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DNA and Tissue Banking for Biodiversity and Conservation: Theory, Practice and Uses. Vincent Savolaninen, Martyn P. Powell, Kate Davis, Gail Reeves and Angélique Corthals (eds). 2006. Arising from a collaborative project on DNA banking, phylogeny and conservation of the South African flora, DNA and Tissue Banking for Biodiversity and Conservation provides the practical and legislative framework necessary to establish more DNA banks and is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the application of genetic technologies to conservation. 168pp. 190 x 246 mm. c. 10 colour photos, plus b/w graphs, tables and maps. Paperback. ISBN 1 84246 119 2. $50.00

The Flowering Amazon: Margaret Mee Paintings. Ruth L.A. Stiff et al. 2004. Introductory biographical and critical notes by Dr Simon Mayo of Kew, Dr Burbridge of the St. Croix Botanical Garden, and Dr Shirley Sherwood, renowned for the fine collection of modern botanical art, are accompanied by 26 exquisite full-page reproductions of Mee's paintings. 78pp. 290x225mm. Paperback. ISBN 1 84246 077 3. $28.00

Margaret Mee - Marianne North: Exploratrices Intrepides. Ruth L.A. Stiff and Laura Ponsonby. 2007. A richly illustrated catalogue, produced to accompany an exhibition of works by the two talented botanical artists and travellers on display at the Mona Bismarck Foundation in Paris from May-July 2007. Many of the paintings were previously unpublished in book form, making this an essential addition to the libraries of all interested in the work of Marianne North and Margaret Mee. The text is bilingual French/English. 184pp. Color illustrations throughout. Paperback. ISBN 9781842462119. $40.00

Marianne North at Kew Gardens. Laura Ponsonby. 2002. Published to coincide with the centenary of her death, this book is a tribute to a remarkable Victorian painter and traveller. 130 of Marianne's paintings were selected for this book, depicting the elegant beauty of the natural world that Marianne endeavoured to discover and share with others. 128pp. 226 x 260mm. Hard cover - with dust jacket. ISBN 1 84246 050 1. $46.00

Vision of Eden. Life and Work of Marianne North. $50.00

Treasures of Botanical Art. $$50.00

Checklist of the British & Irish Basidiomycota. N.W. Legon. 2005. The first comprehensive checklist of the fungi of Great Britain and Ireland, providing publication references and brief habitat, frequency and distribution details for all 3,760 species of mushroom, toadstool, bracket fungus, puffball, earthstar, stinkhorn, club and coral, tooth and jelly, fungus as well as the rusts and smuts, recorded in the British Isles. References are also given for a further 12,500 synonyms and excluded taxa (many being old or doubtful names), with notes on the reasons for their exclusion from the current listing. ISBN: 1842461214. 534 pp. Paperback. $70.00

Cites and Succulents: A User's Guide. H Noel McGough et al. 2004. A detailed examination of the succulent plant species covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, with a full bibliography and sections on identification, impelementation and enforcement. The core of the manual is a CD-ROM based Powerpoint presentation, with full speaker's notes. Trilingual English-French-Spanish, with 62 pages per language section. 200pp. 155 x 245mm. Paperback, with CD-ROM in pocket on rear inside cover. ISBN 1 84246 095 1. $30.00

Cites and Plants: A User's Guide. H Noel McGough et al. 2004. This training manual provides a comprehensive guide to the application of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to the major plant groups. It includes a full bibliography, sections on identification, implementation and enforcement. The core of the manual is a CD-ROM based Powerpoint presentation with full speaker's notes. The text is trilingual, English-French-Spanish. A vital reference for anyone working in CITES on CITES plants, or trading and growing them. 265pp. 155 x 245mm. CD-ROM in pocket of rear inside cover. Paperback. ISBN 1 84246 094 3. $30.00

Plant Conservation in the Tropics: Perspectives & Practice. M. Maunder. 2002. ISBN: 1842460145, 5 appendices, 628 pp, Paperback. $70.00
Presents a series of case studies designed to give plant conservation in the tropics:
* Familiarity with implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in line with current practice
* Best practice from material developed by The World Conservation Union Species Survival Commission (IUCN/SSC) including application of the IUCN Red List Categories of Threat.
Provides Tools for:
* National biodiversity action planning
* Habitat assessment, restoration & management techniques
* Assessment of species threat & species recovery planning
* Community participation & assessment of sustainable use
* The role of horticulture in species recovery & sustainable management
* Capacity building including networking & the design of training courses

