Originally published in 1974, this title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates the University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology.
This book includes descriptions of more than 4,000 species, of which more than 600 are illustrated with line drawings. The bulk of the work is devoted to the systematic treatment of vascular plants, which are grouped alphabetically by family, genus, and species. There are keys for the identification of all taxa.