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Flora of North America north of Mexico; v.21: Magnoliophyta: Asteridae, part 8: Asteraceae, part 3.


Flora of North America north of Mexico; v.21: Magnoliophyta: Asteridae, part 8: Asteraceae, part 3.

Ed. by Flora of North America Editorial Committee.

Oxford U. Press


616 pages




Volumes 19-21 of this series (the three have been published simultaneously) are all devoted to the 14 tribes (2413 species within 418 genera) of Asteraceae occurring in the US and Canada. In the same format as the other volumes of this magisterial series, the information is based on first-hand knowledge of the plants, and also reflects scholarship gathered from a comprehensive selection of sources, critically incorporated. The entries, which were written by botanists in the US and Canada, include accepted names and synonyms, literature citations, identification keys, descriptions, chromosome numbers (when they've been published), summaries of habitats and geographic ranges, other biological and ecological information, economic use, and toxicity. Each of the genera has one or more representative species illustrated with a lone drawing, and entries include distribution maps for the native and established species. This volume contains the comprehensive bibliography for the three-volume set.

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