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The Flore du Gabon series provides access to the information on the great botanical wealth of this central African country, reputedly harbouring the richest lowland rain forest in Africa. With 12.5% of all plant species being endemic to the country and some 85% of its surface being covered with a highly diverse lowland rain forest, Gabon is a botanical paradise and hotspot. Over 10% of its surface is under protection, which renders this country a Mecca for conservationists, ecotourism and scientists. For an effective conservation management, but also to support a wise and sustainable use of this unique diversity, it is essential to be able to simply identify the plants that play such an important role, be it as food for gorillas, birds, etc., as medicine, nutrition or timber, or just as one of these essential elements of the ecological network. The Flore du Gabon provides this essential tool for reliable identification, its editorial team making sure the identification keys are simple and straightforward, descriptions having diagnostic features stand out in bold, and clarifying illustrations. As such, it hopes to assist researchers, foresters, conservationists, amateur botanists and policy makers alike and to contribute to the survival of Gabon’s unique biodiversity.

 

The Flore du Gabon series was started in 1961 by the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN) in Paris and until 2004 no less than 37 volumes were published dealing with about 80 families and over 2200 species. In 2006, the Wageningen branch of the National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN), now part of Naturalis Biodiversity Center, who had built up their knowledge on the Gabonese flora for over 35 years, continued its production. In 2014, the series was continued jointly by Meise Botanic Garden and Naturalis. End of 2018, almost 3300 species have been dealt with, while around 1250 await their treatment.

 

For this final challenge, additional funding was obtained from the Alberta Mennega Foundation. This should render it feasible to produce two or three volumes each year and finish the Flore du Gabon series by 2023.

74.90 EUR

Carex L. (Cyperaceae) in Europe vol 1;
Accepted names, hybrids, synonyms, distribution, chromosome numbers

About the book

On 21 December 2011 Carex Europaea, volume 1, was published. This book was sold out rather quickly, so in 2015 was decided to produce an updated e-book version. In the e-book some improvements were made on the text of the 2011 version. Besides, literature within the period 2011-2015 had been taken into account. And now, in 2021, a third, completely updated edition will be published. This book is a documentary book about the nomenclature and distribution of European taxa and hybrids within the genus Carex (Cyperaceae). Of all European taxa are given their accepted names and all known synonyms, both with full citation. Altogether there are more than 4500 names involved. Of all taxa is given their distribution within Europe per country, and worldwide is given their general distribution. Providing they are known the chromosome numbers (2n) are given for accepted taxa. All known European hybrids are mentioned, most of them provided with a name, the others with only their hybrid formula. Of all hybrids is given their European distribution as well, albeit probably incomplete. In the back of the book more than 140 pages present full colour photos of about 2/3 of all European species and some hybrids. The photos are meant «to give all the names a face». This book aims to be a reference work for everybody working in the field of Botany or Nature Management or interested in the genus Carex.


expected November 2021


139.10 EUR

Die neue, große und umfassende Flora der Kanarischen Inseln

Im vorliegenden Werk werden auf 1.300 Seiten über 2.000 Farn- und Blütenpflanzen der Kanarischen Inseln in Wort und Bild dargestellt. Fast alle der etwa 650 endemischen Sippen werden mit einem oder mehreren Fotos abgebildet. Hinzu kommen zahlreiche, meist mediterrane, eingebürgerte und invasive Arten.

Über 2.400 Farbfotos, darunter zahlreiche Detailaufnahmen, 

ermöglichen eine sichere Bestimmung der auf den Kanaren vorkommenden Arten. Im Text finden sich außerdem Angaben zu 200 weiteren Arten, wie man sie unterscheidet und auf welchen Inseln sie vorkommen.

Im einleitenden Teil werden die einzelnen Vegetationsstufen beschrieben, des Weiteren die Inseln und ihre Entstehung und die Entwicklung der Flora.

Dieses Buch ist eine unverzichtbare Ergänzung zu den bisher vorliegenden Bestimmungsbüchern. Unentbehrlich ist es für alle Pflanzenliebhaber der Kanaren: für Botaniker, Studenten, Lehrer als auch für Touristen.


Here you will find a free excerpt of the book!

99.00 EUR

Ornamental Plants of Malta is a result of one of his research projects dealing with the Flora of the Maltese Islands. In this book almost all the ornamental plants cultivated in public places in Malta (approximately 450 species), are included. Descriptions of the ornamental plants are complemented by about 600 full-colour photographs, with notes on the flowering time, place of origin and occurrence in Malta, and remarks (e.g. about cultivation details) are included to provide the reader with useful background about certain plants.
An invaluable aid for plant lovers, gardeners, students, and teachers, scientists and tourists, and all those interested in learning more about the variety of ornamental plants to be found in Malta and the Mediterranean region.

26.00 EUR

Recently Published

Botany

Flore d’Afrique centrale – Spermatophyta, nouvelle série.

NL: Dit deel behandelt de 2 geslachten en 13 soorten van de Gesneriaceae-familie. Van deze soorten met vaak opvallende bloemen, zijn 8 soorten in hun verspreiding beperkt tot Centraal Afrika. Naast duidelijke morfologische beschrijvingen en gebruiksvriendelijke sleutels, biedt dit boek een overvloed aan informatie over de verspreiding, ecologie, het gebruik en de bedreiging van alle soorten.

6 fotoplaten en 13 gedetailleerde tekeningen.

