3645 pages, illustrations, tables
Provides a full account of all agricultural and horticultural plants, other than ornamentals, grown throughout the world presently or in the past. More than 6040 species are covered, including food crops, forage, oil, fibre, spice, medicinal, industrial and so-called auxiliary plants (shade trees, green manure or covered plants). Summaries are given on some hundreds of additional species which have been grown so far only under experimental conditions or in breeding programs. Reference is made not only to highly domesticated or economically important crops, but also to those hardly differing from their wild forms or grown only locally and regionally. Volume 1: Algae*Fungi*Pteridophyta*Gymnospermae Angiospermae - Dicotyledones: Magnoliaceae - Chrysobalanaceae Pages 1-540, 37 figs Volume 2: Angiospermae - Dicotyledones: Leguminosae - Balsaminaceae Pages 541-1132, 44 figs Volume 3: Angiospermae - Dicotyledones: Malpighiaceae - Oleaceae Pages 1133-1722, 36 figs Volume 4: Angiospermae - Dicotyledones: Loganiaceae - Compositae Angiospermae - Monocotyledones: Dioscoreaceae - Iridaceae Pages 1723-2302, 36 figs Volume 5: Angiospermae - Monocotyledones: Orchidaceae - Pandanaceae Pages 2303-2824, 38 figs Volume 6: Addenda*References*Indices Pages 2825-3645
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