European Garden Flora: A Manual for the Identification of Plants Cultivated in Europe, Both Out-of-Doors and Under Glass

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Stuart Max Walters
Cambridge University Press, 1984 - Nature - 448 pages
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The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental plants. It is designed to meet the highest scientific standards but the vocabulary is kept as uncomplicated as possible so that it is fully accessible to the informed gardener and landscape architect as well as to the professional botanists. Although based upon Europe the series will be an extremely useful reference on plants in cultivation throughout the world. Families, genera and species are described, keys are provided and guidance is given on the cultivation of each genus. Volume I is the first in a series of six; it contains accounts of the ferns and their allies, the conifers and 16 families of monocotyledons, including the Liliaceae, Amaryllidaceae and Iridaceae, to which most of the popular bulbous garden plants belong.
 

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Contents

PTERIDOPHYTA
1
Diagram to illustrate the terminology used in the Ferns
2
PSILOPSIDA
3
Silhouettes of fern allies
4
SPHENOPSIDA
5
FILICOPSIDA
6
327 Silhouettes of fernfronds between 11 66
11
GYMNOSPERMAE
68
APONOGETONACEAE
116
POTAMOGETONACEAE
117
Hosta leafblades
135
Perianthsegments and nectaries of Calochortus
173
Perianthsegments and nectaries of Calochortus
175
Types of Lilium flowers
194
Flowers of Agapanthus
231
Shoots and flowers of Danae Ruse us and Semele
264

Gymnosperms
69
CYCADALES
70
ARAUCARIACEAE
72
CEPHALOTAXACEAE
73
PODOCARPACEAE
74
TAXODIACEAE
77
CUPRESSACEAE
79
Thuya cones
81
PINACEAE
87
TAXACEAE
105
GINKGOACEAE
106
GNETALES
107
ANGIOSPERMAE MONOCOTYLEDONS
108
ALISMATACEAE
111
BUTOMACEAE
113
HYDROCHARITACEAE
114
AGAVACEAE
271
Leaf characters in Agavaceae
272
HAEMODORACEAE
290
AMARYLLIDACEAE
291
Sections of flowers of various genera of Amaryllidaceae to show the coronas
292
TECOPHILAEACEAE
326
VELLOZIACEAE
328
DIOSCOREACEAE
329
PONTEDERIACEAE
331
IRIDACEAE
332
Inflorescences of Iridaceae
333
Flowers of Iris 335
354
Characters used in the identification of Crocus species
363
Glossary
393
Index
403
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