Flora of Australia Volume 2—Winteraceae to Platanaceae

Flora of Australia 2—Winteraceae to Platanaceae cover

Flora of Australia
Volume 2
Winteraceae to Platanaceae


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

Book series: Flora of Australia
Publishers: Australian Biological Resources Study/CSIRO Publishing
Year: 2007
Hardcover ISBN-13: 978 0 643 05967 2
Softcover ISBN-13: 978 0 643 05968 9
Size: 250 × 176 mm (B5)
Number of pages: xviii + 486 pages, index, glossary
Binding: Hardcover and Softcover, section stitched
Illustrations: 64 colour plates, 76 black and white plates, 456 maps

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Volume 2 Winteraceae to Platanaceae is available for download as a PDF file