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The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook

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.

250 pages | 2,500 color plates, 100 maps | 6 x 9 | © 2014

Biological Sciences: Botany


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Table of Contents

Introduction
 
How to use this book
 
Family accounts (listed by Order)
Hymenophyllales
Cyatheales
Polypodiales
Magnoliales
Laurales
Alismatales
Dioscoreales
Liliales
Asparagales
Arecales
Commelinales
Zingiberales
Poales
Vitales
Zygophyllales
Fabales
Rosales
Fagales
Cucurbitales
Oxalidales
Malpighiales
Myrtales
Sapindales
Malvales
Santalales
Caryophyllales
Ericales
Unplaced
Gentianales
Boraginales
Solanales
Lamiales
Asterales
Apiales

Acknowledgements
References
Index of plant names

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