Flora of North America: Volume 3: Magnoliophyta: Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae

Flora of North America: Volume 3: Magnoliophyta: Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae : North of Mexico; Volume 3: Magnoliophyta: Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae

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Flora of North America, Volume 3, provides information on many of the most familiar wildflowers and trees in North America. Included are treatments of the buttercup family (Ranunculacaeae), with such plants as delphiniums and columbines, and the poppy family (Papveraceae). Most of the important broadleaf tree species are covered, including the oaks (Fagaceae), elms (Ulmaceae), birches (Betulaceae), walnuts (Juglandaceae), plane trees (Plantanaceae), and magnolias (Magnoliaceae). Many striking families are covered, such as the dutchman's pipe family (Aristochiaceae), and the aquatic families Nymphaeceae (water lilies), and Melumbonaceae (lotus). Identification keys, summaries of habitats and geographic ranges, distribution maps, pertinent synonymies, descriptions, chromosome numbers, phenological information, and other significant biological observations are given for each species. The treatments, written and reviewed by experts throughout the systematic botanical community, are based on original observations of herbarium specimens, and wherever possible, on living plants. These observations are supplemented by critical reviews of the literature.
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  • Hardback | 616 pages
  • 218 x 280 x 40mm | 1,982.19g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line drawings and maps
  • 0195112466
  • 9780195112467

Table of contents

List of Contributors ; Introduction ; Keys to Major Taxa ; Magnoliophyta ; Magnoliopsida: Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae ; Magnoliophyta ; Magnoliopsida: Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae ; Literature Cited ; Appendix: List of Major Flora and Checklists ; Index to Authors ; Index
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A fine series. TAXON 47 - February 1998 each species account is clear and concise, with a generously large type that is easy on the eye. The authors' laudable aim is to make the book accessible to both botanists and non-botanists * New Scientist * This magnificent continental Flora will eventually run to 14 volumes ... An eagerly awaited Volume 3 follows the high standard established by Vols 1 and 2 ... FNA ably fills a substantial gap in the American botanical literature. The Editorial Committee should be congratulated on their synthesis of the manuscripts and views of so many authors, reviewers and editors - no easy task. And the publishers have put together a fine product. The book ought to prove
almost as useful in other temperate regions. It is the very model of a modern Flora. * Plant Talk, January 1998 *
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