Lime-trees and Basswoods: A Biological Monograph of the Genus Tilia

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Sep 6, 2012 - Science - 395 pages
Lime trees (Tilia spp.) are widely distributed and locally important members of northern temperate broad-leaved forests. In marked contrast to the largely uniform morphology of the genus its taxonomic treatment has become increasingly confused and controversial, with over one hundred species and numerous subspecies described. Using extensive data from field studies of natural populations around the world, this book clarifies the situation, proposing a revised taxonomy of 23 species and 14 subspecies. Detailed descriptions are provided for all recognised taxa and are accompanied by illustrations. Data from herbaria and cultivated trees are used to extend the analyses where appropriate and type specimens are included to stabilise nomenclature. Lime tree ecology is also considered, with an exploration of experimental and analytical data on regeneration, growth and reproduction in relation to climate and soils. Additional material includes a glossary of botanical terms and appendices of herbarium codes and relevant physical concepts.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Section Astrophilyra
175
American taxa
248
Geological history ofthe genus
293
Physiological ecology ofTilia
307
I4 Floral and reproductive ecology ofTilia
333
I5 Association ofTilia With human activity
348
Propagation and cultivation oflimetrees
365
AppendixA Herbarium codes
371
References
377
General index
390
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Donald Pigott is a past director of the Cambridge University Botanic Garden and former Professor of Biology and Head of Department at the University of Lancaster. He has spent over fifteen years extending his earlier studies of the genus Tilia to cover its full natural range from Japan and China, to Europe, eastern North America and Mexico.

Bibliographic information