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The European Garden Flora, Volume 3: Resedaceae to Cyrillaceae

Flora / FaunaIdentification Key

Series: The European Garden Flora Volume: 3

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

620 pages, 53 b/w line drawings

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Aug 2011 | Edition: 2 | #186837 | ISBN-13: 9780521761550
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About this book

Volume 3 contains accounts of 47 families, including those formerly included in the Leguminosae (Mimosaceae, Caesalpiniaceae, Fabaceae) as well as the large and important Rosaceae. Also included are those families formerly covered by the name Saxifragaceae (Saxifragaceae in the strict sense, Penthoraceae, Grossulariaceae, Parnassiaceae, Hydrangeaceae and Escalloniaceae).

From the reviews of previous volumes:

"There is a wealth of information here, both scientific and practical. The authors have achieved what might have seemed impossible; they have taken a step towards the relief of the botanist's frustration in the garden and at the same time they have provided the horticulturalist with a concise compendium of modern botanical knowledge."
- Nature

"One of the most important horticultural publishing ventures of the century. The work aims to describe not only all the woody and herbaceous plants known to grow in gardens throughout the continent but also those we grow in greenhouses. The eventual total will be more than 25,000. While the illustrations are of line drawings, which usually tell you much more than photographs, throughout there are keys by which, when the six volumes are complete, you will be able to identify almost any garden plant you are ever likely to encounter."
- The Daily Telegraph

"It contains a wealth of taxonomic and practical information. Gardeners will find in it the science they need and botanists may learn how to garden. Both will be able to identify plants. Libraries and all those who need to find quick botanical and horticultural answers will treasure it as a rich source of information."
- Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club


List of maps and figures
List of contributors to the 1st edition
Preface to the 2nd edition
Preface to the 1st edition
Key to families
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


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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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