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Title:FLORA OF AUSTRALIA, Volume 1, Introduction
Price:AUD$30.00 (about USD$20.10)
Item ID:MA00-9781
Publisher:Australian Governent Publishing Service, Canberra, 1981
Binding:Hard Cover
Condition:Fine in Fine dust jacket
Australian Governent Publishing Service, 1981, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket, First

x, 200 pages, illustrated.The series Flora of Australia, planned to comprise approximately 50 volumes to be published over a 20-year period, is designed for use by persons with some botanical knowledge who require information on the names, characteristics, distribution and habitat of Australian plants.George Bentham's Flora Australiensis, the only previous Australia-wide Flora, was written in England and published between 1863 and 1878. It contained 8125 species. The new Flora, written by many botanists, will describe all the native and naturalised plants of Australia, currently estimated to be over 20 000 species. Co-ordinated and edited by the Bureau of Flora and Fauna. Department of Home Affairs and Environment, it will contain keys for identification, colour and black and white illustrations and distribution maps.This introductory volume contains chapters on the history and purpose of the Flora of Australia project, the origin and evolution of the Australian flora, and the systematic arrangement of plant families. It includes a key for the identification of families of flowering plants and a glossary of botanical terms.; 255 x 180mm
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