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The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 3

Flora / Fauna

Series: The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland Volume: 3

By: Henry John Elwes (Author), Augustine Henry (Author)

358 pages, 1 colour & 89 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jan 2014 | #212079 | ISBN-13: 9781108069342
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About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

Although without formal scientific training, Henry John Elwes (1846-1922) devoted his life to natural history. He had studied birds, butterflies and moths, but later turned his attention to collecting and growing plants. Embarking on his most ambitious project in 1903, he recruited the Irish dendrologist Augustine Henry (1857-1930) to collaborate with him on this well-illustrated work. Privately printed in seven volumes between 1906 and 1913, it covers the varieties, distribution, history and cultivation of tree species in the British Isles. The strictly botanical parts were written by Henry, while Elwes drew on his extensive knowledge of native and non-native species to give details of where remarkable examples could be found. Each volume contains photographic plates as well as drawings of leaves and buds to aid identification. The species covered in Volume 3 (1908) include cedar, hornbeam, southern beech, hickory, maple and redwood.


Contents

- Cedrus
- Cedrus libani
- Cedrus brevifolia
- Cedrus atlantica
- Cedrus deodara
- Libocedrus
- Libocedrus tetragona
- Libocedrus chilensis
- Libocedrus doniana
- Libocedrus bidwilli
- Libocedrus macrolepis
- Libocedrus decurrens
- Cunninghamia
- Cunninghamia sinensis
- Liquidambar
- Liquidambar styraciflua
- Liquidambar orientalis
- Liquidambar formosana
- Nyssa
- Nyssa sylvatica
- Nyssa aquatica
- Nyssa sinensis
- Sassafras
- Sassafras tzumu
- Sassafras officinale
- Corylus
- Corylus colurna
- Carpinus
- Carpinus orientalis
- Carpinus polyneura
- Carpinus japonica
- Carpinus vedoensis
- Carpinus cordata
- Carpinus laxiflora
- Carpinus caroliniana
- Carpinus betulus
- Ostrya
- Ostrya carpinifolia
- Ostrya virginica
- Ostrya japonica
- Nothofagus
- Nothofagus cliffortioides
- Nothofagus menziesii
- Nothofagus fusca
- Nothofagus moorei
- Nothofagus cunninghami
- Nothofagus betuloides
- Nothofagus obliqua
- Nothofagus antarctica
- Arbutus
- Arbutus unedo
- Arbutus hybrida
- Arbutus andrachne
- Arbutus menziesii
- Sciadopitys
- Sciadopitys verticillata
- Pinus sylvestris
- Carya
- Carya olivaeformis
- Carya amara
- Carya alba
- Carya porcina
- Carya sulcata
- Carya tomentosa
- Platanus
- Platanus orientalis
- Platanus occidentalis
- Acer
- Acer pseudoplatanus
- Acer campestre
- Acer platanoides
- Acer lobelii
- Acer pictum
- Acer opalus
- Acer monspessulanum
- Acer insigne
- Acer volxemi
- Acer trautvetteri
- Acer rubrum
- Acer dasycarpus
- Acer saccharum
- Acer macrophyllum
- Acer negundo
- Sequoia
- Sequoia sempervirens
- Sequoia gigantea
- Plates


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