ENG: This volume treats the 2 genera and 13 species of the Gesneriaceae family. Eight of the species, which often have showy flowers, are endemic to the central African region. In addition to clear morphological descriptions and user-friendly keys, this volume provides abundant information on the distribution, ecology, use and threat of all species.

6 photo plates, 13 detailed drawings.

FR: Ce volume traite 2 genres et 13 espèces de la famille des Gesneriaceae. Pas moins que huit de ces espèces, qui souvent portent des fleurs attractives, ont une distribution limitée à l’Afrique centrale. En plus de descriptions morphologiques claires et de clés conviviales, ce volume fournit des informations abondantes sur la distribution, l'écologie, l'utilisation et la menace de toutes les espèces.

6 planches photo, 13 dessins détaillés.

10.00 EUR

Flore d’Afrique centrale – Spermatophyta, nouvelle série.

NL: Dit deel behandelt 1 geslacht en 19 soorten van de Dioscoreaceae-familie. Dioscorea is een economisch belangrijk geslacht, waarbij de knollen en/of bulbillen van verschillende soorten in het wild worden geoogst voor consumptie en waarvan sommige worden gekweekt. Naast duidelijke morfologische beschrijvingen en gebruiksvriendelijke sleutels, biedt dit boek een overvloed aan informatie over de verspreiding, ecologie, het gebruik en de bedreiging van alle soorten.

2 fotoplaten en 9 gedetailleerde tekeningen.

ENG: This volume treats 1 genus and 19 species of the Dioscoreaceae family. Dioscorea is an economically important genus, with the tubers and/or bulbils of several species harvested from the wild for consumption and some being cultivated. In addition to clear morphological descriptions and user-friendly keys, this volume provides abundant information on the distribution, ecology, use and threat of all species.

2 photo plates, 9 detailed drawings.

FR: Ce volume traite 1 genre et 19 espèces de la famille des Dioscoreaceae. Dioscorea est un genre économiquement important, avec les tubercules et/ou bulbilles de plusieurs espèces récoltés dans la nature pour la consommation et certains étant cultivés. En plus de descriptions morphologiques claires et de clés conviviales, ce volume fournit des informations abondantes sur la distribution, l'écologie, l'utilisation et la menace de toutes les espèces.

2 planches photo, 9 dessins détaillés

13.00 EUR

Flore d’Afrique centrale – Spermatophyta, nouvelle série.

NL: Dit deel behandelt 7 geslachten en 77 soorten uit de familie Phyllanthaceae, die voorheen werden ondergebracht bij de Euphorbiaceae. De resterende geslachten werden al eerder in deze Flora reeks gepubliceerd, maar een sleutel tot alle geslachten is hier opgenomen. Naast heldere morfologische beschrijvingen en gebruikersvriendelijke sleutels geeft dit deel veel informatie over verspreiding, ecologie, gebruik en bedreiging van alle soorten.

10 fotoplaten en 47 gedetailleerde tekeningen.

ENG: This volume covers 7 genera and 77 species of the Phyllanthaceae family, previously classified under the Euphorbiaceae. The remaining genera have been published earlier in this Flora series, but a key to all genera is included here. In addition to clear morphological descriptions and user-friendly keys, this volume provides abundant information on the distribution, ecology, use and threat of all species.

10 photo plates, 47 detailed drawings.

FR: Ce volume couvre 7 genres et 77 espèces de la famille des Phyllanthaceae, précédemment classées sous les Euphorbiacées. Les genres restants ont été publiés plus tôt dans cette série Flora, mais une clé de tous les genres est incluse ici. Outre des descriptions morphologiques claires et des clés conviviales, ce volume fournit des informations abondantes sur la distribution, l'écologie, l'utilisation et la menace de toutes les espèces.

10 planches photo, 47 dessins détaillés.

25.00 EUR

The Flore du Gabon series provides access to the information on the great botanical wealth of this central African country, reputedly harbouring the richest lowland rain forest in Africa. With 12.5% of all plant species being endemic to the country and some 85% of its surface being covered with a highly diverse lowland rain forest, Gabon is a botanical paradise and hotspot. Over 10% of its surface is under protection, which renders this country a Mecca for conservationists, ecotourism and scientists. For an effective conservation management, but also to support a wise and sustainable use of this unique diversity, it is essential to be able to simply identify the plants that play such an important role, be it as food for gorillas, birds, etc., as medicine, nutrition or timber, or just as one of these essential elements of the ecological network. The Flore du Gabon provides this essential tool for reliable identification, its editorial team making sure the identification keys are simple and straightforward, descriptions having diagnostic features stand out in bold, and clarifying illustrations. As such, it hopes to assist researchers, foresters, conservationists, amateur botanists and policy makers alike and to contribute to the survival of Gabon’s unique biodiversity.

 

The Flore du Gabon series was started in 1961 by the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN) in Paris and until 2004 no less than 37 volumes were published dealing with about 80 families and over 2200 species. In 2006, the Wageningen branch of the National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN), now part of Naturalis Biodiversity Center, who had built up their knowledge on the Gabonese flora for over 35 years, continued its production. In 2014, the series was continued jointly by Meise Botanic Garden and Naturalis. End of 2018, almost 3300 species have been dealt with, while around 1250 await their treatment.

 

For this final challenge, additional funding was obtained from the Alberta Mennega Foundation. This should render it feasible to produce two or three volumes each year and finish the Flore du Gabon series by 2023.

74.90 EUR