The Wood Book. Romeyn Beck Hough. 2002. Description A superbly produced new work based on the 15-volume set originally published by R B Hough between 1888 and 1928, and which then displayed real wood samples. The original set is of great rarity, and the Royal Botanic Gardens have made available their copy to enable this fine single volume reprint to be published. In all, 350 timbers are described (the descriptions trilingual - English/ German/ French); and each description is accompanied by an excellent colour plate featuring transverse, radial and tangential sections. Accounts are printed black on gold, or gold on black. The book is hard-bound. Pp.864. Col. plates. Hardback, with decorated cover. ISBN 3 8228 1742 2. $60.00

Authors of Scientific Names in Pteridophyta. Prof. Rodolfo E.G. Pichi Sermolli . 1996. This publication adds numerous names to the list published in 1992. A major contribution is the listing of the authors of novitates published in Chinese periodicals. Pichi Sermolli includes a detailed discussion of the Chinese names (XIV-XVII) which does much to clarify the difficulties encountered by pteridologists when working on the extensive Chinese literature. He also includes a Selected Bibliography of books and papers which proved particularly helpful in tracing the ferns and fern allies authors' names. Professor Rodolfo E.G. Pichi Sermolli has devoted much of his long and distinguished career to the study of ferns and fern allies and has been chairman of the Nomenclatural Committee for Pteridophyta for many years. This list of Authors of Scientific Names in Pteridophyta, which he dedicates 'to all botanists who have contributed to the advancement of our knowledge of ferns and fern allies' is another major contribution from Professor Pichi Sermolli. It will prove most useful for all students of the pteridophytes in providing accepted author abbreviations and will become the standard reference in the field. xxx + 78 pp. Soft Cover ISBN 0 947643 90 7. $30.00

Authors of Plant Names. Eds. R.K. Brummitt & C.E. Powell. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1992. An index of authors of plant scientific names. 'Plants' includes flowering plants, gymnosperms, pteridophytes, bryophytes, algae, fungi and fossil plants. Full names, dates of birth and death when known, recommended abbreviations and groups in which names have been published, are given for each author. iv + 732 pp. Hard cover & dust wrapper. ISBN 0 947643 44 3 $80.00

Biological monograph. The importance of field studies and functional syndromes for taxonomy and evolution of tropical plants. Hopkins, HCF, CR Huxley, CM Pannel, GT Prance, & F. White. 1998.contents: Case studies of functional syndromes; pollination & dispersal of the neotropical Lecythidaceae; Bat-pollination anf taxonomy in Parkia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae); Taxonomy, ecology and reproductive biology of Aglaia (Meliaceae); Tuberous epiphytic Rubiaceae- the Hydnophytinae; The vegetative structure of African Ebenaceae and the evooution of rheophytes and ring species; Species delimitation in plants; Faunal boundaries; Coevolution; Species richness and the co-occurrence of closely related species; Complementarity of taxonomic methods; Resolution of complex taxonomic problems: a multidisciplinary approach; Collecting specimens for the biological monograph; Conservation of biodiversity; Conclusions. 236 pp., 10 color plates, many line figures. paperback.  ISBN 1-900347-52-0. $60.00

Britain's Wild Harvest. Hew Prendergast and Helen Sanderson. 2004. At the start of the 21st century Britain's wild plants and fungi still play a vital role in our rural economy. Beautifully illustrated, this book explorers the size and sustainability of this business, and introduces the conservation issues it raises. Above all, it provides a refreshing insight the people - from woodlanders and charcoal burners to seaweed harvesters and brewers - who make their living from our native produce. 88pp. Soft cover with flaps. ISBN 1-84246-072-2. $20.00

CITES Aloe and Pachypodium Checklist. U. Eggli, L.E. Newton and G.D. Rowley. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 2002. Following the format of previous checklists, there is an alphabetical listing of all names in current usage, an alphabetical listing by accepted name and an alphabetical listing by country of distribution. v + 160pp. Soft cover. ISBN 1 84246 034 X. $30.00

