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Taxonomic Monograph of the Genus Aglaia Lour. (Meliaceae)

Monograph

Series: Kew Bulletin Additional Series

By: CM Pannell

379 pages, Line illus

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Paperback | Nov 1992 | #25005 | ISBN: 0112500676
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About this book

The genus Aglaia comprises 105 species of forest trees of south and south-east Asia. Some are important timber trees; others have edible fruits, scented flowers, or medicinal properties. This study is the first to deal with the genus as a whole and is based on extensive field work and herbarium studies.


Contents

Taxonomic history; Aglaia and related genera; The morphology of Aglaia; Floral biology and pollination; Fruits and seed-dispersal; Germination; Cytology; Variation and distribution; Taxonomic revision; Names not placed, for which no type specimen seen Rejected names; Appendix 1. Regional species lists; Appendix 2. A new species from India by N. Sasidharan.


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