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Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants: Identification and Cultivation of Over 3000 Tropical Plants

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A superb reference for anyone interested in the world's tropical flora.

Accessing detailed and accurate information on tropical plants is not always easy, yet there is a huge interest in the beautiful and fascinating flora from the tropical regions of the world. This book is the most comprehensive survey of tropical plants in a single publication to date.

Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants brings together over 3,000 species of tropical plants selected to reflect the major plant groups in the tropics all over the world. It uses the most up-to-date nomenclature and systematics and arranges the species in family order, rather than by the usual alphabetical genus name, which makes identification and comparison of similar plants easier. Species descriptions include the plant's leaves, flowers, stems and fruit, as well as its native habitat, distribution, blooming season and zone. Full-color photographs illustrate the major features of the plants described.

Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants is an up-to-date, comprehensive and authoritative reference for botanists, horticulturists, professional growers and tropical plant enthusiasts.

Synopsis:

Thanks to a centuries-long tradition of exploration and plant collecting, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has accumulated an unsurpassed knowledge of tropical plant species. The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook brings together decades of their research and identification expertise in a portable, easy-to-use resource perfect for tropical botanists as well as students and conservation professionals.

The first handbook to look at worldwide tropical species as a whole, it features a total of eighty-seven families. Each is described in detail and richly illustrated with photographs that show important identification characteristics. Line drawings, herbarium specimens, and distribution maps further add to the usefulness of this book. Each chapter is written by an expert on the featured species, ensuring that readers have thorough and accurate information.

About the Author

Timothy Utteridgeand#160;works on the Southeast Asia Team at the Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and coorganizes Kewandrsquo;s Tropical Plant Identification course. He is coauthor ofand#160;Field Guide to the Plants of East Sabahand#160;and coeditor ofand#160;A Guide to the Alpine and Sub-Alpine Flora of Mount Jaya.
Gemma Bramleyand#160;is a botanist at the Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Her research interests are focused on the Lamiaceae and Gesneriaceae families, especially those from Southeast Asia, and she has undertaken fieldwork throughout the Old and New World tropics.and#160;and#160;

Table of Contents

Introduction

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How to use this book

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Family accounts (listed by Order)

Hymenophyllales

Cyatheales

Polypodiales

Magnoliales

Laurales

Alismatales

Dioscoreales

Liliales

Asparagales

Arecales

Commelinales

Zingiberales

Poales

Vitales

Zygophyllales

Fabales

Rosales

Fagales

Cucurbitales

Oxalidales

Malpighiales

Myrtales

Sapindales

Malvales

Santalales

Caryophyllales

Ericales

Unplaced

Gentianales

Boraginales

Solanales

Lamiales

Asterales

Apiales

Acknowledgements

References

Index of plant names

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554074891
Author:
Fayaz, Ahmed
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Author:
Bramley, Gemma
Author:
Utteridge, Timothy
Subject:
Gardening : General
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Subject:
Plants
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2,500 color plates, 100 maps
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in

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Thanks to a centuries-long tradition of exploration and plant collecting, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has accumulated an unsurpassed knowledge of tropical plant species. The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook brings together decades of their research and identification expertise in a portable, easy-to-use resource perfect for tropical botanists as well as students and conservation professionals.

The first handbook to look at worldwide tropical species as a whole, it features a total of eighty-seven families. Each is described in detail and richly illustrated with photographs that show important identification characteristics. Line drawings, herbarium specimens, and distribution maps further add to the usefulness of this book. Each chapter is written by an expert on the featured species, ensuring that readers have thorough and accurate information.

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