CITES Orchid Checklist for the genera Cattleya, Cypripedium, Laelia, Paphiopedilum, Phalaenopsis, Phragmipedium, Pleione and Sophronitis, and including accounts of Constantia, Paraphalaenopsis and Sophronitella. Volume 1. by Jacqueline A. Roberts, Clive R. Beale, Johanna C. Benseler, H. Noel McGough & Daniela C. Zappi. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1995 (June). This work consists of three lists: all names, cross-referenced to accepted names; accepted names with synonyms; checklists of taxa by country. There is also a summary of the most recent IUCN Red List Categories. viii + 136 pp. Soft Cover. ISBN 0 947643 87 7. $30.00

CITES Orchid Checklist for the genera Cymbidium, Dendrobium (selected sections only), Disa, Dracula and Encyclia.. Roberts, J. et al. 1997. Volume 2. species names, authors, distribution, synonymy. 300 pp. paperback. ISBN 1-900347-34-2. $30.00

CITES Orchid Checklist Volume 3. J.A. Roberts, S. Anuku, J. Burdon, P. Mathew, H.N. McGough and A. Newman. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 2002. Following the format of Volume 1, Volume 3 includes Aerangis, Angraecum, Ascocentrum, Bletilla, Brassavola, Calanthe, Miltonia, Miltonioides, Miltoniopsis, Renanthera, Renantherella, Rhynchostyllis, Rossioglossum, Vanda and Vandopsis. vii + 233pp.  Soft cover. ISBN 1 84246 033 1. $30.00

CITES Orchid Checklist: Volume 4.  M.J. Smith et al. 2006. This is the fourth in the CITES orchid checklist series, and covers the genera Aerides, Coelogyne, Comparettia and Masdevallia. It contains a full list of accepted names, synonyms and distribution of all species concerned. For the first time the Checklist is included on CD-ROM, (integral with the book), which also includes Checklists 1-3. Covering a total of some 35 genera it is thus an invaluable tool for anyone working in CITES or more specifically on orchids. 184pp. 150 x 250mm. CD-ROM in rear pocket. ISBN 1 84246 122 2. $30.00

CITES and Slipper Orchids. H.N. McGough et al. 2006. The third in the series of CITES User's Guides covers the genera Cypripedium, Paphiopedilum and Phragmipedium. Highly sought-after in trade, these orchids are strictly regulated by CITES. This is the first book that outlines in a user-friendly fashion how the CITES controls apply to slipper orchids. It includes a fully illustrated PowerPoint training presentation, with speaker notes, on CD-ROM. The text is in English, French and Spanish. 90pp. Text illus. Paperback, with CD-ROM in rear pocket. ISBN 1 84246 128 1. $30.00

CITES Bulb Checklist. A.P. Davis. 1999. Produced as a tool for the day-to-day implementation of CITES this book will be of equal value to botanists, horticulturists, growers, collectors and gardeners. It is a quick and easy reference to the accepted names of Cyclamen, Galanthus and Sternbergia, with identification keys, synonyms and information on distribution – a standard reference. 131pp. 245 x 155mm. soft cover. ISBN 1 900347 39 3. $30.00

CITES carnivorous plants. $30.00

Compendium of information on seed storage behaviour. 2 volumes. Hong, TD, S. Linington & RH Ellis. 1998. A-Z treatment of families. Introduction, classification of seed storage behavior, characteristics of orthodox seeds, characteristics of recalcitrant seeds, factors leading to the misinterpretation of seed storage behavior, approaches to predict seed storafe behavior. This handbook provides an introduciton to seed storage physiology for those responsible for plant genetic conservation and a selective summary of the literature on seed survival in storage for almost 7000 species from 251 families. 900 pp. paperback. ISBN 1-900347-49-0. $160.00

The Evolution of Plant Architecture. Eds. M.H. Kurmann and A.R. Hemsley. 1999. xv + 491pp. 245 x 155mm. soft cover. ISBN 1 900347 72 5. $120.00

Genera Plantarum. by G. Bentham & J.D. Hooker. Vol 3 Part I only. 1880. Nyctagineae-Cycadaceae. London: Reeve. $30.00

Herbarium Handbook . 3rd Edition (Revised). Bridson, D. & L. Forman. 1998. A new edition which takes into account many of the comments received on the first and 2nd edition. An essential reference work for herbarium managers and technicians and for all those who are involved with the making and maintenance of herbarium collections. xii +334 pp. Many figures and text illustrations. Soft Cover. ISBN 1-900347-43-1 $44.00

