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Flora Australiensis

Flora Australiensis
A Description of the Plants of the Australian Territory
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  • Date Published: December 2011
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108037457

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  • George Bentham (1800–84) was one of Britain's most influential botanists, whose own collection of plant specimens numbered more than 100,000. Although he donated his herbarium to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1854, he continued to make significant contributions to the field, including this exhaustive, seven-volume work detailing the plant life of Australia, which was published from 1863 to 1878. It was part of a series of works commissioned by the British government to document the flora in its colonies. Using the extensive numbers of specimens at Kew – and with the help of Ferdinand Mueller (1825–96), a German botanist in Australia – Bentham was able to compile descriptions of more than 8,000 species of Australian plants, making these volumes the first completed compendium of the flora of any large continental area.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108037457
    • dimensions: 325 x 250 x 157 mm
    • weight: 6.1kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Introduction: Outlines of Botany, with Special Reference to Local Floras:
    1. Definitions and descriptive botany
    2. Classification, or systematic botany
    3. Vegetable anatomy and physiology
    4. Collection, preservation, and determination of plants
    Index of terms, or glossary
    Flora Australiensis: Class I. Dicotyledons. Subclass I. Polypetalae: Order I. Ranunculaceae
    Order II. Dilleniaceae
    Order III. Magnoliaceae
    Order IV. Anonaceae
    Order V. Menispermaceae
    Order VI. Nymphaeaceae
    Order VII. Papaveraceae
    Order VIII. Cruciferae
    Order IX. Capparideae
    Order X. Violarieae
    Order XI. Bixineae
    Order XII. Pittosporeae
    Order XIII. Tremandreae
    Order XIV. Polygaleae
    Order XV. Frankeniaceae
    Order XVI. Caryophylleae
    Order XVII. Portulaceae
    Order XVIII. Elatineae
    Order XIX. Hypericineae
    Order XX. Guttiferae
    Order XXI. Malvaceae
    Order XXII. Sterculiaceae
    Order XXIII. Tiliaceae
    Order XXIV. Lineae
    Order XXV. Malpighiaceae
    Order XXVI. Zygophylleae
    Order XXVII. Geraniaceae
    Order XXVIII. Rutaceae
    Order XXIX. Simarubeae
    Order XXX. Burseraceae
    Order XXXI. Meliaceae
    Order XXXII. Olacineae
    Order XXXIII. Ilicineae
    Order XXXIV. Celastrineae
    Order XXXV. Stackhousieae
    Order XXXVI. Rhamneae
    Order XXXVII. Ampelideae
    Order XXXVIII. Sapindaceae
    Order XXXIX. Anacardiaceae
    Index. Volume 2: Conspectus of the orders
    Order XL. Leguminosae: Suborder I. Papilionaceae
    Suborder 2. Caesalpinieae
    Suborder 3. Mimoseae
    Order XLI. Rosaceae
    Order XLII. Saxifrageae
    Order XLIII. Crassulaceae
    Order XLIV. Droseraceae
    Order XLV. Halorageae
    Order XLVI. Rhizophoreae
    Order XLVII. Combretaceae
    Index. Volume 3: Conspectus of the orders
    Order XLVIII. Myrtaceae
    Order XLIX. Melastomaceae
    Order L. Lythrarieae
    Order LI. Onagrarieae
    Order LII. Samydaceae
    Order LIII. Passifloreae
    Order LIV. Cucurbitaceae
    Order LV. Ficoideae
    Order LVI. Umbelliferae
    Order LVII. Araliaceae
    Order LVIII. Cornaceae
    Order LIX. Loranthaceae
    Order LX. Caprifoliaceae
    Order LXI. Rubiaceae
    Order LXII. Compositae
    Index. Volume 4: Conspectus of the orders. Order LXIII. Stylidieae
    Order LXIV. Goodenovieae
    Order LXV. Campanulaceae
    Order LXVI. Ericaceae
    Order LXVII. Epacrideae
    Order LXVIII. Plumbagineae
    Order LXIX. Primulaceae
    Order LXX. Myrsineae
    Order LXXI. Sapotaceae
    Order LXXII. Ebenaceae
    Order LXXIII. Styracaceae
    Order LXXIV. Jasmineae
    Order LXXV. Apocyneae
    Order LXXVI. Asclepiadeae
    Order LXXVII. Loganiaceae
    Order LXXVIII. Gentianeae
    Order LXXIX. Hydrophyllaceae
    Order LXXX. Boragineae
    Order LXXXI. Convolvulaceae
    Order LXXXII. Solaneae
    Order LXXXIII. Schrophularineae
    Order LXXXIV. Lentibularieae
    Order LXXXV. Orobanchaceae
    Order LXXXVI. Gesneriaeceae
    Order LXXXVII. Bignoniaceae
    Order LXXXVIII. Acanthaceae
    Order LXXXIX. Pedalineae
    Index. Volume 5: Conspectus of the orders
    Order XC. Myoporineae
    Order XCI. Selagineae
    Order XCII. Verbenaceae
    Order XCIII. Labiatae
    Order XCIV. Plantagineae
    Order XCV. Phytolaccaceae
    Order XCVI. Chenopodiaceae
    Order XCVII. Amarantaceae
    Order XCVIII. Paronychiaceae
    Order XCIX. Polygonaceae
    Order C. Nyctagineae
    Order CI. Myristiceae
    Order CII. Monimiaceae
    Order CIII. Laurineae
    Order CIV. Proteaceae
    Index. Volume 6: Conspectus of the orders. Order CV. Thymeleae
    Order CVI. Elaeagnaceae
    Order CVII. Nepenthaceae
    Order CVIII. Euphorbiaceae
    Order CIX. Urticeae
    Order CX. Casuarineae
    Order CXI. Piperaceae
    Order CXII. Aristolochiaceae
    Order CXIII. Cupuliferae
    Order CXIV. Santalaceae
    Order CXV. Balanophoreae
    Order CXVI. Coniferae
    Order CXVII. Cycadeae
    Monocotyledons. Order CXVIII. Hydrocharideae
    Order CXIX. Scitamineae
    Order CXX. Orchideae
    Order CXXI. Burmanniaceae
    Order CXXII. Irideae
    Order CXXIII. Amaryllideae
    Order CXXIV. Taccaceae
    Order CXXV. Dioscorideae
    Index. Volume 7: Concluding preface
    Conspectus of the orders
    Order CXXVI. Roxburghiaceae

  • Authors

    George Bentham

    Ferdinand von Mueller

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