With c. 4460 taxa (species and subspecies) of vascular plants, Morocco is clearly the most species-rich country in North Africa. Illustrated Flora of Morocco opens the door to a more profound knowledge of its flora, not only for the specialist, but for anyone with an interest in nature and travelling. Contents of the book includes:
An introduction to the vegetation and flora of Morocco.
A complete inventory of all vascular plant species, autochthonous or naturalized. Where it might be of general interest, also subspecies have been included.
7150 illustrations, most of them colour photos of living plants, including many detail photos in the case of „difficult“ groups (e.g. “grasses” in a broader sense).
Photos of dried vouchers or line drawings in cases where colour photos were not available. Thus, only a marginal rest of very rare or hardly ever collected species has escaped illustration. But these rarities still are described in the text.
A small distribution map for each taxon, which also includes concise information regarding altitudinal distribution, flowering time, live cycle, occurrence in neighbouring countries etc.
Short mention of important diacritical characteristics in cases were determinations by photos might deliver ambiguous results.