Author(s): WALTERS SM ET AL
The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental plants. It is designed to meet the highest scientific standards but the vocabulary is kept as uncomplicated as possible so that it is fully accessible to the informed gardener and landscape architect as well as to the professional botanists. Although based upon Europe the series will be an extremely useful reference on plants in cultivation throughout the world. Families, genera and species are described, keys are provided and guidance is given on the cultivation of each genus. Volume I is the first in a series of six; it contains accounts of the ferns and their allies, the conifers and 16 families of monocotyledons, including the Liliaceae, Amaryllidaceae and Iridaceae, to which most of the popular bulbous garden plants belong.
"...a useful and reliable tool for which serious gardeners have cause to be grateful." Horticulture
List of maps and figures; Organisations and advisers; Editors and contributors to Volume I; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Pteridophyta: 1. Psilopsida; 2. Lycopsida; 3. Sphenopsida; 4. Filicopsida; Part II. Gymnospermae: 1. Cycadales; 2. Araucariaceae; 3. Cephalotaxaceae; 4. Podocarpaceae; 5. Taxodiaceae; 6. Cupressaceae; 7. Pinaceae; 8. Taxaceae; 9. Ginkgoaceae; 10. Gnetales; Part III. Angiospermae - Monocotyledons: 1. Alismataceae; 2. Butomaceae; 3. Hydrocharitaceae; 4. Aponogetonaceae; 5. Potamogetonaceae; 6. Liliaceae; 7. Agavaceae; 8. Haemodoraceae; 9. Amaryllidaceae; 10. Tecophilaeaceae; 11. Hypoxidaceae; 12. Velloziaceae; 13. Taccaceae; 14. Dioscoreaceae; 15. Pontederiaceae; 16. Iridaceae; Glossary; Index.