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Historical Geography of Crop Plants: A Select Roster

By: JD Sauer

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #32582 | ISBN: 0849389011
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Arranged alphabetically by family and higher taxa. Within families, species and cultivars are listed chronologically and geographically. The taxonomy and geography of probable wild progenitors have been outlined.


Introduction. Angiosperms-Flowering Plants. Dicots. Actinidiaceae-Actinidia Family. Amaranthaceae-Amaranth Family. Anacardiaceae-Sumac Family. Asteraceae (Compositae)-Daisy Family. Brassicaceae (=Cruciferae)-Cabbage Family. Chenopodiaceae-Chenopod Family. Convolvulaceae-Morning-Glory Family. Cucurbitaceae-Gourd Family. Ericaceae-Heath Family. Euphorbiaceae-Crown-of-Thorns Family. Fabaceae (=Leguminosae, Papilionaceae + Caesalpiniaceae + Mimosaceae)-Legume Family. Fagaceae-Beech Family. Juglandaceae-Walnut Family. Lauraceae-Laurel Family. Malvaceae-Hibiscus Family. Oleaceae-Lilac Family. Proteaceae-Grevillea Family. Rosaceae-Rose Family. Rubiaceae-Coffee Family. Rutaceae-Citrus Family. Solanaceae-Nightshade Family. Sterculiaceae-Cacao Family. Vitaceae-Grape Family. Monocots. Agavaceae-Century-Plant Family. Araceae-Aroid Family. Arecaceae (Palmae)-Palm Family. Bromeliaceae-Bromeliad Family. Musaceae-Banana Family. Orchidaceae-Orchid Family. Poaceae (Gramineae)-Grass Family. Gymnosperms-Conifers and Allies. Pinaceae-Pine Family. Taxodiaceae-Redwood Family. Discussion and Conclusions. Glossary. References.

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