Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Major Flowering Trees of Tropical Gardens

Major Flowering Trees of Tropical Gardens

$99.99 (P)

  • Publication planned for: July 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108481953

$ 99.99 (P)
Hardback

Pre-order Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This comprehensive text on flowering trees of tropical gardens discusses some new species of trees, including Adansonia digitata, Monodora myristica, Flacourtia montana, Balanites aegyptiaca, Bursera serrata, Commiphora wightii and Semecarpus anacardium. The text covers more than 200 of the most striking and widespread trees alongside closely related genera and species (both native and exotic) commonly encountered in the tropical climate. It includes more than 700 high resolution coloured photographs, depicting different facets including growth habit, morphological details of stem, leaves, flowers and fruits. The different tree species are organized according to Bentham and Hooker's system of classification of seed plants. The book discusses many aspects of trees including common and botanical names together with synonyms, taxonomic families, etymology (how trees have derived their names), phenology, their native place, geographical distribution, mythological notes, religious significance and economic importance. The text is useful for graduate students and academic researchers in the field of life sciences.

    • Includes more than 700 high resolution coloured photographs
    • Botanical names adopted are in accordance with the international rules on botanical nomenclature
    • Includes an exhaustive glossary of botanical and medical terms for the benefits of non-botanists
    • Discusses glossary of morphological architecture of leaf forms along with diagrammatic sketches
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Publication planned for: July 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108481953
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 282 x 223 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.81kg
    • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    1. Magnoliaceae
    2. Dilleniaceae
    3. Bixaceae
    4. Cochlospermaceae
    5. Capparaceae
    6. Flacourtiaceae
    7. Dipterocarpaceae
    8. Malvaceae
    9. Tiliaceae
    10. Zygophyllaceae
    11. Guttiferae
    12. Bombacaceae
    13. Elaeocarpaceae
    14. Sterculiaceae
    15. Rutaceae
    16. Burseraceae
    17. Simaroubaceae
    18. Ochnaceae
    19. Meliaceae
    20. Averrhoaceae
    21. Rhamnaceae
    22. Sapindaceae
    23. Anacardiaceae
    Chapter 24. Moringaceae
    25. Rosaceae
    26. Araliaceae
    27. Fabaceae
    28. Lythraceae
    Chapter 29. Myrtaceae
    30. Combretaceae
    31. Lecythidaceae
    32. Cornaceae (now Alangiaceae)
    33. Rubiaceae
    34. Sapotaceae
    35. Ebenaceae
    36. Ehretiaceae
    37. Rubiaceae
    38. Ericaceae
    39. Myrsinaceae (now Theophrastaceae)
    40. Oleaceae
    41. Salvadoraceae
    42. Verbenaceae
    43. Apocynaceae
    44. Asclepiadaceae
    45. Solanaceae
    46. Scrophulariaceae
    47. Verbenaceae
    48. Bignoniaceae
    Chapter 49. Lauraceae
    50. Santalaceae
    51. Proteaceae
    52. Euphorbiaceae
    53. Moraceae
    54. Platanaceae
    55. Casuarinaceae
    56. Ulmaceae
    57. Musaceae
    58. Pandanaceae
    59. Arecaceae
    References
    Index of scientific names
    Index of common English names
    Glossary of important botanical terms
    Morphological architecture of leaf forms (diagrammatic sketches alongside the write-up).

  • Authors

    M. S. Swaminathan, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India
    M. S. Swaminathan is the founder chairman of the M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. He studied at the Plant Breeding Institute, University of Cambridge. He has contributed significantly in the areas of agricultural science, food and nutrition and been described by the United Nations Environment Program as the 'Father of Economic Ecology'. He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1971, the Albert Einstein World Science Award in 1986, and the first World Food Prize in 1987. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, the US National Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Italian Academy of Sciences. He previous book is titled Combating Hunger and Achieving Food Security (Cambridge, 2016).

    S. L. Kochhar, University of Delhi
    S. L. Kochhar obtained his master's degree from Punjab University, Chandigarh, where he was awarded the prestigious Atomic Energy Commission Scholarship. He taught courses in economic botany and plant physiology at Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, University of Delhi, for more than four decades (1965–2009). His areas of interest include botany, plant science, tropical crops and plant physiology. He previous book is titled Economic Botany: A Comprehensive Study, (Cambridge, 5th Edition, 2016).

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×