Major Flowering Trees of Tropical Gardens


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Major Flowering Trees of Tropical Gardens Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 416 Illustrations and other contents: Worked examples or Exercises ISBN: 9781108481953 Category:

This comprehensive text on flowering trees of tropical gardens discusses some new species of trees, including Adansonia digitata, Monodora myristica, Flacourtia montana, Balanites aegyptiaca, Bursera serrata, Commiphora wightii and Semecarpus anacardium. The text covers more than 200 of the most striking and widespread trees alongside closely related genera and species (both native and exotic) commonly encountered in the tropical climate. It includes more than 700 high resolution coloured photographs, depicting different facets including growth habit, morphological details of stem, leaves, flowers and fruits.

The different tree species are organized according to Bentham and Hooker’s system of classification of seed plants. The book discusses many aspects of trees including common and botanical names together with synonyms, taxonomic families, etymology (how trees have derived their names), phenology, their native place, geographical distribution, mythological notes, religious significance and economic importance. The text is useful for graduate students and academic researchers in the field of life sciences.

Weight2 kg

Author Biography

M. S. Swaminathan is the founder chairman of the M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. He studied at the Plant Breeding Institute, University of Cambridge. He has contributed significantly in the areas of agricultural science, food and nutrition and been described by the United Nations Environment Program as the 'Father of Economic Ecology'. He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1971, the Albert Einstein World Science Award in 1986, and the first World Food Prize in 1987. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, the US National Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Italian Academy of Sciences. He previous book is titled Combating Hunger and Achieving Food Security (Cambridge, 2016). S. L. Kochhar obtained his master's degree from Punjab University, Chandigarh, where he was awarded the prestigious Atomic Energy Commission Scholarship. He taught courses in economic botany and plant physiology at Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, University of Delhi, for more than four decades (1965-2009). His areas of interest include botany, plant science, tropical crops and plant physiology. He previous book is titled Economic Botany: A Comprehensive Study, (Cambridge, 5th Edition, 2016).