10 January 2018

Recent book by Maarten Christenhusz

Plants of the World

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Vascular Plants

Maarten J. M. Christenhusz, Michael F. Fay, and Mark W. Chase

816 pages | 3000 color plates | 9-3/8 x 11 | Kew Publishing | © 2017

Plants of the World is the first book to systematically explore every vascular plant family on earth—more than four hundred and fifty of them—organized in a modern phylogenetic order. Detailed entries for each family include descriptions, distribution, evolutionary relationships, and fascinating information on economic uses of plants and etymology of their names. All entries are also copiously illustrated in full color with more than 2,500 stunning photographs. A collaboration among three celebrated botanists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Plants of the World is authoritative, comprehensive, and beautiful. Covering everything from ferns to angiosperms, it will be an essential resource for practicing botanists, horticulturists, and nascent green thumbs alike.