Russian Edition of the Herbarium Handbook. Edited by D.Geltman (St. Petersbourg) is now available. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1995. ISBN 0 947643 86 9 $44.00

Index Filicum . Supplementum Sextum. pro annis 1976 - 1990. Prepared by R.J. Johns. 1996. provides an index to the family, generic, infrageneric and specific names of ferns and fern allies published between 1976 and 1990. It is a continuation of Carl Christensen's Index Filicum (1906), the three supplements prepared by Christensen (1913, 1917 and 1934), the fourth by Pichi Sermolli (1965) and the fifth by Jarrett (1985). It presents the names as published, without taxonomic judgement, following the precedent set by Supplement V. Each name listed is accompanied by bibliographic details and basionym entries are included. Robert J. Johns was educated at Auckland University and upon graduation in 1967 went to work in Papua New Guinea. He spent over twenty years there and has published extensively on the botany and ecology of the island of New Guinea. In 1990 he was appointed as Curator of Ferns and Gymnosperms at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and is now working on African pteridophytes. vii + 414 pp. Soft Cover. ISBN 1 900347 11 3. $70.00

Index Filicum Supplementum septimum pro anis 1991-1995. Johns, R.J. 1997. 134 pp. ISBN 1 900347 26 1. Softback $42.00

Index Kewensis Supplement XXI. covers 1996-2001. Hardcover. 380pp ISBN 1 84246 041 2      $200.00

Index to European Taxonomic Literature for 1970. Comp. D.H. Kent & R.K. Brummitt. 1977. Kew: Bentham-Moxon Trust. 215pp. $30.00

A Lacquer Legacy at Kew. December 2001. Hew D V Prendergast. A Lacquer Legacy at Kew depicts, in full colour, the unique collection of raw materials, tools and the exquisite Japanese lacquer collection commissioned by Kew in 1881, accompanied by the original report.  With sections on the history, botany and chemistry of lacquers, this is a fascinating read and an essential reference for antique collectors, botanists, furniture restorers and makers and anyone with an interest in the Varnish Tree. 96pp. Softcover + jacket. $44.00

Monocotyledons: Systematics and Evolution. Eds. P.J. Rudall, P.J. Cribb, D.F. Cutler & C.J. Humphries. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1995. These two volumes, dedicated to the meory of Rolf Dahlgren (1932 - 1986), contain papers presented at an international symposium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in July 1993. They address various aspects of the systematics of the monocotyledons, mainly at the family level and above. The aim of the symposium was to encourage broad analyses of both taxa and characters, towards a new classification of the monocotyledons. Taxon-based papers are interspersed with ones on character analysis; cladistic methods of analysis and character evaluation are utilised. xxii + 750 pp. In two volumes in slip case. Vol. 1 - ISBN 0 947643 83 4. Vol. 2 - ISBN 0 947643 84 2. Set of two volumes ISBN 0 947643 85 0. Price for the two-volume set: $96.00

Nodulation in legumes. Janet Sprent. 06/2001. This discusses the genetic strucute of both legumes and rhizobia and how these interact to give a variety of forms of functional nodules. Also discusses the significance of nitrogen fixation in ecological terms and the way legumes are adapted to life in harsh environment. The aim of this book is to provide an up-to-date picture of the nodulation status of legumes, using largely the same taxonomic system as its companion volume “Legumes of the world”. 146pp. Illustrated with line figures. B&W and color photos. Paperback. ISBN 1 84246 013 7. $58.00

alliorum.jpg (7222 bytes)Nomenclator Alliorum. Mark Gregory et al. 1998. There is a considerable interest in investigating wild relatives of these plants for plant breeding and possible future genetic manipulation. Workers studying any of these subjects need to know if the name they are using is generally accepted one. These lists aim to fulfill this need and to serve as a working tool. They may also indicate to taxonomists where there are problems worthy of investigations and thus help to stimulate further research. The first list includes all except American species and the further research. The first list includes all except American species and the second list is of American species. About 1400 species names are included in the two lists, of which at least half are generally considered to by synonyms. There is only one species, Allium schoenoprasum, common to both geographical areas, and therefore the Floras used for the two lists are completely different. This made it sensible to compile separate lists. The arrangement of the two lists is also somewhat different because the American species of subgenus Amerallium have not been further subdivided, as McNeal explains in his introductory remarks. 83 pp. graphs, references. Paper, ISBN 1-900-347-64-4 $44.00

