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Flora of China, Volume 11: Oxalidaceae through Aceraceae

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Series: Flora of China Volume: 11

By: Wu Zhengyi (Editor), Peter H Raven (Editor), Deyuan Hong (Editor)

622 pages, no illustrations

Missouri Botanical Garden Press

Hardback | Apr 2008 | #39105 | ISBN-13: 9781930723733
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NHBS Price: £105.00 $131/€124 approx

About this book

There is an accompanying volume with illustrations.

Volume 11 covers 35 plant families. Some examples of the many that have economic and horticultural importance are: Aceraceae, of which the numerous Acer or maple trees have a distribution range centered in China; Anacardiaceae, including the cashew nut and mango; Aquifoliaceae, with hundreds of holly trees and shrubs in the genus Ilex; Buxaceae, best known for the boxwoods; Euphorbiaceae, or spurge family, containing the rubber and Chinese tallow trees as well as the food staple tapioca; Geraniaceae, comprising mainly the cranesbills and geraniums; Linaceae, notable for Linum, or flax, which is cultivated for its stem fiber and seed oil; Polygalaceae, with plants of medicinal value; Rutaceae, or citrus fruit family, including also Sichuan pepper from the genus Zanthoxylum; and Staphyleaceae, which includes the ornamental bladder nut shrubs.

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