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- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
The Cactaceae family, with about sixteen hundred species, is cultivated worldwide for fruits, forage, fodder, and even as a vegetable. Cacti are recognized for their attractive flowers, special stem shapes, and ability to tolerate drought. Because of their efficient use of water and other adaptations, biological and agronomic interest in cacti has... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2003; US$ 21.95
Acaulescent or short-stemmed biennial or perennial geophytes. Stem usually swollen to form a bulb or tuberous rhizome, rarely a corm, covered with the dry remains of sheathing leaf-bases. Leaves linear, filiform, lanceolate or rarely ovate, flat, terete or cylindrical and hollow, bases sheathing, veins parallel. Scape leafless, terete, flat or cylindrical... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2003; US$ 21.95
Prepared at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this series is designed to the highest academic standards and is a useful reference for anyone concerned with the identification and utilization of plants in eastern Africa. Each family is published as a separate part. more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2007; US$ 349.99
Offers treatments for 52 families containing 432 genera belonging to 13 eudicot orders. This book lays emphasis on the early-diverging eudicots and basal core eudicots, the phylogenetic relationships and diversification. It includes descriptions of families and genera, keys to the genera, and references to revisions. more...
- Taylor & Francis 2007; US$ 165.95
Presents the state of knowledge of Jerusalem Artichoke, a crop plant, which is of increasing interest for its production of inulin, a fructose polymer stored as a reserve carbohydrate that offers a range of potential uses. This text covers everything from the origin of Helianthus tuberosus L to the synthesis of secondary chemicals from inulin. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 25.00
The first and only fully illustrated field guide to the orchids of Minnesota, this volume is both a field guide and a flora of scholarly quality. Includes a section on the biology of orchids (anatomy, physiology, ecology, and geographical distribution), a key to the orchid genera and a description of each of the 43 orchid species native to Minnesota.... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 249.99
This comprehensive and interdisciplinary handbook provides a bird???s-eye view of two centuries of research on secondary metabolites of the two large Solanales families, Solanaceae and Convolvulaceae. Arranged according to their biosynthetic principles, the occurrence and chemical structures of almost all known individual secondary metabolites are... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 99.99
Containing about 15,000 entries, this dictionary provides explanations of the meaning and origins of generic and specific names of grasses, one of the largest and economically most important plant families. Of value to audience including ecologists, agronomists, anthropologists, it is also useful to people interested in the history of taxonomy. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 349.99
This volume contains a complete systematic treatment of the flowering plant order Asterales, comprising 12 families with ca. 1,720 genera and about 26,300 species. The order includes Compositae as the largest family of flowering plants. Based on traditional studies, several of the constituent families have long been recognized as being closely interrelated... more...