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Flora Capensis, Volume 1: Ranunculaceae to Connaraceae: Being a Systematic Description of the Plants of the Cape Colony, Caffraria and Port Natal, and Neighbouring Territories

Flora / Fauna

Series: Flora Capensis Volume: 1

By: William T Thiselton-Dyer (Editor)

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jul 2014 | #214090 | ISBN-13: 9781108068062
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About this book

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

This seminal publication began life as a collaborative effort between the Irish botanist William Henry Harvey (1811-66) and his German counterpart Otto Wilhelm Sonder (1812-81). Relying on many contributors of specimens and descriptions from colonial South Africa – and building on the foundations laid by Carl Peter Thunberg, whose Flora Capensis (1823) is also reissued in this series – they published the first three volumes between 1860 and 1865. These were reprinted unchanged in 1894, and from 1896 the project was supervised by William Thiselton-Dyer (1843-1928), director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. A final supplement appeared in 1933.

Reissued now in ten parts, this significant reference work catalogues more than 11 500 species of plant found in South Africa. Opening with a preface which clarifies the project's original scope, Volume 1 covers Ranunculaceae to Connaraceae.


Contents

- Preface
- Addenda et corrigenda
- Table of the classes and sub-classes
- Sequence of orders
- Ranunculaceae to Connaraceae
- Index


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