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Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The Wild Flora of Kew Gardens

A Cumulative Checklist from 1759

The Wild Flora of Kew Gardens details all plants that have ever been recorded growing in a wild state within Kew Gardens or its periphery, and all natives cultivated in formal beds or other plantings, since the first records of 1779.

Nearly 2,000 taxa are documented and illustrated, with citation of literature records and herbarium specimens and accompanying color photographs. The book notes the past and present distribution of wild species within the gardens, and demonstrates how the wild flora of the Kew estate has changed over its 250 years. A new addition to the United Kingdom’s growing list of regional floras, this book offers a comprehensive look at the plant life of Kew Gardens.

311 pages | 150 color plates, 3 maps | 6 x 9 | © 2009

Biological Sciences: Botany

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Table of Contents

Botanical Recording at Kew
The Changing Wild flora of Kew Gardens
Cultivation of the British flora at Kew
The Boundaries of Kew Gardens
Early Localities
Sources of Plant Records
The New Survey
Layout of the Catalogue

The Catalogue
   Flowering Plants

Appendix: Exchange Club Reports
Index to English Names
Index to Botanical Names

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