Flora of Great Britain and Ireland: volume 1. Lycopodiaceae / Salicaceae


Flora of Great Britain and Ireland: volume 1. Lycopodiaceae / Salicaceae Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 848 ISBN: 9780521553353 Categories: ,

This definitive flora provides detailed accounts of the native species, naturalised species, frequent garden escapes and casuals found in the British Isles, including some newly described ones. Full keys and descriptions enable the user to name all plants occurring in the wild and some ornamental trees and shrubs. For the first time, accounts of all the large apomictic genera are included. Each species entry begins with the accepted Latin name, synonyms and English name. A detailed description follows, with the flowering period and chromosome number. Separate descriptions are provided for infraspecific taxa and many hybrids. The status, ecology and distribution (including worldwide distribution) of the taxa are also given. Black and white line drawings illustrate an extensive glossary and illuminate the diagnostic features in several genera. This final volume of five includes historical and taxonomic introductions to the whole project and covers the pteridophytes, gymnosperms and 44 families of angiosperms.

Table of Contents
Foreword |Preface and Acknowledgements |The Cambridge School of Plant Taxonomy |Introduction |Conspectus of families |1. Lycopodiaceae |2. Selaginellaceae |3. Isoetaceae |4. Equisetaceae |5. Ophioglossaceae |6. Osmundaceae |7. Adiantaceae |8. Pteridaceae |9. Marsileaceae |10. Hymenophyllaceae |11. Polypodiaceae |12. Cyatheaceae |13. Dicksoniaceae |14. Dennstaedtiaceae |15. Thelypteridaceae |16. Aspleniaceae |17. Woodsiaceae |18. Davalliaceae |19. Dryopteridaceae |20. Blechnaceae |21. Azollaceae |21A. Ginkgoaceae |22. Pinaceae |23. Taxodiaceae |24. Cupressaceae |25. Araucariaceae |26. Taxaceae |26A. Cephalotaxaceae |27. Magnoliaceae |28. Lauraceae |28A. Saururaceae |29. Aristolochiaceae |30. Nymphaeaceae |30A. Cabombaceae |31. Ceratophyllaceae |32. Ranunculaceae |33. Berberidaceae |34. Papaveraceae |35. Fumariaceae |36. Platanaceae |37. Ulmaceae |38. Cannabaceae |39. Moraceae |40. Urticaceae |41. Juglandaceae |42. Myricaceae |43. Fagaceae |44. Betulaceae |45. Corylaceae |46. Phytolaccaceae |46A. Nyctaginaceae |47. Aizoaceae |48. Chenopodiaceae |49. Amaranthaceae |50. Portulacaceae |51. Basellaceae |52. Caryophyllaceae |53. Polygonaceae |54. Plumbaginaceae |55. Paeoniaceae |56. Elatinaceae 57. Hypericaceae 58. Tiliaceae |59. Malvaceae |60. Sarraceniaceae 61. Droseraceae |62. Cistaceae |63. Violaceae |64. Tamaricaceae |65. Frankeniaceae |66. Cucurbitaceae |67. Salicaceae |New taxa and combinations |Abbreviations |Glossary |Indexes.

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'It is clear that Sell and Murrell's Flora of Great Britain and Ireland is a masterpiece, nothing less than a life's work ... will stand for many decades ... should be in the library of every serious botanist, whether professional or amateur.' Filip Verloove, Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland News and Views (www.bsbipublicity.blogspot.com)

Author Biography

Peter Sell (1929-2013) joined the Herbarium in the University of Cambridge's Department of Plant Sciences in 1944, holding the post of Assistant Curator from 1972 until his retirement in 1997. From 1997 to 2013 his work there on this flora continued unabated, together with frequent visits to the University's Botanic Garden throughout the flowering and fruiting seasons. He was co-author of A Flora of Cambridgeshire (Cambridge, 1964) and A Flora of the Maltese Islands (1977), and was involved in the whole Flora Europaea project, also published in five volumes (Cambridge, 1964-80). Gina Murrell joined the Herbarium in the University of Cambridge's Department of Plant Sciences in 1966, where she held the post of Assistant Curator from 2002 until her retirement in 2011. She worked with Peter Sell over a period of 45 years, and together they collected a quarter of the British Herbarium's 200,000 specimens.