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Flora Graeca Sibthorpiana, Volumes 9 and 10 (Plates 801-966) [English]

Flora / Fauna

Series: Flora Graeca Sibthorpiana Volume: 9-10

By: John Sibthorp (Author), James Edward Smith (Author), Arne Strid (Editor), Barbro Strid (Editor)

353 pages, 166 plates with colour illustrations; 166 colour distribution maps

Gantner Verlag

Hardback | Nov 2013 | #190097 | ISBN-13: 9783874294270
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NHBS Price: £223.00 $273/€251 approx

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Language: English

Flora Graeca Sibthorpiana, Volumes 9 and 10 completes the annotated facsimile of Flora Graeca Sibthorpiana. An index to the genera of all volumes has been added at the end of the volume. In the introduction to volume 1 it was stated that the original Latin text would be appended on CD in the final volume. In the meantime, however, it has become available at the Bodleian Library website and is consequently not reproduced here.

This is, according to the editors, a "pseudo-facsimile" edition. The original Flora Graeca is in folio format. To reproduce it in this size would be unpractical, and the plates have thus been somewhat reduced to fit a print area of 16 × 24 cm. Small plants sometimes occupy only a portion of the centre of an otherwise blank page in the original, with the calligraphed name at the far bottom. In such cases the size has been modified so that the drawing fills a reasonable part of the page and the name has sometimes been moved closer. For each species there is a two-page spread. The colour plate is reproduced on the right-hand page. On the upper half of the facing left-hand page is a text block in English and on the lower half a dot map produced from the more than 700 000 records stored in the Flora Hellenica Database (for species not occurring within the borders of present-day Greece the map is omitted). The text block contains the following elements: a) Currently accepted scientific name, with authority and place of publication, b) Important synonyms, with authority but without place of publication, c) Comments on taxonomic status, distribution, ecology, flowering time and other features of interest, d) A brief description, emphasizing diagnostic characters. The re-issue has been published in 5 volumes, each corresponding to two volumes of the original Flora Graeca and is available as a 5-volume set at a reduced price as well.

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