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The Resource Flora of North America : north of Mexico, edited by Flora of North America Editorial Committee

Flora of North America : north of Mexico, edited by Flora of North America Editorial Committee

Label
Flora of North America : north of Mexico
Title
Flora of North America
Title remainder
north of Mexico
Statement of responsibility
edited by Flora of North America Editorial Committee
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • FNA presents for the first time, in one published reference source, information on the names, taxonomic relationships, continent-wide distributions, and morphological characteristics of all plants native and naturalized found in North America north of Mexico
  • To be published in 14 volumes over the next 12 years, this long-awaited synoptic compendium represents the first and only comprehensive taxonomic guide to the extraordinary diversity of plant life blanketing our continent north of Mexico--including Greenland and the St. Pierre and Miquelon islands. The collaborative effort of more than 30 major U.S. and Canadian botanical institutions, it revises and synthesizes literally thousands of floristic monographs and regional floras published over the last three centuries. But more than that, it distills the original herbarium, laboratory, and field work of hundreds of contributors--all of them leading botanists and taxonomic authorities who have joined forces to develop this century's premier tool for identifying, understanding, and conserving North America's priceless floristic heritage. Concise, easy to use, and beautifully bound and illustrated, Flora of North America is an indispensable working resource for botanists, conservationists, ecologists, agronomists, foresters, range and land managers, horticulturists,--anyone with a serious interest in the distribution, habitat, morphology, and survival of the wide-ranging plant life around us. Each of its taxonomic volumes brings together the full spectrum of critical botanical data, from basic descriptions to chromosome numbers. The entries also correct erroneous information, qualify misapplied variant names, and note known hybridizations. Findings derived from recent experimental work and from numerical taxonomy are incorporated, and to assure accuracy, these data have been extensively reviewed and tested by cooperating taxonomic specialists. Volume 1 consists of a series of introductory essays by nearly two dozen noted botanical authorities. Among the topics covered are the transformation of North American plant life since the end of the Mesozoic era some 70 million years ago; the influence of geographic, climatic, and soil factors; the impact of human cultivation; great naturalists and their contributions to botany and floristics since the age of Columbus; and approaches to plant classification, with particular attention to the evolutionarily unique pteridophytes and gymnosperms that are covered in Volume 2
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
581.97
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QK110
LC item number
.F55 1993
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QK110.F55
NAL item number
1993
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Flora of North America Editorial Committee
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  • Botany
  • Plants
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Botany
Label
Flora of North America : north of Mexico, edited by Flora of North America Editorial Committee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. Introduction -- v. 2. Pteridophytes and gymnosperms -- v. 3. Magnoliophyta: Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae -- v. 4. Magnoliophyta: Caryophyllidae, part 1 -- v. 5. Magnoliophyta: Caryophyllidae, part 2 -- v. 6. Magnoliophyta: Cucurbitaceae to Droseraceae -- v. 7. Magnoliphyta: Saliaceae to Brassicaceae -- v. 8. Magnoliophyta: Paeoniaceae to Ericaceae -- v. 9. Magnoliophyta: Picramniaceae to Rosaceae -- -- v. 12. Magnoliophyta: Vitaceae to Garryaceae -- -- v. 19. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae (in part): Asteraceae, part 1 -- v. 20. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae (in part): Asteraceae, part 2 -- v. 21. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae (in part): Asteraceae, part 3 -- v. 22. Magnoliophyta: Alismatidae, Arecidae, Commelinidae (in part), and Zingiberidae -- v. 23. Magnoliophyta: Commelinidae (in part): Cyperaceae -- v. 24. Magnoliophyta: Commelinidate (in part): Poaceae, part 1 -- v. 25. Magnoliophyta: Commelinidae (in part): Poaceae, part 2 -- v. 26. Magnoliophytra: Liliidae: Liliales and Orchidales -- v. 27. Bryophyta, part 1 -- v. 28. Bryophyta, part 2
Control code
26803793
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780195340273
Lccn
92030459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Flora of North America : north of Mexico, edited by Flora of North America Editorial Committee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. Introduction -- v. 2. Pteridophytes and gymnosperms -- v. 3. Magnoliophyta: Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae -- v. 4. Magnoliophyta: Caryophyllidae, part 1 -- v. 5. Magnoliophyta: Caryophyllidae, part 2 -- v. 6. Magnoliophyta: Cucurbitaceae to Droseraceae -- v. 7. Magnoliphyta: Saliaceae to Brassicaceae -- v. 8. Magnoliophyta: Paeoniaceae to Ericaceae -- v. 9. Magnoliophyta: Picramniaceae to Rosaceae -- -- v. 12. Magnoliophyta: Vitaceae to Garryaceae -- -- v. 19. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae (in part): Asteraceae, part 1 -- v. 20. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae (in part): Asteraceae, part 2 -- v. 21. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae (in part): Asteraceae, part 3 -- v. 22. Magnoliophyta: Alismatidae, Arecidae, Commelinidae (in part), and Zingiberidae -- v. 23. Magnoliophyta: Commelinidae (in part): Cyperaceae -- v. 24. Magnoliophyta: Commelinidate (in part): Poaceae, part 1 -- v. 25. Magnoliophyta: Commelinidae (in part): Poaceae, part 2 -- v. 26. Magnoliophytra: Liliidae: Liliales and Orchidales -- v. 27. Bryophyta, part 1 -- v. 28. Bryophyta, part 2
Control code
26803793
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780195340273
Lccn
92030459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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