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The European Garden Flora, Volume 2: Casuarinaceae to Cruciferae

Flora / FaunaIdentification Key
Enables the reader to accurately identify over 16,000 species of flowering plants spread across more than 200 families
Practical and tested identification keys provide a simple and effective way to negotiate to the plant name required
More than 200 line drawings and an extensive glossary help the reader to interpret the text
Fully accessible to the informed gardener, with technical vocabulary kept to a minimum

Series: The European Garden Flora Volume: 2

By: James Cullen (Editor), Sabina G Knees (Editor), H Suzanne Cubey (Editor)

642 pages, 59 b/w line drawings

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Aug 2011 | Edition: 2 | #186836 | ISBN-13: 9780521761512
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About this book

Volume 2 contains accounts of the first 71 families of Dicotyledons, including the Aizoaceae and Cactaceae (large and important families of succulents), as well as many tree families (Juglandaceae, Betulaceae, Fagaceae, Ulmaceae) and popular herbaceous plants (Ranunculaceae, Papaveraceae, Cruciferae).

"The descriptions use uncomplicated vocabulary and still maintain scientific standards and accuracy. There is a great amount of useful horticultural information provided, such as methods of propogation and cultural requirements. Literature citations are given for each family and genus. Particularly welcome are references to good illustrations [...] should remain the standard reference to cultivated plants in Europe for some time."
- Michael T. Steiber, Huntia

" [...] a useful and reliable tool for which serious gardeners have cause to be grateful."
- Horticulture


List of maps and figures
List of contributors to the 1st edition
Preface to the 2nd edition
Preface to the 1st edition
Key to families

61. Casuarinaceae
62. Myricaceae
63. Juglandaceae
64. Salicaceae
65. Betulaceae
66. Corylaceae
67. Fagaceae
68. Ulmaceae
69. Eucommiaceae
70. Moraceae
71. Cannabaceae
72. Urticaceae
73. Proteaceae
74. Olacaceae
75. Santalaceae
76. Loranthaceae
77. Viscaceae
78. Polygonaceae
79. Phytolaccaceae
80. Nyctaginaceae
81. Aizoaceae
82. Portulacaceae
83. Basellaceae
84. Caryophyllaceae
85. Illecebraceae
86. Chenopodiaceae
87. Amaranthaceae
88. Cactaceae
89. Didiereaceae
90. Magnoliaceae
91. Winteraceae
92. Annonaceae
93. Myristicaceae
94. Canellaceae
95. Schisandraceae
96. Illiciaceae
97. Monimiaceae
98. Calycanthaceae
99. Lauraceae
100. Tetracentraceae
101. Trochodendraceae
102. Eupteleaceae
103. Cercidiphyllaceae
104. Ranunculaceae
105. Glaucidiaceae
106. Berberidaceae
107. Lardizabalaceae
108. Menispermaceae
109. Nymphaeaceae
110. Cabombaceae
111. Nelumbonaceae
112. Ceratophyllaceae
113. Saururaceae
114. Piperaceae
115. Chloranthaceae
116. Aristolochiaceae
117. Dilleniaceae
118. Paeoniaceae
119. Eucryphiaceae
120. Actinidiaceae
121. Ochnaceae
122. Theaceae
123. Marcgraviaceae
124. Guttiferae
125. Sarraceniaceae
126. Nepenthaceae
127. Droseraceae
128. Papaveraceae
129. Fumariaceae
130. Capparidaceae
131. Cruciferae


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James Cullen has been a professional plant taxonomist for over 50 years, working particularly on the classification and identification of plants in cultivation (especially Rhododendron) at Liverpool and Edinburgh Universities, at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, and in Cambridge. With the late Dr S. M. Walters, he was the initiator of the first edition of The European Garden Flora and is responsible for two spin-offs, The Orchid Book and Manual of North European Garden Plants (2001).

Sabina Knees is a taxonomist at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and although now working on plants of the Middle East, particularly the flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra, she spent over 20 years working as a horticultural taxonomist for the Royal Horticultural Society and the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and is a founder member of the Horticultural Taxonomy Group (HORTAX). She was editor of The New Plantsman for seven years and worked initially as a research associate and then as a member of the editorial committee on the first edition of The European Garden Flora.

Suzanne Cubey has worked at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (RBGE) since 1987, originally as a researcher, and then later becoming the Assistant Secretary on the Editorial Board for the first edition of The European Garden Flora. Since 2005 her main role has been as Assistant Herbarium Curator with particular responsibility for the cultivated plants, where she curates the cultivated specimens in the RBGE herbarium and manages the vouchering of research material from the living collections.

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