This is the definitive botanical work for the state of Utah. It’s well written, but highly technical with no illustrations. It also is of a line key format, which are not as easy to follow as the traditional indented key format. It’s not for the casual botanist, but for experts and serious students who have a fair grasp on botanical terms or the amateur who is very patient to figure it out as they go. A good glossary is helpful. Included is an introduction that provides information on historic botanical accounts, methodologies, nomenclature, classification, terminology and more. There is also an excellent presentation on the natural environments of the highly diverse state of Utah that includes plant communities and modern settings and impacts.
This is a revised version of a comprehensive treatment of the vascular flora of Utah. All new taxa and distributional records discovered since the publication of the first edition in 1987 are included. Keys are provided to families, genera, species, and infraspecific taxa (when present). Taxa are described, ecological data is given, and geographical information is provided. County distribution in Utah is given for each species and infra specific taxon. General geographical information is given for taxa that extend beyond the boundaries of Utah. Chromosome numbers are provided for each taxon, where that information was available in literature. In the revised edition the indigenous taxa total 2,602 species and 393 infraspecific taxa, or a total of 2,995 indigenous taxa; in the first edition indigenous taxa numbered 2,572 species and 355 infraspecific taxa, for a total of 2,927. Introduced species in the current edition number 682, an increase of exactly 100 over that reported in the first edition. Total taxa treated in this edition is 3,677, up from 3,507 in the earlier work.
Product DescriptionHardcover: 912 pages
Publisher: Print Services Brigham Young University; 3rd Rev edition (December 2003)
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 1.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
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