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100 Families of Flowering Plants - Michael Hickey

100 Families of Flowering Plants

Paperback Published: 15th August 1988
ISBN: 9780521337007
Number Of Pages: 636

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This book is designed to enable students of botany to gain some knowledge of the relationships between families of plants. The text of each of the 100 plant families described is in two parts. The first part gives the general characteristics of the family, mentions some of the principal economic and ornamental plants and includes a section on classification. The second part describes in detail a typical representative of the family, as far as possible a plant which is common in the wild or in cultivation and therefore easily obtainable. In this new edition there is a larger page-size, and also a different layout of the text. In addition, a considerable number of illustrations have been redrawn and many more added, including drawings of whole plants. Alterations to the text include extensive revision of the introduction, an increase in the number of comparative tables, and the addition of a table of family characters.

Foreword to the second edition S. M. Walters
Note to the second edition
Signs and abbreviations
Systematic grouping of plants
Families in Systematic Order
Comparative Tables
Table of family characters
Less common family characters
Approximate flowering times
Leaf shapes (simple leaves)
Leaf shapes (compound leaves)
Petioles and points of attachment
Leaf margins
Cymose inflorescences
Racemose inflorescences
Index to families and genera
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ISBN: 9780521337007
ISBN-10: 0521337003
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 636
Published: 15th August 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.7  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.12
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised