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Field Guide to the Wildflowers of the Western Mediterranean

Chris Thorogood

Field Guide to the Wildflowers of the Western Mediterranean

Chris Thorogood

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

630 pages | 1,400 color plates, 883 line drawings, 7 maps | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781842466162 Published August 2016 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
E-book $66.00 ISBN: 9781842466179 Published August 2016 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
The Western Mediterranean is home to more than 10,000 plant species, which makes it one of the most important regions in the world for biodiversity. This book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to Western Mediterranean wildflowers, covering southern Europe from the Portuguese Algarve to Italy, and Morocco to Tunisia in North Africa, along with all the islands in between. It features 2,500 plants, and its more than 800 line drawings and color photographs make it the ideal companion for field identification.
 
Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
                How to use this book
                                Keys
                                Plant descriptions
                                Illustrations and photographs
Wild Flower Classification and Identification
                How plants are classified in this book
                Taxonomy
                The species selected
                Identifying plants in the field
                Flower anatomy simplified
                How to identify plant families
Places to See Wild Flowers in the Western Mediterranean
                Iberian Peninsula
                                Portugal
                                                The Algarve
                                Spain
                                                Andalucía
                                                Doñana, Andalucía
                                                Sierra Nevada, Andalucía
                                                Tabernas, Andalucía
                                                Cap de Creus, Catalonia
                                                The Balearic Islands
                                                Mallorca, Balearic Islands
                                                Menorca, Balearic Islands
                                France
                                                The Luberon Massif
                                                The Massif des Maures
                                                The Corbières
                                                Corsica
                                Italy
                                                La Maremma
                                                Vesuvius
                                                Puglia
                                                Sicily
                                                Sardinia
                Northern Africa
                                Morocco
                                                Maâmora
                                                Al Hoceima National Park
                                                The Moroccan Wetlands
                                Algeria
                                                Gouraya National Park
                                                The Algerian Islands
                                Tunisia
                                                La Galite Archipelago
                                                Matmata Massif
                                                Oued Ziatine
                The Maltese Archipelago
Wild Flower Habitats
                Garrigue and maquis
                Agricultural land
                Coastal habitats
                Pine forests
                Oak forests
                Disturbed habitats
                Freshwater aquatic habitats
                Bare and arid habitats
Species Descriptions
                Gymnosperms
                Basal angiosperms
                Monocots
                Eudicots
Glossary
Index of English Names
Index of Scientific Names
 
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