Flora of Australia Volume 2—Winteraceae to Platanaceae
OUT OF PRINT
Volume 2 describes 24 families of plants, representing some of the most ancient flowering plants known. Most of them are largely tropical, with the exception of Ranunculaceae and the wholly introduced families Berberidaceae, Papaveraceae, Fumariaceae and Platanaceae.
In all the volume contains 24 families, 95 genera, and 456 taxa at species and infra-specific level.
The Lauraceae include many important timber trees in Queensland and New South Wales, as well as the invasive introduced tree species Cinnamomum camphora, the Camphor Laurel. Aristolochiaceae, Austrobaileyaceae and Piperaceae are often spectacular flowering vines in more northern areas, while in southern Australia Cassytha in the Lauraceae and Clematis in the Ranunculaceae are the most common climbing genera. Ranunculus is one of the larger genera described, with 51 species mostly in the south-east and Tasmania, and an important component of the alpine flora.
Fifty one authors, illustrators and photographers have contributed to this volume.
About this book
Flora of Australia
Australian Biological Resources Study/
ISBN-13: 978 0 643 05967 2
ISBN-13: 978 0 643 05968 9
250 × 176 mm (B5)
Number of pages
xviii + 486 pages
Hardcover and Softcover
64 colour plates
76 black and white plates