Common Families of Flowering Plants.

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Author / Creator:Hickey, Michael.
Imprint:Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Description:1 online resource (228 pages)
Subject:Angiosperms -- Classification.
Plants -- Classification.
NATURE -- Plants -- General.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Botany.
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Other authors / contributors:King, Clive.
Walters, S. M.
Notes:Print version record.
Summary:An introduction to the general characteristics of a selection of important plant families.
Other form:Print version: Hickey, Michael. Common Families of Flowering Plants. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©1997 9780521572811
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Introduction; Common families of flowering plants; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword and Acknowledgements; Preface; Systematic grouping of plants; Signs and abbreviations; Authorities; Floral formula; Summary of classification; General botany: THE PLANT KINGDOM; THE FLOWERING PLANTS; Classification and evolution; Structure of the whole plant; Structure of the flower and fruit; THE PERIANTH; THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS; 1. ANDROECIUM; 2. GYNOECIUM; FRUIT CLASSIFICATION; 1: RANUNCULACEAE Juss. Buttercup family: 58 genera and 1750 species; 1.1 Ranunculus repens L. Creeping Buttercup.
  • 1.2 Consolida ajacis (L.) Schur (Delphinium ajacis L.) Larkspur1.3 Helleborus foetidus L. Stinking Hellebore; 2: CARYOPHYLLACEAE Juss. Pink family: 89 genera and 2070 species; 2.1 Cerastium tomentosum L. Snow-in-summer; 2.2 Silene dioica (L.) Clairv. Red Campion; 3: MAL V ACEAE Juss. Mallow family: 121 genera 1550 species; 3.1 Malva sylvestris L. Common Mallow; 4: SALICACEAE Mirbel: Willow family: 2 genera and 335 species; 4.1 Salix caprea L. Goat Willow; 5: CRUCIFERAE Juss. (Brassicaceae Burnett): 390 genera and 3000 species: Mustard family; 5.1 Arabis caucasica Schlecht. Gerden Arabis.
  • 6: ERICACEAE Juss. Heath family: 103 genera and 3350 species6.1 Erica herbacea L. (E. carnea L.) Winter Heath; 6.2 Rhododendron ponticum L.; 7: PRIMULACEAE Vent. Primrose family: 22 genera and 800 species; 7.1 Primula vulgaris Huds. Primrose; 7.2 Cyclamen persicum Mill. Cyclamen; 8: ROSACEAE Juss. Rose family: 107 genera and 3100 species; 8.1 Spiraea x arguta Zab.; 8.2 Rosa canina L. Dog Rose; 8.3 Prunus spinosa L. Blackthorn, Sloe; 8.4 Malus x domestica Borkh. Cultivated Apple; 9: LEGUMINOSAE Juss. (Fabaceae Lindl.): 657 genera and 16400 species: Pea family.
  • 9.1 Acacia paradoxa DC. (A. armata R. Br.) Kangaroo Thorn9.2 Cercis siliquastrum L. Judas-tree; 9.3 Vicia faba L. Broad Bean; 10: EUPHORBIACEAE Juss. Spurge family: 326 genera and 7750 species; 10.1 Ricinus communis L. Castor-oil Plant; 10.2 Euphorbia helioscopia L. Sun Spurge; 11: GERANIACEAE Juss. Geranium family: 5 genera and 679 species; 11.1 Geranium pratense L. Meadow Crane's-bill; 12: UMBELLIFERAE Juss. (Apiaceae Lindl.): 420 genera and 3100 species: Carrot family; 12.1 Heracleum sphondylium L. Hogweed, Cow Parsnip; 13: SOLANACEAE Juss. Nightshade family: 90 genera and 2600 species.
  • 13.1 Solanum dulcamara L. Bitter Sweet, Woody Nightshade14: BORAGINACEAE Juss. Borage family: 156 genera and 2500 species; 14.1 Symphytum officinale L. Common Comfrey; 15: LABIA T AE Juss. (Lamiaceae Lindl.): 224 genera and 5600 species: Mint family; 15.1 Lamium album L. White Dead-nettle; 15.2 Ajuga reptans L. Bugle; 16: SCROPHULARIACEAE JUSS. Foxglove family: 222 genera and 4500 species; 16.1 Verbascum thapsus L. Aaron's Rod, Great Mullein; 16.2 Antirrhinum majus L. Snapdragon; 16.3 Veronica persica Poir. Common Field Speedwell.