The Wild Flora of Kew Gardens

A Cumulative Checklist from 1759

Tom Cope

Tom Cope

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

311 pages | 150 color plates, 3 maps | 6 x 9 | © 2009
Paper $54.00 ISBN: 9781842464014 Published April 2010 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only

The Wild Flora of Kew Gardens details all plants that have ever been recorded growing in a wild state within Kew Gardens or its periphery, and all natives cultivated in formal beds or other plantings, since the first records of 1779.

 

Nearly 2,000 taxa are documented and illustrated, with citation of literature records and herbarium specimens and accompanying color photographs. The book notes the past and present distribution of wild species within the gardens, and demonstrates how the wild flora of the Kew estate has changed over its 250 years. A new addition to the United Kingdom’s growing list of regional floras, this book offers a comprehensive look at the plant life of Kew Gardens.

Contents
Foreword
Introduction
Botanical Recording at Kew
The Changing Wild flora of Kew Gardens
Cultivation of the British flora at Kew
The Boundaries of Kew Gardens
Early Localities
Sources of Plant Records
The New Survey
Layout of the Catalogue
Acknowledgements

The Catalogue
   Clubmosses
   Horsetails
   Ferns
   Conifers
   Flowering Plants
     Dicotyledons
     Monocotyledons

Appendix: Exchange Club Reports
Index to English Names
Index to Botanical Names
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
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