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Flora Capensis, Volume 7: Pontederiaceae to Gramineae: Being a Systematic Description of the Plants of the Cape Colony, Caffraria and Port Natal, and Neighbouring Territories

Flora / Fauna

Series: Flora Capensis Volume: 7

By: William T Thiselton-Dyer (Editor)

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jul 2014 | #215675 | ISBN-13: 9781108068154
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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. Volume 6 comprises sections that were published individually between 1896 and 1897, covering Haemodoraceae to Liliaceae.


- Preface
- Sequence of orders contained in Vol. 7
- Pontederiaceae to Gramineae
- Addenda and corrigenda
- Index

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