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Guide To The Trees Shrubs & Woody Vines - S. Eugene Wofford

Guide To The Trees Shrubs & Woody Vines

By: S. Eugene Wofford, Edward W. Chester (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 23rd December 2002
ISBN: 9781572332058
Number Of Pages: 272

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Tennessee is home to more than four hundred species of woody plants, but until now there has been no comprehensive guide to them. This work fills that gap, as B. Eugene Wofford and Edward W. Chester provide identification keys to all native and naturalized species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines found in the state.

The book is organized by plant types, which are divided into gymnosperms and angiosperms. For each species treated, the authors include both scientific and common names, a brief description, information on flowering and fruiting seasons, and distribution patterns. Photographs illustrate more than ninety five percent of species, and the text is fully indexed by families and genera, scientific names, and common names. A glossary is keyed to photographs in the text to illustrate definitions.

In their introduction, Wofford and Chester provide an overview of the Tennessee flora and their characteristics, outline Tennessee’s physiographic regions, and survey the history of botanical research in the state. The authors also address the historical and environmental influences on plant distribution and describe comparative diversity of taxa within the regions.
Guide to Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Tennessee will be a valuable resource and identification guide for professional and lay readers alike, including students, botanists, foresters, gardeners, environmentalists, and conservationists interested in the flora of Tennessee.

The Authors: B. Eugene Wofford is director of the herbarium at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge.

Edward W. Chester is professor of biology at Austin Peay State University. His articles on subjects ranging from taxonomy to plant systematics have appeared in Journal of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society, Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Wetlands, and many other publications.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Glossaryp. 23
Key to Groupsp. 37
Gymnospermsp. 38
Angiosperms: Monocotsp. 41
Angiosperms: Dicotsp. 42
Distribution of Tennessee's Native Woody Species and Lesser Taxa within the Physiographic Provincesp. 139
Distribution of Tennessee's Native Woody Genera within the Physiographic Provincesp. 149
Cultivated and/or Persisting Taxa Represented by Collections but Not Included in Keys and Generic Treatmentsp. 154
Referencesp. 157
Index to Families and Generap. 165
Index to Scientific Namesp. 169
Index to Common Namesp. 179
Platesp. 191
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ISBN: 9781572332058
ISBN-10: 1572332050
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 23rd December 2002
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.99  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.48