The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook

Edited by Timothy Utteridge and Gemma Bramley

Edited by Timothy Utteridge and Gemma Bramley

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

250 pages | 2,500 color plates, 100 maps | 6 x 9
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781842463819 Will Publish May 2014 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
Thanks to a centuries-long tradition of exploration and plant collecting, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has accumulated an unsurpassed knowledge of tropical plant species. The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook brings together decades of their research and identification expertise in a portable, easy-to-use resource perfect for tropical botanists as well as students and conservation professionals.

The first handbook to look at worldwide tropical species as a whole, it features a total of eighty-seven families. Each is described in detail and richly illustrated with photographs that show important identification characteristics. Line drawings, herbarium specimens, and distribution maps further add to the usefulness of this book. Each chapter is written by an expert on the featured species, ensuring that readers have thorough and accurate information.
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
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