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Spermatophyta. Phanerogams

  • Anadenantheraby Constantino M Torres; David B Repke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    A multidisciplinary study of pre-Columbian South America—centering on the psychoactive plant genus Anadenanthera As cultures formed and evolved in pre-Columbian South America, Anadenanthera became one of the most widely used shamanic inebriants. Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of Ancient South America is more than a comprehensive reference on shamanic... more...

  • Flora of tropical East Africa - Callitrichaceae (2003)by H.J. Beentje

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    Prepared at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in close collaboration with the East African Herbarium and in liaison with the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Nairobi and the Makerere University, this series is designed to the highest academic standards and is a useful reference for anyone concerned with the identification and utilization... more...

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa - Alliaceae (2003)by Sarah Smith; Jonathan Stansbie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Grassesby Stephen Harris

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 27.00

    Most people have memories of playing on well-manicured lawns or running across the flat green surface of a local park, but we often don?t think of grasses as something we consume. Indeed, grasses include four species?wheat, rice, maize, and sugar?that provide sixty percent of human calorie intake, and we become more and more dependent on these as... more...

  • The Crosby Arboretumby Robert F. Brzuszek; Neil G. Odenwald

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 23.95

    Since its genesis in 1980, Crosby Arboretum in southern Mississippi has attracted international recognition for its contributions to architecture, biology, and landscape design. Now owned and operated by Mississippi State University, Crosby is the first fully realized ecologically designed arboretum in the United States and the premier native plant... more...

  • Alles über psychoaktive Kakteenby Markus Berger

    Nachtschatten Verlag 2014; US$ 15.99

    Sie sind echte Speisen der Götter: die psychoaktiven Kakteen. Diese vielgestaltigen Pflanzen haben berauschende, psychedelische, aufmunternde und betäubende Eigenschaften. Sie sind Heilmittel und Entheogen zugleich. Und damit ein unentbehrlicher Teil indianischer Kultur und Tradition. Innerhalb der sogenannten Zivilisation ist von diesen bewusstseinsverändernden... more...

  • Genera Orchidacearum Volume 6by Alec M. Pridgeon; Phillip J. Cribb; Mark W. Chase

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 224.99

    For centuries orchids have been among the most popular of plant families, with thousands of species and hybrids cultivated worldwide for the diversity, beauty, and intricacy of their flowers.The Genera Orchidacearum series represents a robust and natural classification of the orchids, something that has eluded plant scientists and orchid enthusiasts... more...

  • Caperby Ephraim Philip Lansky; Helena Maaria Paavilainen; Shifra Lansky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 129.95

    Caper: The Genus Capparis presents a pharmacognostic and ethnopharmacological exploration of the genus Capparis , emphasizing its medicinal potential. There is a long history of safe usage of Capparis parts both in diet and as plant drugs throughout the world, and the details of this usage are summarized in 39 tables covering numerous Capparis... more...

  • Citrus bergamiaby Giovanni Dugo

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 139.95

    This book presents the most current research on all aspects of bergamot and its derivatives, including the history, botany, agro-culture, taxonomy, analytical chemistry, possible contamination, biological properties, and uses. The text provides a fundamental reference for all who are interested in one or more aspects relative to bergamot and its derivatives.... more...

  • Pineby Laura Mason

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00

    Since the pine tree is able to sprout after forest fires, on mountainsides, and in semi-desert climes, it is no surprise that the ever-resilient tree signifies longevity, wisdom, and immortality. From the pine cone staffs carried by the worshippers of Bacchus in the classical world to their role in the movement to establish national parks in nineteenth-century... more...