Book ID: 87582
Flowers of Crete. Ed. by Brian Mathew. 2nd ed. 2008. 1900 co. photogr. 672 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
Crete's rugged mountainous topography offers a great variety ofdifferent habitats and an extraordinary geological and climatic historyresulting in a great plant diversity, with ancient links to Europe,Asia and North Africa. There is a relatively high endemic ( ca 10%)number of plants. Over 800 species illustrated in full colour,often with habitat, many endemics illustrated for the first time,introductory chapters on geography, geology, climate, vegetationtypes, crops, ethnobotany and conservation. Checklist of endemicplants. Includes also a unique guide to 100 cultivated plants of interest to the gardener.