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Title:
Illustrated companion to Gleason and Cronquist's manual : illustrations of the vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada
Author:
Holmgren, Noel H.
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Publication Information:
Bronx, N.Y. : New York Botanical Garden, 1998.
Physical Description:
xvi, 937 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780893273996
Format :
Book

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Central Library QK117 .H65 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference
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This book consists of 827 plates containing meticulously rendered black-&-white botanical illustrations specially arranged & labeled to cross-reference with Gleason & Cronquist's Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States & Adjacent Canada, Second Edition. Four years in the making, the Illustrated Companion is based on the original artwork of the New Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora of the Northeastern United States & Adjacent Canada, published in 1952. The new volume includes illustrations of several species not treated in the earlier work as well as many useful diagnostic details previously omitted from the old illustrations. ###0-89327-365-1


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Holmgren's volume compiles pictures to illustrate the Gleason and Cronquist Manual of Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada (CH, Apr'92). Though designed as a companion for the 1991 edition, it is usable with any edition if allowances are made for additions, deletions, and name changes. All but seven species described in the Manual are illustrated. Although some new illustrations were needed to accommodate new discoveries and interpretations, the illustrations are basically those used in Gleason's New Britton and Brown Illustrated Flora (1952). Each illustration includes what is needed to identify the plant, usually a flowering stem, individual flowers, or flower parts, and possibly a single leaf. At the head of each page is a list of included genera subtended by the page numbers where those genera can be located in the Manual. An index to common names includes the common names presented in the Manual, and an appendix gives a comparison of the scientific names utilized in the Manual with those found in volumes 2 and 3 of Flora of North America North of Mexico (v. 1-2, CH, Mar'94; v. 3, CH, Feb'98). This companion volume is valuable for anyone identifying the plants of the northeastern US and adjacent Canada. All levels. C. T. Mason Jr.; emeritus, University of Arizona


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