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Flora of Australia, Volume 39: Alismatales to Arales

Flora / FaunaIdentification Key

Series: Flora of Australia Volume: 39

301 pages, colour plates, b/w line drawings, distribution maps

Australian Biological Resources Study

Paperback | Jul 2011 | #122442 | ISBN-13: 9780643104242
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Hardback | Mar 2012 | #122441 | ISBN-13: 9780643104235
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About this book

Volume 39 of the Flora of Australia describes 17 families of monocots in 76 genera and 256 species. Most of the families are aquatic, and include the sea-grasses, pond weeds, and some major agricultural weed species. Four families are entirely or mostly terrestrial.

The aquatic families are all small in number of species, and two, Juncaginaceae and Posidoniaceae, have their greatest diversity in Australia. Lemnaceae contains the world's smallest and most reduced flowering plants, some as tiny as 1 mm long.

Of the terrestrial families, all are predominantly tropical, with their greatest diversity outside Australia. Arecaceae (palms) and Pandanaceae are often large trees, and include species of economic importance as food and oil crops, fibre, timber and other construction materials, as well as many horticultural species. Araceae are mostly climbers but also arborescent to aquatic herbs, with several important food species, and many horticultural species and cultivars.

Thirty authors, illustrators and photographers have contributed to this volume.


Contributors to Volume 39

Limnocharitaceae (S.W.L. Jacobs & K.A. McColl)
Alismataceae (S.W.L. Jacobs)
Hydrocharitaceae (S.W.L. Jacobs, K.A. McColl & J. Kuo)
Aponogetonaceae (C.B. Hellquist & S.W.L. Jacobs)
Juncaginaceae (H. Aston)
Potamogetonaceae (S.E. Papassotiriou, S.W.L. Jacobs & C.B. Hellquist)
Ruppiaceae (S.W.L. Jacobs & M.A. Brock)
Najadaceae (S.W.L. Jacobs & K.A. McColl)
Zannichelliaceae (S.W.L. Jacobs & K.A. McColl)
Posidoniaceae (J. Kuo)
Cymodoceaceae (J. Kuo)
Zosteraceae (J. Kuo)
Triuridaceae (K.J. Nicholls)
Arecaceae (J.L. Dowe & D.L. Jones)
Pandanaceae (A.J.G. Wilson)
Araceae (A. Hay)
Lemnaceae (E. Landolt)

Appendix: new taxa and recombinations
Supplementary Glossary
Abbreviations & Contractions
Publication date of previous volumes

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