Passion for plants. The life and vision of Ghillean Prance. Clive Langmead. 06/2001. Covers the life of Prance from his exploration of the Brazilian rainforests to his appointment as the director of Kew Gardens. 219pp. Many Color and B&W photos. Paperback. ISBN 1 900347 76 8. $24.00

Plant diversity in Malesia. III. Proceedings of the third international Floras Malesiana symposium 1995. Dransfield, J. et al. 1997. contents (partial): biogeographic analysis of orchid distributions on Mt. Kinabalu; Botanical inventory of Mt. Kinabalu: a progress report; genus Selaginella in Malesia; preliminary investigation of leaf venation and cuticle features to characterise taxa within Cordyline; on the Cucurbitaceae of Malesia; distribution of epiphytic ferns in Sumatran rain forest; update on the flora of the Philippines project; A flora of Tamilnadu, South India; generic delimitation in Grammitidaceae; Flora Malesiana: a user's experience; Tree flora of Sabah and Sarawak project; floristics, cladistics and classification' fruits from the tropical rain forest in East Kalimantan and their market potential; phytogeography of Malesian Euphorbiaceae, etc. 449 pp. many figures. paperback. ISBN 1-900347-42-3. $74.00

Plants of Pehr Forsskal's Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica. by F.N. Hepper & I. Friis. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1994. Pehr Forsskal was a member of the Royal Danish Expedition to Egypt and the Yemen, 1761-1763. He died in the Yemen, but his plants and notes were brought back to Europe by Niebuhr, the sole survivor of the expedition. An extensive introduction describes the expedition, and also provides a biography of Forsskal and a gazetteer of his collecting localities. The main part of the work consists of a listing of all Forsskal's collections with their location, references to them, and present and former identifications. This is an essential reference work for anyone interested in these extremely important early collections from a region which is only now becoming more fully known. xii + 400 pp. Numerous line illustrations. Maps. Soft Cover. ISBN 0 947643 62 1 $60.00

Plant Collectors in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands. 1997. by Laurence Dorr. A biographical and bibliographical to individuals and groups who have collected herbarium material in algae, bryophytes, fungi, ferns and vascular plants in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands. information on more than 1000 individuals and groups. Many entries contain references to portraits and photos, itineraries, collecting companions, handwriting, location of materials. ISBN 1 900347 18 0. 524 pp. 200 portraits, 20 large images. hardcover. $120.00

Kew Chromosome Conference III. Ed. P.E. Brandham. London: HMSO, 1988. xx + 349 pp. Paperback. ISBN 0 112500 36 6 $60.00

Kew Chromosome Conference IV. Ed. P.E. Brandham & M.D. Bennett. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1995. The fourth Kew Chromosome Conference was held at Kew in 1994. All 36 speakers at the Conference contributed articles to the Proceedings; over two-thirds are devoted to studies of plant material. The volume is divided into seven sections, and is freely illustrated in monochrome and colour, the latter showing many examples of the significant recent advances made in the field of in situ DNA hybridisation. c.450 pp. Colour & half-tone illustrations. Soft Cover. ISBN 0 947643 95 8 $84.00

List of Names of Succulent Plants other than Cacti from Repertorium PlantarumSucculentarum 1950 - 1992. Eds. U. Eggli & N.P. Taylor. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1994. This work lists all names published at all ranks for plants normally regarded as 'succulent'. An introduction in five languages is followed by a full alphabetical listing by families with bibliographic details and an assessment of nomenclatural status. 176 pp. Soft Cover. ISBN 0 947643 63 X $30.00

Plants for Malaria, Plants for fever. Medicinal species in Latin America- a bibliographic study. Milliken, W. 1997. about 150 pp. no figures. ISBN 1 900 347 29 6. $50.00

Plants and People. $10.00

Pollen and Spores: Morphology and Biology. Edited by M.M. Harley, C.M. Morton and S. Blackmore. 2000. This book shows that palynology remains a vibrant and dynamic field of research with implications for many other fields including systematics, evolutionary biology, ecology, palaeontology, and plant reproduction. Over 30 papers, from internationally recognised palynologists comprise a volume which brings together topical research from a wide range of pollen-related disciplines including: Pollen development and ontogeny; Pollination and pollen stigma interactions; Pollen variability within species and populations; Pollen morphology and ultrastructure of gymnosperm pollen; Fossil pollen and Cretaceous phytogeoprovinces and more. 530pp. ISBN 1 900347 95 4. $84.00

