Plants of the Rio Grande Delta (Google eBook)

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University of Texas Press, Jul 22, 2010 - Nature
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The Rio Grande Delta is fabulously rich in wildflowers and other plant life. Lying in the geographically and environmentally diverse region common to southern Texas and northern Mexico, it supports plants that also grow in Central America and throughout Mexico, the Gulf Coastal plains, the South Texas Plains, and the Chihuahuan Desert.

Plants of the Rio Grande Delta provides an accessible and reliable identification guide to all of the plants, excluding grasses, of the region—some 823 species. In clear, nontechnical language, Alfred Richardson gives a brief description of each species, along with its range, habitat, and general blooming time. Over two hundred superb color photographs offer quick and easy field identification, while line drawings illustrate notable characteristics of the plants.

This volume expands and updates Alfred Richardson's previous book, Plants of Southernmost Texas, published in 1990 by the Gorgas Science Foundation. It will be an essential field guide for everyone interested in South Texas flora, from winter visitors and Valley residents to professional botanists.

  

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Contents

How To Use This Book
1
Key to the Plant Families
7
The Plant Families
27
Typhaceae
28
Ruppiaceae
29
Hydrocharitaceae
30
Cyperaceae
31
Palmae
42
Rhamnaceae
147
Vitaceae
149
Tiliaceae
150
Sterculiaceae
163
Hypericaceae
165
Elatinaceae
166
Cistaceae
167
Cochleospermaceae
168

Bromeliaceae
43
Pontederiaceae
45
Juncaceae
46
Liliaceae
47
Amaryllidaceae
48
Iridaceae
51
Fagaceae
52
Ulmaceae
53
Moraceae
54
Viscaceae
55
Polygonaceae
56
Chenopodiaceae
59
Amaranthaceae
64
Nyctaginaceae
74
Bataceae
77
Aizoaceae
78
Portulacaceae
81
Basellaceae
82
Caryophyllaceae
83
Nymphaeaceae
84
Caryophyllaceae
85
Ranunculaceae
86
Papaveraceae
87
Cruciferae
88
Capparidaceae
93
Crassulaceae
95
Krameriaceae
119
Geraniaceae
120
Oxalidaceae
121
Linaceae
122
Zygophyllaceae
123
Rutaceae
124
Simaroubaceae
126
Polygalaceae
127
Callitrichaceae
144
Sapindaceae
146
Flacourtiaceae
169
Loasaceae
171
Cactaceae
172
Lythraceae
179
Onagraceae
181
Umbelliferae
186
Primulaceae
192
Plumbaginaceae
193
Sapotaceae
194
Oleaceae
195
Loganiaceae
196
Gentianaceae
197
Apocynaceae
198
Asclepiadaceae
199
Convolvulaceae
201
Polemoniaceae
206
Hydrophyllaceae
207
Boraginaceae
209
Avicenniaceae
213
Verbenaceae
214
Labiatae
225
Solanaceae
231
Scrophulariaceae
239
Martyniaceae
244
Acanthaceae
245
Plantaginaceae
249
Rubiaceae
250
Caprifoliaceae
255
Valerianaceae
256
Campanulaceae
258
Goodeniaceae
259
Additional Species
305
Glossary
307
Index
317
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