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Flora of China Illustrations, Volume 13: Clusiaceae through Araliaceae

Flora / Fauna

Series: Flora of China Illustration Volumes Volume: 13

By: Flora of China Editorial Committee

492 pages, Line illus throughout

Missouri Botanical Garden Press

Hardback | Nov 2008 | #178500 | ISBN-13: 9781930723801
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NHBS Price: £116.00 $142/€130 approx

About this book

This volume accompanies text volume 13 published in 2007.

Volume 13 of the illustrations series is devoted to 33 plant families, a number of which are of horticultural or agricultural importance or are otherwise distinctive: Violaceae, with its white, purple, and yellow violets; Passifloraceae, the passion flower family; Caricaceae, of which the genus Carica furnishes us with the papaya fruit; Begoniaceae, with Begonia, noted for its ornamental flowers and foliage; Cactaceae, featuring the Cactus genus; Thymelaeaceae, including the ornamental shrubs Daphne, and Edgeworthia used for the manufacture of paper and medicines; Trapaceae, the water chestnuts; Nyssaceae, containing the genus Camptotheca, source of the anticancer drug camptothecin, and Davidia, the dove tree, which naturally occurs only in China; Onagraceae, including evening primrose and Epilobium or willowherb; and Araliaceae, containing the ivies as well as Panax or ginseng.

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