Flora Australiensis: Volume 1, Ranunculaceae to Anacardiaceae

Flora Australiensis: Volume 1, Ranunculaceae to Anacardiaceae : A Description of the Plants of the Australian Territory

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George Bentham (1800-84) was one of Britain's most influential botanists, whose own collection of plant specimens numbered more than 100,000. Although he donated his herbarium to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1854, he continued to make significant contributions to the field, including this exhaustive, seven-volume work detailing the plant life of Australia, which was published from 1863 to 1878. It was part of a series of works commissioned by the British government to document the flora in its colonies. Using the extensive numbers of specimens at Kew - and with the help of Ferdinand Mueller (1825-96), a German botanist in Australia - Bentham was able to compile descriptions of more than 8,000 species of Australian plants, making these volumes the first completed compendium of the flora of any large continental area. Volume 1, published in 1863, introduces the project and describes 39 orders of the dicotyledon class of flora.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113909601X
  • 9781139096010

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction: Outlines of Botany, with Special Reference to Local Floras: 1. Definitions and descriptive botany; 2. Classification, or systematic botany; 3. Vegetable anatomy and physiology; 4. Collection, preservation, and determination of plants; Index of terms, or glossary; Flora Australiensis: Class I. Dicotyledons. Subclass I. Polypetalae: Order I. Ranunculaceae; Order II. Dilleniaceae; Order III. Magnoliaceae; Order IV. Anonaceae; Order V. Menispermaceae; Order VI. Nymphaeaceae; Order VII. Papaveraceae; Order VIII. Cruciferae; Order IX. Capparideae; Order X. Violarieae; Order XI. Bixineae; Order XII. Pittosporeae; Order XIII. Tremandreae; Order XIV. Polygaleae; Order XV. Frankeniaceae; Order XVI. Caryophylleae; Order XVII. Portulaceae; Order XVIII. Elatineae; Order XIX. Hypericineae; Order XX. Guttiferae; Order XXI. Malvaceae; Order XXII. Sterculiaceae; Order XXIII. Tiliaceae; Order XXIV. Lineae; Order XXV. Malpighiaceae; Order XXVI. Zygophylleae; Order XXVII. Geraniaceae; Order XXVIII. Rutaceae; Order XXIX. Simarubeae; Order XXX. Burseraceae; Order XXXI. Meliaceae; Order XXXII. Olacineae; Order XXXIII. Ilicineae; Order XXXIV. Celastrineae; Order XXXV. Stackhousieae; Order XXXVI. Rhamneae; Order XXXVII. Ampelideae; Order XXXVIII. Sapindaceae; Order XXXIX. Anacardiaceae; Index.
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