Genera Palmarum: The Evolution and Classification of Palms John Dransfield

ISBN: 9781842461822

Published: February 15th 2014

Hardcover

732 pages


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Genera Palmarum: The Evolution and Classification of Palms  by  John Dransfield

Genera Palmarum: The Evolution and Classification of Palms by John Dransfield
February 15th 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 732 pages | ISBN: 9781842461822 | 5.52 Mb

Palms are iconic in our culture, representing everything from victory to vacation. And for nearly three decades, Genera Palmarum has been the stand-out reference for anyone interested in this economically and horticulturally important plant family. Now, this award-winning book has been completely updated and revised, bringing it in line with new research and newly discovered genera.In this new edition, genus treatments now include complete descriptions, nomenclature, and etymology, as well as discussions of diversity, distribution, phylogeny, morphology, uses and ecology.

All genera are fully illustrated with full-color photographs alongside analytic illustrations, distribution maps, and even electron micrographs of pollen. An updated introduction provides readers with essential background information via authoratative essays on the structure of palms, their chemistry, their history, and much more.Fully revised for a new generation of researchers and gardening enthusiasts, Genera Palmarum continues to be the gold-standard reference work on palms.



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