Reproductive biology in systematics, conservation and economic botany. SJ Owens and PJ Rudall. 1999. contents: Experimental studies on the effects of floral design and display on plant mating, Evolution of angiosperm self-incompatibility mechanisms- data from Brassica oleracea, Unilateral incompatibility and the S (self-incompatibility)-locus, Tracing the role of the cytoskeleton during sperm cell transport and fertilisation in lily using high resolution SEM, Pollination and fertilisation in Gasteria verrucosa, Lethal linkage and its role in the evolution of plant breeding systems, Meristic changes in gynoecium morphology, exemplified by floral ontogeny and anatomy, Evidence of rodent pollination in subtropical South America, Morphology and evolution of wind pollination, Significance of wide crossing in systematics, Evolutionary relationships among sperm cells of land plants, Evolution of apertures in spores and pollen grains of embryophytes, Pollen dispersal units, gynoecium and pollination, Cell polarity, asymmetric division and cell fate determination in developing pollen, Intr-ovarian trichomes, mucilage secretion and hollow styles in monocots, Comparing phylogenetic signals from reproductive and vegetative organs, Evidence of pre-zygotic self-incompatibility in a conifer, Hydrodynamics of pollen capture in conifers, Pollination biology of cycads, Inflorescence odours and pollinators of Arum and Amorphophallus (Araceae), Self-sterility in Winteraceae, Floral morphology and evolution in Lythraceae sensu lato, Fruit and seed set in Strongylodon macrobotrys, Fertilisation and early embryo development in a tropical Acacia hybrid, Preferential outcrossing in Gomidesia, Reproductive biology, evolution and taxonomy of Vochysiaceae in central Brazil, Breeding systems in Ludwigia in SE Brazil, Reproductive biology of three Nothofagus species in the south of Chile, Development of an in situ conservation strategy for wild lima bean populations in the central valley of Costa Rica, Pollination of three Amazonian plant species of economic importance, Calliandra calothrysus: reproductive biology in relation to its role as an important multipurpose tree, Pollen allergens" molecular and immunological analyses and implications for systematics, Why is rapeseed pollen such a sticky subject? 491 pp., some figures. paperback. ISBN 1 900347 62 8. $110.00

Seed Conservation - Turning Science into Practice. Ed: Roger D Smith, John B Dickie, Simon H Linington, Hugh W Pritchard and Robin J Probert. 2004. Seed Conservation: Turning Science into Practice is a landmark review of our scientific knowledge of seed banking - a key technology in the conservation of domesticated and wild plant species. The 56 chapters divided into three sections - Planning and Collecting, Processing and Testing and Seed Storage and Utilisation, draw on the knowledge of over 100 experts from 2o1 countries. As such this book is a valuable mix of theory and practice that makes it an essential reference for researchers, plant breeders, commercial seed companies, policy makers, seed technicians, geneticists and students. xxiii + 1023pp. Soft cover. ISBN 1 84246 052 8. $130.00

Survival or Extinction. Eds. H. Synge & H. Townsend. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1979. Proceedings of a conference held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, entitled 'The practical role of botanic gardens in the conservation of rare and threatened plants'. ix +250 pp. Paperback. ISBN 0 950487 62 7. $30.00

Taxonomy of Cultivated Plants. Ed. by Susyn Andrews, Alan Leslie and Crinan Alexander. Royal Botanic Gardens. 1999. Taxonomy of Cultivated Plants is an indispensable reference for growers, breeders, scientists and everyone involved with the marketing and legislation of cultivated plants and the impact of copyright on the horticultural industry. 250 x 158mm. Hardcover. 500pp. hardcover. ISBN 1 900347 89 X. $74.00

Three-language list of botanical name components. A. Radcliffe-Smith. 1998. contents: Main list; Plant-name supplement; Numerical supplement. A compilation of Greek and Latin roots or elements used in botanical names and epithets. Greek roots appear alphabetically in the first column, 2nd column Latin equivalents, and 3rd column English equivalents; another list has English first followed by Latin and Greek. 143 pp., paperback. ISBN 1-900347-50-4. $28.00

