This critical flora provides a definitive account of the native species, naturalised species, frequent garden escapes and casuals found in the British Isles. Full keys and descriptions will enable the user to name all plants occurring in the wild, plus some ornamental trees and shrubs. For the first time, detailed accounts of all the large apomictic genera are given and many infraspecific variants included. Each species entry begins with the accepted Latin name, synonyms and the common English name. A detailed description follows, including information on flowering period, pollination and chromosome number. Separate descriptions are given for infraspecific taxa. Information on the status, ecology and distribution (including worldwide distribution) of the species and infraspecific taxa is also given. Clear black and white line drawings illustrate an extensive glossary and also illuminate the diagnostic features in a number of groups of plants.Read more
- The most comprehensive catalogue of the flora of Great Britain and Ireland, inclusive of native, naturalised alien species, garden escapes and casual plants
- Covers intraspecific variation of species for ecologists and field biologists
- Includes detailed information on the distribution and origin of species, providing an ideal tool for evolutionists and conservationists
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"… a must for all serious botanists with an interest in our regional flora."
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"Anyone who is serious about identifying Rubus or Cotoneaster in Britain or Ireland best go and buy a copy now!"
M. F. Fay, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
"Flora of Great Britain and Ireland clearly is a life work and the result of a long and scrutinous study of countless amounts of plant specimens, in herbaria as well as in the wild."
Filip Verloove, Willdenowia
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- Date Published: December 2014
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521553360
- length: 616 pages
- dimensions: 253 x 178 x 35 mm
- weight: 1.39kg
- contains: 25 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Foreword S. M. Walters
Conspectus of families
New taxa and combinations
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