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The European Garden Flora, Volume 5: Dicotyledons: Boraginaceae to Compositae

Flora / FaunaIdentification Key
Enables the reader to accurately identify over 16,000 species of flowering plants spread across more than 200 families
Practical and tested identification keys provide a simple and effective way to negotiate to the plant name required
More than 200 line drawings and an extensive glossary help the reader to interpret the text
Fully accessible to the informed gardener, with technical vocabulary kept to a minimum

Series: The European Garden Flora Volume: 5

By: James Cullen (Editor), Sabina G Knees (Editor), H Suzanne Cubey (Editor)

639 pages, 44 b/w line drawings

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Aug 2011 | Edition: 2 | #186839 | ISBN-13: 9780521761642
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About this book

Volume 5 completes the series, and includes many important ornamental families, such as Labiatae, Solanaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Acanthaceae, Campanulaceae, and the largest family of Dicotyledons, the Compositae.

"Continuing the standard firmly set by previous volumes this latest provides botanists and gardeners with the means of identifying many of those plants cultivated out of doors as well as under glass in the gardens, parks and aboreta of Europe. It will be equally helpful to those gardening in North America and other countries, especially those of the temperate world. As the world's leading gardening nation we should be proud that such a major source of knowledge should be made possible by the foresight and dedication of a British publisher. The list of contributors meanwhile reflects the international involvement and co-operation which increasingly facilitates, if not motivates, our research into garden plants."
- Roy Lancaster, The Horticulturalist


Contents

List of maps and figures
List of contributors to the 1st edition
Preface to the 2nd edition
Preface to the 1st edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Key to families
261. Boraginaceae
262. Verbenaceae
263. Callitrichaceae
264. Labiatae
265. Nolanaceae
266. Solanaceae
267. Buddlejaceae
268. Scrophulariaceae
269. Globulariaceae
270. Bignoniaceae
271. Acanthaceae
272. Pedaliaceae
273. Martyniaceae
274. Gesneriaceae
275. Lentibulariaceae
276. Myoporaceae
277. Plantaginaceae
278. Caprifoliaceae
279. Adoxaceae
280. Valerianaceae
281. Dipsacaceae
282. Morinaceae
283. Campanulaceae
284. Goodeniaceae
285. Brunoniaceae
286. Stylidiaceae
287. Compositae

Glossary
Index
Cumulative index to genera and families recognised in all 5 volumes


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Biography

James Cullen has been a professional plant taxonomist for over 50 years, working particularly on the classification and identification of plants in cultivation (especially Rhododendron) at Liverpool and Edinburgh Universities, at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, and in Cambridge. With the late Dr S. M. Walters, he was the initiator of the first edition of The European Garden Flora and is responsible for two spin-offs, The Orchid Book and Manual of North European Garden Plants (2001).

Sabina Knees is a taxonomist at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and although now working on plants of the Middle East, particularly the flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra, she spent over 20 years working as a horticultural taxonomist for the Royal Horticultural Society and the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and is a founder member of the Horticultural Taxonomy Group (HORTAX). She was editor of The New Plantsman for seven years and worked initially as a research associate and then as a member of the editorial committee on the first edition of The European Garden Flora.

Suzanne Cubey has worked at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (RBGE) since 1987, originally as a researcher, and then later becoming the Assistant Secretary on the Editorial Board for the first edition of The European Garden Flora. Since 2005 her main role has been as Assistant Herbarium Curator with particular responsibility for the cultivated plants, where she curates the cultivated specimens in the RBGE herbarium and manages the vouchering of research material from the living collections.

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