Provides a means for international standardization in nomenclature of economic plants
Clarifies each of the entries by including information on economic uses as well as geographic distribution
No previously published work has so comprehensively compiled essential information as this, covering almost 10,000 vascular plants of commercial importance throughout the world. For each plant the accepted scientific name, synonyms, common names, economic uses, and geographical distribution are provided. World Economic Plants: A Standard Reference provides the broad coverage needed in a global economy. It includes information garnered during more than two decades of research on economic plants. The information given conforms to all international standards for botanical data and results from an extensive review of literature and the input of numerous agricultural and botanical scientists. This book is invaluable to everyone dealing with economic vascular plants, be they from research or commerce including international agriculture, horticulture, or government.
Table of Contents
Dedication Foreword Introduction Discussion of Content Scientific Names Synonymy Common Names Economic Importance Food Food Additives Animal Food Bee Plants Invertebrate Food Materials Fuels Social Uses Vertebrate Poisons Non-Vertebrate Poisons Medicines Environmental Uses Gene Sources Weeds Harmful Organism Host CITES Appendices I and II Geographical Distribution Symbols and Abbreviations References Cited Acknowledgments List of Reviewers Catalog of Economic Plants Index of Common Names List of Figures and Tables Sample of Accepted Name Entry Classes and Subclasses of Economic Impact List of Standard Geographical Areas and Regions World Map of Standard Geographical Regions
"This will be an important source of standardized information for anyone working with economic plants." -S.L. Timme,Choice, October 1999 Promo Copy