Vascular Plant Families and Genera . Comp. R.K. Brummitt. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1992. reprint. This invaluable reference work consists of three parts: first an alphabetical list of generic names, with their status, authority, family, and accepted name if synonyms, second, a list of families with the names of genera accepted within each; and third, a summary, to family level, of eight systems of flowering plant classification. viii + 804 pp. paperback. ISBN 0 947643 43 5 $80.00  reprint

World Plant Conservation Bibliography. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens/World Conservation Monitoring Centre, 1990. 645 pp. Soft Cover. ISBN 0 947643 24 9. $50.00

The West African Herbaria of Isert and Thonning. by F.N. Hepper. 1976. Kew: Bentham-Moxon Trust. Includes index to I.D.C. microfiche. 227 pp. Hardback. ISBN 0 9504876 00 $30.00

Where Next? Reflections on the human future. Duncan Poore. 2000. There are more people than the soil and water of the earth can support in reasonable conditions, huge numbers live in desperate poverty and on the verge of starvation, and millions are refugees from war or environmental disaster. We no longer have the leeway to accommodate the changes of climate and our overwhelming dependence on oil makes us intensely vulnerable. Yet, phenomenal advances in technology are opening up undreamed of possibilities in life expectancy, material wealth and communications. So, where can we go from here? Duncan Poore has assembled a collection of essays by people with wide experience in philosophy, science, economics, ecology, sociology, law entrepreneurial skills and international relations. Each examines our present predicament from his or her point of view. The overwhelming impression that our present attitudes are institutions are ill adapted to the nature and scale of our problems. Yet, the future is in our hands; only we can put things right. xi+338pp. 235 x 155mm. Soft bound. ISBN 1 84246 000 5. $30.00


John Lightfoot: His Work and Travels. by Jean K. Bowden. Kew: Bentham-Moxon Trust and Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University, 1989. Biography of the Reverend John Lightfoot, clergy- man, botanist and traveller allowing the reader an insight into the life of a fellow scientist in the latter part of the eighteenth century. The work also includes a catalogue of the Lightfoot Herbarium at Kew. 255 pp. Hardback. ISBN 0 913196 51 7 $50.00

Richard Spruce (1817-1893). Botanist and explorer. Seaward, M. & S. FitzGerald. 1996. This book describes the life, work, and impact of Richard Spruce who explored the Amazon for 15 years from Para in Brazil to the Andes of Ecuador and Peru. He found thousands of plants new to science and gathered information on their uses and customs. His economic botany collection is located at Kew. 359 pages. Paperback.  ISBN 0-947643-94-X. $56.00

Sir Joseph Banks: A Global Perspective. Eds. R.E.R. Banks, B. Elliott, J.G. Hawkes, D. King-Hele & G.Ll. Lucas. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1994. This publication is the result of a conference held at the Royal Society to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820). 14 papers highlight the worldwide influence of Banks in the progress and development of science, technology, horticulture, agriculture and other fields. ii+235pp. 45 illustrations. Soft Cover. ISBN 0 947643 61 3 $36.00


Ultrastructure of Fossil Spores and Pollen. Eds. M.H. Kurmann & J.A. Doyle. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1994. This book is the proceedings of a symposium from the International Palynological Congress held at Aix-en-Provence in September 1992. Ultrastructural examination of fossil spores and pollen provides an important basis for recognising evolutionary and phylogenetic relationships within and between fossil and living groups of plants. This volume draws together this kind of research carried out on spores and pollen of various affinities throughout the fossil record. vi + 221 pp. Many line and halftone illustrations. Soft Cover. ISBN 0 947643 60 5. $64.00


World Checklist and Bibliography of Araliaceae. David G. Frodin and Rafaël Govaerts. 2004. World Checklist and Bibliography of Araliaceae fills a long-standing need for complete summaries, including Schefflera, Aralia, Dendropanax, Oreopanax, Polyscias and Hedera (the ivies) of all 1412 species that constitute this massive. Like the previous six other volumes in the series, it covers distribution, growth patterns, conservation status and includes a refined bibliography of the most relevant literature. 456pp. ISBN 1 84246 048 X. $124.00

