Author(s): Michael Hickey
An introduction to the general characteristics of a selection of important plant families.
'This excellent book is highly recommended for any serious students of botany, horticulture or related disciplines ... superb, concise text and bold, accurate illustrations.' M. A. Ward, Field Studies '... an excellent practical textbook ... invaluable for the army of young field botanists and gardeners trying to identify plants ... beautifully illustrated ... with diagrams always facing the text ... I believe this book will prove to be another 'success'.' Stephen L. Jury, The Horticulturalist '... an excellent introductory section to the basics of botany.' David Tomlinson, New Scientist 'Most schools and colleges would value this book for reference as it contains much information not readily available elsewhere. Anyone interested in plants, even the enthusiastic amateur, would also find it helpful.' Jenny Avery, Journal of Biological Education '... strongly recommended.' James H. Dickson, Common Families of Flowering Plants 'I am sure it will find its way onto the bookshelves of many botany students in the years to come.' M. Watson, Edinburgh Journal of Botany
Foreword by S. M. Walters; Systematic grouping of plants; Authorities; Signs and abbreviations; Floral formula; General botany; Part I. Plant Families: 1. Ranunculaceae; 2. Caryophyllaceae; 3. Malvaceae; 4. Salicaceae; 5. Cruciferae; 6. Ericaceae; 7. Primulaceae; 8. Rosaceae; 9. Leguminaceae; 10. Euphorbiaceae; 11. Geraniaceae; 12. Umbelliferae; 13. Solanaceae; 14. Boraginaceae; 15. Labiatae; 16. Scrophulariaceae; 17. Campanulaceae; 18. Caprifoliaceae; 19. Compositae; 20. Gramineae; 21. Araceae; 22. Liliaceae; 23. Amaryllidaceae; 24. Iridaceae; 25. Orchidaceae; Comparative tables; References; Glossary; Index to families and genera.