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Flora of Great Britain and Ireland

Volume 1. Lycopodiaceae – Salicaceae


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  • Date Published: April 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521553353

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  • This definitive flora provides detailed accounts of the native species, naturalised species, frequent garden escapes and casuals found in the British Isles, including some newly described ones. Full keys and descriptions enable the user to name all plants occurring in the wild and some ornamental trees and shrubs. For the first time, accounts of all the large apomictic genera are included. Each species entry begins with the accepted Latin name, synonyms and English name. A detailed description follows, with the flowering period and chromosome number. Separate descriptions are provided for infraspecific taxa and many hybrids. The status, ecology and distribution (including worldwide distribution) of the taxa are also given. Black and white line drawings illustrate an extensive glossary and illuminate the diagnostic features in several genera. This final volume of five includes historical and taxonomic introductions to the whole project and covers the pteridophytes, gymnosperms and 44 families of angiosperms.

    • 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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    'It is clear that Sell and Murrell's Flora of Great Britain and Ireland is a masterpiece, nothing less than a life's work … will stand for many decades … should be in the library of every serious botanist, whether professional or amateur.' Filip Verloove, Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland News and Views (

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    • Date Published: April 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521553353
    • length: 848 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 179 x 43 mm
    • weight: 1.82kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface and Acknowledgements
    The Cambridge School of Plant Taxonomy
    Conspectus of families
    1. Lycopodiaceae
    2. Selaginellaceae
    3. Isoetaceae
    4. Equisetaceae
    5. Ophioglossaceae
    6. Osmundaceae
    7. Adiantaceae
    8. Pteridaceae
    9. Marsileaceae
    10. Hymenophyllaceae
    11. Polypodiaceae
    12. Cyatheaceae
    13. Dicksoniaceae
    14. Dennstaedtiaceae
    15. Thelypteridaceae
    16. Aspleniaceae
    17. Woodsiaceae
    18. Davalliaceae
    19. Dryopteridaceae
    20. Blechnaceae
    21. Azollaceae
    21A. Ginkgoaceae
    22. Pinaceae
    23. Taxodiaceae
    24. Cupressaceae
    25. Araucariaceae
    26. Taxaceae
    26A. Cephalotaxaceae
    27. Magnoliaceae
    28. Lauraceae
    28A. Saururaceae
    29. Aristolochiaceae
    30. Nymphaeaceae
    30A. Cabombaceae
    31. Ceratophyllaceae
    32. Ranunculaceae
    33. Berberidaceae
    34. Papaveraceae
    35. Fumariaceae
    36. Platanaceae
    37. Ulmaceae
    38. Cannabaceae
    39. Moraceae
    40. Urticaceae
    41. Juglandaceae
    42. Myricaceae
    43. Fagaceae
    44. Betulaceae
    45. Corylaceae
    46. Phytolaccaceae
    46A. Nyctaginaceae
    47. Aizoaceae
    48. Chenopodiaceae
    49. Amaranthaceae
    50. Portulacaceae
    51. Basellaceae
    52. Caryophyllaceae
    53. Polygonaceae
    54. Plumbaginaceae
    55. Paeoniaceae
    56. Elatinaceae
    57. Hypericaceae
    58. Tiliaceae
    59. Malvaceae
    60. Sarraceniaceae
    61. Droseraceae
    62. Cistaceae
    63. Violaceae
    64. Tamaricaceae
    65. Frankeniaceae
    66. Cucurbitaceae
    67. Salicaceae
    New taxa and combinations

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    Peter Sell, Gina Murrell

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    Peter Sell, University of Cambridge
    Peter Sell (1929–2013) joined the Herbarium in the University of Cambridge's Department of Plant Sciences in 1944, holding the post of Assistant Curator from 1972 until his retirement in 1997. From 1997 to 2013 his work there on this flora continued unabated, together with frequent visits to the University's Botanic Garden throughout the flowering and fruiting seasons. He was co-author of A Flora of Cambridgeshire (Cambridge, 1964) and A Flora of the Maltese Islands (1977), and was involved in the whole Flora Europaea project, also published in five volumes (Cambridge, 1964–80).

    Gina Murrell, University of Cambridge
    Gina Murrell joined the Herbarium in the University of Cambridge's Department of Plant Sciences in 1966, where she held the post of Assistant Curator from 2002 until her retirement in 2011. She worked with Peter Sell over a period of 45 years, and together they collected a quarter of the British Herbarium's 200,000 specimens.

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