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Flora of North America, Volume 2 : Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms - Flora of North America Editorial Committee

Flora of North America, Volume 2

Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms

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Published: 4th November 1993
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In Volume 2, over 50 contributors exhaustively describe and classify the ferns, fern allies, and gymnosperms of North America. Covering over two dozen fern and half a dozen gymnosperm families, they survey fern species of both ecological and horticultural importance and review such gymnosperm taxa as the conifers--the dominant trees in many forests as well as important timber plants--and cycads, which display significant evolutionary features. In all, the volume assembles 509 species of ferns and fern allies and infraspecific taxa in 70 genera. The editors have revised nearly 80 of these taxa to reflect classification changes since publication of the last standard work on ferns in North America. The gymnosperm treatments encompass 118 species in 22 genera. Identification keys, summaries of habitats and geographic ranges, pertinent synonymies, descriptions, chromosome numbers, and all other significant details are provided. More than 600 distribution maps and 65 illustration plates appear throughout.

"The second volume of this flora represents a monumental achievement....This volume does everything that a flora should - and more; a high quality of scholarship is evident throughout....Even more important is the degree to which recent systematic investigations are reflected in the treatments....This volume has set a high standard; it will serve as an excellent model for later volumes....The real 'review' of a flora comes in putting it to use, and I am looking forward to using this one! I recommend it whole-heartedly." --Walter S. Jedd, Economic Botany, published by The Society for Economic Botany by The New York Botanical Garden "I recommend this volume of the Flora to all interested parties." --Michael T. Stieber, The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, IL, Science Books and Films "Volume 2 of The Flora of North America is the first to provide a floristic treatment, here including ferns and fern allies, as well as the gymnosperms....For the quality of the information, and the quality of the book itself - paper, binding, feel in the hands - the asking price is a small amount to pay for this major publishing event."--Botanical and Herb Reviews "No botanical library will be complete without the Flora of North America, and I eagerly await the appearance of future volumes."--Madroño "An essential reference for botanists, professional or amateur, naturalists and anyone with a very serious interest in North American plants. Most highly recommended."--Wildlife Activist "The second volume of this flora represents a monumental achievement....This volume does everything that a flora should - and more; a high quality of scholarship is evident throughout....Even more important is the degree to which recent systematic investigations are reflected in the treatments....This volume has set a high standard; it will serve as an excellent model for later volumes....The real 'review' of a flora comes in putting it to use, and I am looking forward to using this one! I recommend it whole-heartedly." --Walter S. Jedd, Economic Botany, published by The Society for Economic Botany by The New York Botanical Garden "I recommend this volume of the Flora to all interested parties." --Michael T. Stieber, The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, IL, Science Books and Films "Volume 2 of The Flora of North America is the first to provide a floristic treatment, here including ferns and fern allies, as well as the gymnosperms....For the quality of the information, and the quality of the book itself - paper, binding, feel in the hands - the asking price is a small amount to pay for this major publishing event."--Botanical and Herb Reviews "No botanical library will be complete without the Flora of North America, and I eagerly await the appearance of future volumes."--Madroño "An essential reference for botanists, professional or amateur, naturalists and anyone with a very serious interest in North American plants. Most highly recommended."--Wildlife Activist

Nancy R. Morin: Introduction PTERIDOPHYTES Key Pteridophyte Families PSILOTOPHYTA Psilotaceae LYCOPODIOPHYTA Lycopodiaceae Selaginellaceae Isoetaceae EQUISETOPHYTA Equisetaceae POLYPODIOPHYTA Ophioglossaceae Osmundaceae Gleicheniaceae Schizaeaceae Lygodiaceae Anemiaceae Parkeriaceae Pteridaceae Vittariaceae Hymenophyllaceae Dennstaedtiaceae Thelypteridaceae Blechnaceae Aspleniaceae Dryopteridaceae Grammitidaceae Polypodiaceae Marsileaceae Salviniaceae Azollaceae GYNNOSPERMS Key to Gymnosperm Families CYCADOPHYTA Zamiaceae GINKGOPHYTA Ginkgoaceae CONIFEROPHYTA Pinaceae Cupressaceae Taxaceae GNETOPHYTA Ephedraceae Literature cited Index

ISBN: 9780195082425
ISBN-10: 0195082427
Series: Flora of North America : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 4th November 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.35 x 22.0  x 3.45
Weight (kg): 1.84