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Flora of Great Britain and Ireland

Volume 2. Capparaceae - Rosaceae


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S. M. Walters
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  • Date Published: December 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521553360

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  • 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.

    • 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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    Reviews & endorsements

    Review of previous volume: '… a solid reference book of straight taxonomy.' Plant Talk

    Review of previous volume: '… accurate, detailed and all-embracing accounts of each species.' Irish Naturalists' Journal

    Review of previous volume: '… an excellent beginning in an impressive undertaking.' HortScience

    '… a must for all serious botanists with an interest in our regional flora.' New Journal of Botany

    '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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    Product details

    • 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: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword S. M. Walters
    Conspectus of families
    68. Capparaceae
    69. Brassicaceae
    70. Resedaceae
    71. Clethraceae
    72. Empetraceae
    73. Ericaceae
    74. Pyrolaceae
    75. Monotropaceae
    76. Diapensiaceae
    77. Myrsinaceae
    78. Primulaceae
    79. Pittosporaceae
    80. Hydrangeaceae
    81. Escalloniaceae
    82. Grossulariaceae
    83. Crassulaceae
    84. Saxifragaceae
    85. Rosaceae
    New taxa and combinations

  • Authors

    Peter Sell
    Peter Sell (1929–2013) joined the Herbarium in the University of Cambridge's Plant Science Department 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 regular visits to the University's Botanic Garden throughout the flowering and fruiting seasons. He was co-author of Flora of Cambridgeshire (1964) and Flora of the Maltese Islands (1977), and was involved in the whole Flora Europaea project, also published in five volumes (1964–80) by Cambridge University Press.

    Gina Murrell
    Gina Murrell joined the Herbarium in the University of Cambridge's Plant Science Department 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 more than 40 years, and together they collected a quarter of the British Herbarium's 200,000 specimens.


    S. M. Walters

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