Flora of Great Britain and Ireland Volume 5 Butomaceae Orchidaceae

Author: Peter Sell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107078644
Format: PDF, Docs
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Planned in five volumes, this new, critical Flora provides a definitive account of the native species, naturalised species, frequent garden escapes and casuals found in the British Isles. Full keys and descriptions should enable the user to name all plants occurring in the wild, plus some ornamental trees and shrubs. For the first time detailed accounts of all the large apomictic genera are given and many infraspecific variants included. Each species entry begins with the accepted latin name, synonyms and the common English name. A detailed description follows, with separate descriptions being given for infraspecific taxa. Information on status, ecology and distribution is also included. Clear black and white line drawings illustrate an extensive glossary and also illuminate the diagnostic features of a number of groups of plants.

Orchids of the British Isles

Author: Crinan Alexander
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Orchids of the British Isles, is the first comprehensive study of the wild orchids of Great Britain and Ireland for many years. Michael Foley's text gives full descriptions of every species, providing information on their original discovery, botanical history, habitats and biology. An additional 60 variants and hybrids are also discussed and illustrated, in a unique record of the variation and promiscuity of these fascinating plants. Sumptuous close-up photography by Sidney Clarke enables us to appreciate the wonder and beauty of the intricate flowers, revealing details invisible to the naked eye, while his magnificent plant portraits and habitat studies complete the picture of each species. For those wishing to emulate him Sid also reveals his secrets for success, in a chapter on plant photography. Preliminary chapters discuss the biology of orchids and their ecological requirements, setting the background for the detailed species accounts. The pressing issue of the conservation of British and Irish orchids receives full attention in a chapter by Ian Taylor of English Nature, while Barry Tattersall introduces techniques for encouraging them in gardens, now an important habitat.

Britain s Rare Flowers

Author: Peter Marren
Publisher: T & A.D Poyser
Format: PDF, ePub
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A study of rare plants and their world in Britain. The author describes their discovery and the places they are found as well as looking at species which have died out completely, others which became naturalized long ago, and the discovery of new native plants in recent years. Conservation projects past and present are examined, and comments made on whether or not they have been successful.

The European Garden Flora Flowering Plants

Author: James Cullen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521761646
Format: PDF
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The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental flowering plants. Designed to meet the highest scientific standards, the vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed gardener as well as to the professional botanist. This new edition has been thoroughly reorganised and revised, bringing it into line with modern taxonomic knowledge. Although European in name, the Flora covers plants cultivated in most areas of the United States and Canada as well as in non-tropical parts of Asia and Australasia. Volume 5 completes the series, and includes many important ornamental families, such as Labiatae, Solanaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Acanthaceae, Campanulaceae, and the largest family of Dicotyledons, the Compositae.