Flowering Plant Families of the World

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The definitive reference on flowering plants, thoroughly revised.

The widely acclaimed Flowering Plants of the World, the original edition of this book, has never been surpassed in its depth and scope. Written by a team of internationally recognized authorities, this thoroughly updated edition provides the latest information and solidifies the book's position as the definitive guide on the subject.

At the core of the book are the comprehensive entries on 504 flowering plant families. Each entry describes distribution, anatomy, habitat, classification and commercial uses. The enormous wealth of newly available taxonomic information, found throughout the pages of Flowering Plant Families of the World, will interest every botanist.

Along with hundreds of beautiful, meticulously detailed artworks, the book features:

  • A complete introductory section about flowering plants
  • Distribution maps and quick-reference panels
  • An extensive illustrated glossary of specialist terms
  • A comprehensive index with plant names in Latin and English.

The book's specially commissioned botanical illustrations by professional artists are remarkable for both their beauty and their scientific accuracy.

This definitive book, now completely updated, will remain a key reference for gardeners, botanists and plant professionals worldwide.

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About the author (2007)

A. Culham is a plant geneticist in the School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, England.

0. Seberg is professor of Molecular Systematics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark and has published works on a wide range of botanical topics.

V.H. Heywood is professor emeritus in the School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, England. He co-edited all five volumes of Flora Europaea and is a member of several international taxonomic and plant conservation organizations.

R.K. Brummitt is a plant taxonomist and the coauthor of The Authors of Plant Names, considered to be the worldwide standard in taxonomic description.

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