Book ID: 57928
Volume 049: Oceanic Island,part 1. 1994. 107 figs. (some col.). XXIII,681 p. gr8vo. Paper bd.
Volume 49 is one of two volumes in the series covering the vascularflora of Australia's offshore island territories. It covers NorfolkIsland and Lord Howe Island, both in the Tasman Sea. Volume 50, published recently, covers Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island,Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island, all in the Indian Ocean; The Coral SeaIslands; and Macquarie Island, Heard Island and the McDonald Islands, all in the Southern Ocean. An introduction to the geography, physicalfeatures, climate, history of human habitation and vegetation isprovided for each island, as well as a checklist of the species recordedon each island. To avoid duplication, since the islands have manyspecies in common, the key to the families includes the families presenton either or both islands. The descriptive text also treats the families, genera and species sequentially, rather than by individual island.This volume, including 136 families, 455 genera and 706 species andsubspecific taxa, was written almost entirely by Mr. Peter Green,formerly a botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and now inproductive retirement. Other contributors are R.O.Belcher (Senecio),J.Williams (Parsonsia) and M.Tindale (Phymatosorus). A number ofartists and photographers from Australia, England, New Zealand and theUnited States have contributed to the illustrations and colour plates.