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Eremophila and allied genera; a monograph of the plant family Myoporaceae.


Eremophila and allied genera; a monograph of the plant family Myoporaceae.

Chinnock, R.J.

Rosenberg Publishing


672 pages




Chinnock (State Herbarium of South Australia, Adelaide) has produced a magnum opus on the substantial family of this remarkable native flowering shrub of Australia. Based on decades of research in the field, the text contains a detailed discussion of the morphology, anatomy, trichomes, floral and fruit morphology, palynology, cytology, cytogeography, reproductive biology, phytochemistry, toxicity, and traditional and horticultural uses. The location and spread of the plants and their occurrences outside of Australia are discussed. Notable is the new classification of the family, with 95 new species, 46 new subspecies, and three new genera delimited. The volume is published slightly oversized (8.5x11.5") and is heavily illustrated with color plates and superb b&w drawings. Distributed in the US by ISBS.

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