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Practical Plant Identification Including a Key to Native and Cultivated Flowering Plants in North Temperate Regions

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ISBN-10: 0521678773

ISBN-13: 9780521678773

Edition: 2006

Authors: James Cullen

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Practical Plant Identification is an essential guide to identifying flowering plant families (wild or cultivated) in the northern hemisphere. Details of plant structure and terminology accompany practical keys to identify 318 families into which flowering plants are currently divided. Specifically designed for practical use, the keys can easily be worked backwards for checking identifications. Containing descriptions of families and listings of the genera within, it also includes a section on further identification to generic and specific levels. A successor to the author's bestselling The Identification of Flowering Plant Families, this new guide is fully revised and updated, and retains…    
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List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 4.72" wide x 7.28" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

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 (1992) and Manual of North European Garden Plants (2001).

List of illustrations
Examining the plant: a brief survey of plant structure and its associated terminology
Duration and habit
Underground parts
Above-ground parts
Miscellaneous features
Using the keys
'Spot' characters
Arrangement and description of families
Family descriptions
Subclass Dicotyledones
Subclass Monocotyledones
Further identification and annotated bibliography