Guide to Standard Floras of the World: An Annotated, Geographically Arranged Systematic Bibliography of the Principal Floras, Enumerations, Checklists and Chorological Atlases of Different Areas (2nd Edition)
David G. Frodin
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Publish Year note: First published 1984 Second edition 2001
This book provides a selective annotated bibliography of the principal floras and related works of inventory for vascular plants.
The second edition has been completely updated and expanded to take into account the substantial literature of the late twentieth century, and features a more fully developed review of the history of floristic documentation.
The works covered in this volume are principally specialist publications such as floras, checklists, distribution atlases, systematic iconographies and enumerations, or catalogues. In addition, some popularly oriented books are also included. The Guide is organized in ten geographical divisions, with these successively divided into regions and units, each of which is prefaced with a historical review of floristic studies.
The book also includes general chapters on botanical bibliography, the history of floras, general principles and current trends, plus an appendix on bibliographic searching, a lexicon of serial abbreviations, and author and geographical indexes.
Hieracium) of the semi- to non-forested arctalpine areas of the Ural, including the tundra (goltsy) which to the south becomes gradually discontinuous; details in brief of ecology and occurrence are given. The main list is preceded by a historical account, and pp. 221–223 (Russian edition) comprise a bibliography.56 066 Central Siberia (Arctic and arctalpine zones) See also 721 (both works); for Severnaja Zemlja, see also 056. – This area is here understood to comprise the Arctic zone of
possession, are steep and exposed to avalanches. Recent exploration has yielded, in addition to crustose lichens and algae, four moss species but no other cormophytes. The terrestrial vegetation is described in T. E et al., 1987. Botany of Bouvetøya, South Atlantic Ocean, II. The terrestrial vegetation of Bouvetøya. Polar Research, .., 5(2): 129–163.66 Marion (Prince Edward) Islands See also 080–90 (G and W; H, pp. 187–206; S, 1905, pp. 1–82 (with Kerguelen)). –
the end of the Gamopetalae). The work as originally conceived was to have had two volumes, each of some 1200 pages. Volume 1 was, in the words of Gray’s biographer Hunter Dupree, ‘to go over the old ground’, i.e., the contents of the original Flora of North America as far as completed by Gray with John Torrey, while vol. 2 was to deal with families not so covered. Only part of this plan was realized; when towards 1900 work lapsed, revision of the Leguminosae, though advertised for the third
have at least some figures; those billed as ‘illustrated floras’ attempt to depict every species covered. As already noted, technological changes from late in the nineteenth century made possible, at a lower unit cost, a greater dissemination of figures (although color reproduction in print remains more expensive).47 Illustrations are in fact often more effective than descriptions in conveying information about plants and their characters.48 For the humid tropics this is of particular import in
respect to nomenclature, the North American Flora and other works of the ‘school’ were not unnaturally important vehicles for propagating use of the so-called Rochester Code (also known as the ‘American Code’). Formulated in 1892, it was applied in Britton’s own works and those of many others but finally consolidated with the ‘International Rules’ in 1930, at a congress which also saw a serious consideration of plant population biology – with the noted California botanist H. M. Hall active in