Gray, Leon and V.H. Heywood et al.

Plants are fundamental to life on Earth, they provide the oxygen we breathe, our food and beverages, spices and herbs, fibres, medicines, fuels, dyes and building materials.  To enable botanists to identify plants they have been classified by physical features and now by their DNA.   This guide graphically illustrates over 100 of the most important plant families that shape our lives and environment, taken from the classic reference Flowering Plant Families of the World  by V. H. Heywood, R. K. Brummitt, A. Culham and O. Seberg.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2010.  288 pages, paperback, colour illustrations

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Weight 570 g