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Flora of Pan-Himalaya, Volume 48(2): Asteraceae II: Saussurea

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Series: Flora of Pan-Himalaya Volume: 48/2

By: You-Sheng Chen(Author), Hang Sun(Editor), Mark F Watson(Editor), Jun Wen(Editor), Xian-Chun Zhang(Editor), Peter H Raven(Foreword By)

340 pages, 96 b/w line drawings, 234 b/w distribution maps

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jul 2016 | #227780 | ISBN-13: 9781107158962
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About this book

Language: English

This second part of Volume 48 of the Flora of Pan-Himalaya is devoted to the single genus, Saussurea of the Asteraceae family, which has wide medicinal applications. This is the largest family in the Pan-Himalaya, with 235 species, 149 of which are endemic to the Pan-Himalaya. Saussurea is a notoriously difficult, largely Asiatic, genus with often indistinct species boundaries. Many new species of Saussurea were described in the course of preparing this account. The nomenclatural novelties in this volume include five changes in status, and 17 new synonyms. 27 lectotypes are newly designated. During the research for this volume, the author and his team described 40 new species of Saussurea, and these, along with numerous new designations and classifications, are recorded here for the first time.


Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Preface
Acknowledgements

Asteraceae II
   Saussurea
   Subg. Theodorea
   Subg. Eriocoryne
   Subg. Amphilaena
   Subg. Saussurea

List of nomenclatural novelties published in this volume of the Flora of Pan-Himalaya
Index to scientific names


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Biography

You-Sheng Chen is a professor at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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