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Major Flowering Trees of Tropical Gardens

Major Flowering Trees of Tropical Gardens


  • Date Published: May 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108481953

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  • 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 a glossary of morphological architecture of leaf forms along with diagrammatic sketches
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108481953
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 282 x 223 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.81kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    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
    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).

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