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The European Garden Flora (5-Volume Set): A Manual for the Identification of Plants Cultivated in Europe, Both Out-of-Doors and Under Glass

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

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

3185 pages, 231 b/w line drawings

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Aug 2011 | Edition: 2 | #186840 | ISBN-13: 9780521761673
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About this book

The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental flowering plants. Designed to meet the highest scientific standards, the vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed gardener as well as the professional botanist. Comprehensive keys are provided at the level of family, genus and species and line diagrams are included to illustrate the important diagnostic features of critical taxa. Reference is made to useful illustrations and taxonomic accounts and a small amount of guidance on cultivation is provided for many genera.

This second edition has been thoroughly reorganised and revised, bringing it into line with modern taxonomic knowledge. Although European in name, the Flora covers plants cultivated in most areas of the United States and Canada as well as in non-tropical parts of Asia and Australasia.

The complete set consists of all five volumes of this revised second edition.


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

1. Alismataceae
2. Butomaceae
3. Limnocharitaeae
4. Hydrocharitaceae
5. Aponogetonaceae
6. Potamogetonaceae
7. Melanthiaceae
8. Asphodelaceae
9. Anthericaceae
10. Aphyllanthaceae
11. Hostaceae
12. Hemerocallidaceae
13. Blandfordiaceae
14. Aloaceae
15. Colchicaceae
16. Liliaceae
17. Alstroemeriaceae
18. Hyacinthaceae
19. Alliaceae
20. Convallariaceae
21. Asteliaceae
22. Trilliaceae
23. Asparagaceae
24. Ruscaceae
25. Philesiaceae
26. Smilacaceae
27. Agavaceae
28. Doryanthaceae
29. Nolinaceae
30. Dracaenaceae
31. Phormiaceae
32. Haemodoraceae
33. Ixioliriaceae
34. Amaryllidaceae
35. Tecophilaeaceae
36. Hypoxidaceae
37. Velloziaceae
38. Taccaceae
39. Dioscoreaceae
40. Pontederiaceae
41. Iridaceae
42. Juncaceae
43. Bromeliaceae
44. Commelinaceae
45. Gramineae
46. Palmae
47. Araceae
48. Acoraceae
49. Lemnaceae
50. Pandanaceae
51. Sparganiaceae
52. Typhaceae
53. Cyperaceae
54. Musaceae
55. Strelitziaceae
56. Zingiberaceae
57. Costaceae
58. Cannaceae
59. Marantaceae
60. Orchidaceae
61. Casuarinaceae
62. Myricaceae
63. Juglandaceae
64. Salicaceae
65. Betulaceae
66. Corylaceae
67. Fagaceae
68. Ulmaceae
69. Eucommiaceae
70. Moraceae
71. Cannabaceae
72. Urticaceae
73. Proteaceae
74. Olacaceae
75. Santalaceae
76. Loranthaceae
77. Viscaceae
78. Polygonaceae
79. Phytolaccaceae
80. Nyctaginaceae
81. Aizoaceae
82. Portulacaceae
83. Basellaceae
84. Caryophyllaceae
85. Illecebraceae
86. Chenopodiaceae
87. Amaranthaceae
88. Cactaceae
89. Didiereaceae
90. Magnoliaceae
91. Winteraceae
92. Annonaceae
93. Myristicaceae
94. Canellaceae
95. Schisandraceae
96. Illiciaceae
97. Monimiaceae
98. Calycanthaceae
99. Lauraceae
100. Tetracentraceae
101. Trochodendraceae
102. Eupteleaceae
103. Cercidiphyllaceae
104. Ranunculaceae
105. Glaucidiaceae
106. Berberidaceae
107. Lardizabalaceae
108. Menispermaceae
109. Nymphaeaceae
110. Cabombaceae
111. Nelumbonaceae
112. Ceratophyllaceae
113. Saururaceae
114. Piperaceae
115. Chloranthaceae
116. Aristolochiaceae
117. Dilleniaceae
118. Paeoniaceae
119. Eucryphiaceae
120. Actinidiaceae
121. Ochnaceae
122. Theaceae
123. Marcgraviaceae
124. Guttiferae
125. Sarraceniaceae
126. Nepenthaceae
127. Droseraceae
128. Papaveraceae
129. Fumariaceae
130. Capparidaceae
131. Cruciferae
132. Resedaceae
133. Moringaceae
134. Platanaceae
135. Hamamelidaceae
136. Crassulaceae
137. Cephalotaceae
138. Penthoraceae
139. Saxifragaceae
140. Grossulariaceae
141. Parnassiaceae
142. Hydrangeaceae
143. Escalloniaceae
144. Cunoniaceae
145. Davidsoniaceae
146. Pittosporaceae
147. Byblidaceae
148. Roridulaceae
149. Rosaceae
150. Chrysobalanaceae
151. Minosaceae
152. Caesalpiniaceae
153. Fabaceae
154. Limnanthaceae
155. Oxalidaceae
156. Geraniaceae
157. Tropaeolaceae
158. Zygophyllaceae
159. Linaceae
160. Euphorbiaceae
161. Daphniphyllaceae
162. Rutaceae
163. Cneoraceae
164. Simaroubaceae
165. Burseraceae
166. Meliaceae
167. Malpighiaceae
168. Polygalaceae
169. Coriariaceae
170. Anacardiaceae
171. Aceraceae
172. Sapindaceae
173. Hippocastanaceae
174. Meliosmaceae
175. Melianthaceae
176. Greyiaceae
177. Balsaminaceae
178. Cyrillaceae
179. Aquifoliaceae
180. Corynocarpaceae
181. Celastraceae
182. Staphyleaceae
183. Stackhousiaceae
184. Buxaceae
185. Simmondsiaceae
186. Icacinaceae
187. Rhamnaceae
188. Vitaceae
189. Leeaceae
190. Elaeocarpaceae
191. Tiliaceae
192. Malvaceae
193. Bombacaceae
194. Sterculiaceae
195. Thymelaeaceae
196. Elaeagnaceae
197. Flacourtiaceae
198. Violaceae
199. Stachyuraceae
200. Turneraceae
201. Passifloraceae
202. Cistaceae
203. Bixaceae
204. Cochlospermaceae
205. Tamaricaceae
206. Frankeniaceae
207. Elatinaceae
208. Caricaceae
209. Loasaceae
210. Datiscaceae
211. Begoniaceae
212. Cucurbitaceae
213. Lythraceae
214. Trapaceae
215. Myrtaceae
216. Punicaceae
217. Lecythidaceae
218. Melastomataceae
219. Combretaceae
220. Onagraceae
221. Haloragaceae
222. Gunneraceae
223. Hippuridaceae
224. Alangiaceae
225. Nyssaceae
226. Davidiaceae
227. Griseliniaceae
228. Cornaceae
229. Helwingiaceae
230. Aucubaceae
231. Garryaceae
232. Araliaceae
233. Umbelliferae
234. Diapensiaceae
235. Clethraceae
236. Pyrolaceae
237. Ericaceae
238. Empetraceae
239. Epacridaceae
240. Theophrastaceae
241. Myrsinaceae
242. Primulaceae
243. Plumbaginaceae
244. Sapotaceae
245. Ebenaceae
246. Styracaceae
247. Symplocaceae
248. Oleaceae
249. Loganiaceae
250. Desfontainiaceae
251. Gentianaceae
252. Menyanthaceae
253. Apocynaceae
254. Asclepiadaceae
255. Rubiaceae
256. Polemoniaceae
257. Cobaeaceae
258. Fouquieriaceae
259. Convolvulaceae
260. Hydrophyllaceae
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


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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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