Preliminary list of the Rubiaceae in Northeastern Brazil.  D Zappi and T S Nunes.  2002. The repatriation of data from the Kew Herbarium, as a first phase of the Flora da Bahia project, has made this checklist of the Rubiaceae of Northeastern Brazil available to the scientific community. It is the most complete list produced for Rubiaceae in this region, contributing both to the knowledge of the flora and the importance of the family Rubiaceae as a component of the flora. The text is in Portuguese and English. xxii plus 50, soft bound. ISBN 1 84246 044 7. $54.00

Preliminary List of the Cyperaceae in Northeastern Brazil. Ana Claudia Araujo, Edgley A. Cesar & David Simpson. 2007. Between 2002 and 2004, 1392 Cyperaceae specimens were examined and the information repatriated. This checklist records 191 species in 24 genera, with entries listed alphabetically and sorted by state, collector and number. 32pp. Paperback. ISBN 9781842462041  $50.00

Preliminary List of the Compositae in Northeastern Brazil. D.J. Nicholas Hind & Elaine B. Miranda. 2008. A checklist of 486 species, in 143 genera, with entries listed alphabetically and sorted by state, collector and number. The list brings together the results of an examination of some 4,200 Northeastern Brazilian Compositae specimens; and is the fourth title to be published in the current series. The introductory text is presented in both English and Portuguese languages. 104pp. 210 x 295 mm. Paperback. ISBN 978 1 84246 219 5. $56.00

Preliminary List of the Leguminosae in Northeastern Brazil. Edgley A. Cesar, Fabricio S. Juchum & Gwilym P. Lewis. 2006. Many legume specimens from Bahia are deposited at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, a large proportion having been added to the collections as a direct result of the long-standing collaboration between Brazil and Kew. For the purposes of this checklist, the second in the series, 9,066 specimens were examined and 869 species are recorded in 135 genera. 209pp. 210 x 295mm. Paperback.
ISBN 1 84246 142 7. $64.00  

World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae. Rafael Govaerts and David G Frodin. 2002. Covering 106 Genera and 2823 species, this is a very comprehensive review of the Araceae, providing a valuable reference for botanist, growers and collectors. Arranged alphabetically by genera, information is provided on growth, distribution, conservation status and habitat and the ornamental status of many plants. Extensively illustrated with line drawings. xi plus 560, soft bound. 1 84246 036 6. $104.00

World Checklist and Bibliography of Sapotaceae.  Due January 2002. R. Govaerts and D.G. Frodin. The volume presents the first full list (54 genera and 1175 species) of the family to appear since the mid-nineteenth century.  The Sapotaceae (the argan, chicle or gutta-percha family) are prominent in most of the wetter tropics and subtropics and are of considerable direct and indirect economic importance as sources of fine timber, fruit and vegetable oil as well as latex.   Many are also planted as amenity trees.   The circumscription of the genera follows that currently used at Kew, which is based on The Genera of the Sapotaceae (1991) by T.D. Pennington.  The 100 illustrations of representative species are mostly drawn from the Kew Illustration Collection. 361pp. Softcover. $118.00

World checklist and bibliography of conifers. Farjon, Aljos. 1998. contents: bibliography, checklist, names, distribution, habit, conservation, abbreviations, index to names of families and genera, incertae sedis, new combinations. 298 pp. 3 drawings. paperback. ISBN 1-900347-54-7. $78.00 

World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (with Pandaceae). R. Govaerts, D. G. Frodin and A. Radcliffe-Smith. 2000. (World Checklists and Bibliographies, 4.) 2 families (Euphorbiaceae, Pandaceae), 326 genera, and 8935 species with over 1700 references. 4 volumes. paperback. ISBN 1 900347 84 9. $320.00

World checklist and bibliography of Fagales (Betulaceae, Corylaceae, Fagaceae and Ticodendraceae). R. Govaerts & D. G. Frodin. 1998. same format as World Checklist of Magnoliales. 406 pp., 1 line figure plates. paperback. ISBN 1-900347-46-6. $64.00 

World Checklist and Bibliography of Magnoliaceae. by David Frodin & Rafael Govaerts. 1996. This checklist of Magnoliaceae, a small but important family, is the first of a series of similar publications on selected vascular families. Each will comprise an alphabetically arranged, synonymized list of genera, species and infraspecific taxa with details of distribution and life-form as well as standard references to revisions and other taxonomically related literature. The number of known species for a genus as well as a given family as a whole will be recorded. vii + 72 pp. softcover. $34.00

World Checklist of Campanulaceae. $180.00

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