Flora Capensis: Being a Systematic Description of the Plants of the Cape Colony, Caffraria and Port Natal, and Neighbouring Territories

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    This seminal publication began life as a collaborative effort between the Irish botanist William Henry Harvey 1811-66 and his German counterpart Otto Wilhelm Sonder 1812-81. Relying on many contributors of specimens and descriptions from colonial South Africa - and building on the foundations laid by Carl Peter Thunberg, whose Flora Capensis 1823 is also reissued in this series - they published the first three volumes between 1860 and 1865. These were reprinted unchanged in 1894, and from 1896 the project was supervised by William Thiselton-Dyer 1843-1928, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. A final supplement appeared in 1933. Reissued now in ten parts, this significant reference work catalogues more than 11,500 species of plant found in South Africa. Containing the remaining polypetalous orders of the Calyciflorae, Volume 2 covers Leguminosae to Loranthaceae.

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    Number of Pages: 638
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781108068079
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    Listed in: Botany & plant sciences
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    Books by William H. Harvey

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