Flora of North America: North of Mexico Volume 3: Magnoliophyta: Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae

Hardcover | January 1, 1997

EditorFlora of North America Editorial Committee, Nancy R. Morin

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Flora of North America, Volume 3, provides information on many of the most familiar wildflowers and trees in North America. Included are treatments of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), with such plants as delphiniums and columbines, and the poppy family (Papveraceae). Most of theimportant broadleaf tree species are covered, including the oaks (Fagaceae), elms (Ulmaceae), birches (Betulaceae), walnuts (Juglandaceae), plane trees (Platanaceae), and magnolias (Magnoliaceae). Many striking families are covered, such as the dutchman's pipe family (Aristolochiaceae), and theaquatic families Nymphaeaceae (water lilies), and Nelumbonaceae (lotus). As with Volume 2, this unique reference provides identification keys, summaries of habitats and geographic ranges, distribution maps, pertinent synonymies, descriptions, chromosome numbers, phenological information, and othersignificant biological observations for each species. The treatments--written and reviewed by experts throughout the systematic botanical community--are based on original observations of herbarium specimens and, whenever possible, on living plants. These observations are supplemented by criticalreviews of the literature. For anyone interested in the definitive account of North American plant life, this newest volume in the long-awaited Flora will be valued as an indispensable acquisition.

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Flora of North America, Volume 3, provides information on many of the most familiar wildflowers and trees in North America. Included are treatments of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), with such plants as delphiniums and columbines, and the poppy family (Papveraceae). Most of theimportant broadleaf tree species are covered, inclu...

Nancy R. Morin is at Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:616 pages, 8.74 × 11.26 × 1.81 inPublished:January 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195112466

ISBN - 13:9780195112467

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IntroductionKeys to Major TaxaMagnoliophytaMagnoliopsida: Magnoliidae and HamamelidaeLiterature CitedAppendix: Llist of Major Flora and ChecklistsIndex to AuthorsIndex

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"As one of the most important floristic contributions of this century, the Flora of North America North of Mexico is a must that should be in every library and on the shelf of every botanist interested in the diversity of plants."--Quarterly Review of Biology