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Flora Hellenica

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Flora Hellenica, Volume 2: Nymphaeaceae to Platanaceae

Volume:  2
By: Arne Strid(Editor), Kit Tan(Editor)


Please note (February 2014): the publisher has informed us that there currently are no plans for this series, and it is essentially dormant; the author is not working on a new volume at this time.

A modern flora for Greece in a format equivalent to that in Flora Europaea. It is the first flora for Greece in over a hundered years and will include all species of vascular plants in the country, currently estimated at c. 5800 species.

From a review of Volume 1 in Plant Talk:

"The flora of Greece is estimated at some 5000 species, and the country's last critical Flora was published a century ago. Thus the 10-volume Flora Hellenica, by necessity appearing at a much slower rate than Flora of Egypt, is one of the most exciting recent developments in Mediterranean botany despite the fact that it was compiled by a team largely based in Scandinavia rather than in Greece. For the most part it is aimed at an academic and taxonomic readership, and is probably beyond the affordable price range of many non-professional botanists. Nevertheless, like the seminal Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands (1965-2000) of Peter Davis (in which Kit Tan was a major author), Flora Hellenica is laying an impressive foundation for all future studies of the flora of Greece and adjacent territories. Packed with new information on the taxonomy, nomenclature and distribution of Greek plants, in its entirety it will radically reassess our knowledge and interpretation of the whole eastern Mediterranean region."

- John Akeroyd

Publisher: Koeltz Scientific Books

Forthcoming volumes in this series will be added to this page as soon as we become aware of them.

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