years working as a horticultural taxonomist for the Royal Horticultural Society and the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and is a founder member of the Horticultural Taxonomy Group (HORTAX). She was editor of The New Plantsman for seven years and worked initially as a research associate and then as a member of the editorial committee on the first edition of The European Garden Flora.

    H. Suzanne Cubey, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
    Suzanne Cubey has worked at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (RBGE) since 1987, originally as a researcher, and then later becoming the Assistant Secretary on the Editorial Board for the first edition of The European Garden Flora. Since 2005 her main role has been as Assistant Herbarium Curator with particular responsibility for the cultivated plants, where she curates the cultivated specimens in the RBGE herbarium and manages the vouchering of research material from the living collections.

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