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The Jepson Manual : Vascular Plants of California

Edited by Bruce G. Baldwin , Edited by Douglas H. Goldman , Edited by David J. Keil , Edited by Robert Patterson , Edited by Thomas J. Rosatti , Edited by Dieter H. Wilken

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In the spirit of the avid desert botanist Willis Linn Jepson, The Jepson Desert Manual provides botanical enthusiasts of all backgrounds with the first comprehensive field guide focused exclusively on native and naturalized vascular plants of California's southeastern deserts. Based on The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, the Desert Manual incorporates new illustrations for more than two hundred desert taxa, revised keys to identification, updated distributional information, and 128 color photographs. This guide will allow easier identification of California's fascinating desert plants than would be possible in a manual with broader geographic coverage. As in The Jepson Manual, detailed descriptions and illustrations of plant characteristics are provided, along with information on native versus alien status, habitats, elevation, endangerment, toxicity, weed status, horticultural requirements, and flowering times. Introductory sections on the desert setting and vegetation offer the reader a broad context and new perspectives for appreciating the more than twenty five hundred plant species included in the Manual. For amateur and professional botanists alike, the Desert Manual will prove to be an invaluable companion in California's spectacular Mojave Desert, Sonoran Desert, and southern Great Basin environments, including the White Mountains.

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  • Hardback | 1600 pages
  • 210.82 x 274.32 x 63.5mm | 2,608.14g
  • 31 Jan 2012
  • University of California Press
  • Berkerley
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 286 line illustrations
  • 0520253124
  • 9780520253124
  • 536,333

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Bruce G. Baldwin is Curator of the Jepson Herbarium and Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Douglas H. Goldman is Herbarium Associate at the Harvard University Herbaria. David J. Keil is Professor Emeritus and Director of the Robert F. Hoover Herbarium at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.Robert W. Patterson is Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University. Thomas J. Rosatti is Specialist at the University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley. Dieter H. Wilken is Director of Conservation at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

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"For serious wildflower enthusiasts, this is a must-have reference book." Desert Sun "A wonderful resource and indispensible reference for anyone working with the flora of western North America and beyond." -- Richard Felger, University of Arizona Herbarium Economic Botany "The book ... is an indispensable up-to-date treasure trove for academics and a flora to be envied by botanists from outside California." -- Ivan Hoste Plant Ecology and Evolution "Certainly one of the most comprehensive regional floras now available... A wonderful resource and indispensible reference for anyone working with the flora of western North America and beyond." -- Richard Felger, University of Arizona Herbarium Economic Botany "For serious wildflower enthusiasts, this is a must-have reference book." Desert Sun "Another milestone in Californian botanical literature." -- Marcel Rejmanek Plant Science Bulletin

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California s extraordinary flora is described in contemporary detail in this handy volume, which should prove an inspiration to all of those interested in these plants, their habitats, and their importance to a state richer in botanical diversity than any other part of the United States. This is a thorough revision of an indispensable book. Peter H. Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden This second edition of "The Jepson Manual "is a monumental achievement! Far more than a simple update, the book has gone through a thorough revision, making it a must-have book for California plant enthusiastsprofessional and lay alike."Lucinda McDade, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Biogeographers, vegetation ecologists, and practitioners of conservation and restoration will all welcome the second edition of the Jepson Manual. Many improvements in this second edition include major taxonomic name changes, more information on habitat/range/phenology, better keys, and new illustrations. The second edition is more user-friendly, accurate, and scientifically rigorous. And these improvements are exactly the kind of recent, authoritative, and trusted flora needed. Michael G. Barbour, University of California, Davis "

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