Lime-Trees and Basswoods. A Biological Monograph of the Genus Tilia

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Lime-Trees and Basswoods. A Biological Monograph of the Genus Tilia Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 405 Illustrations and other contents: 314 Line drawings, unspecified ISBN: 9780521840545 Category:

Lime trees (Tilia spp.) are widely distributed and locally important members of northern temperate broad-leaved forests. In marked contrast to the largely uniform morphology of the genus its taxonomic treatment has become increasingly confused and controversial, with over one hundred species and numerous subspecies described. Using extensive data from field studies of natural populations around the world, this book clarifies the situation, proposing a revised taxonomy of 23 species and 14 subspecies. Detailed descriptions are provided for all recognised taxa and are accompanied by illustrations. Data from herbaria and cultivated trees are used to extend the analyses where appropriate and type specimens are included to stabilise nomenclature. Lime tree ecology is also considered, with an exploration of experimental and analytical data on regeneration, growth and reproduction in relation to climate and soils. Additional material includes a glossary of botanical terms and appendices of herbarium codes and relevant physical concepts.

Weight1.5 kg
'This is an excellent book that will remain the benchmark on lime taxonomy and ecology for many decades to come. It is packed with ecological information, well-written and deserves a place in every library.' British Ecological Society

Author Biography

Donald Pigott is a past director of the Cambridge University Botanic Garden and former Professor of Biology and Head of Department at the University of Lancaster. He has spent over fifteen years extending his earlier studies of the genus Tilia to cover its full natural range from Japan and China, to Europe, eastern North America and Mexico.