BOTANY BOOKS

Flora of Australia [complete set]Flora of Australia [complete set]

George, Alexander S., editor. 

Australian Government Publishing Service.

Black and white photographs, line drawings, maps.

A fine complete hardcover set of every volume of Flora of Australia published.

The Flora of Australia series documents the families, genera, and species of flowering plants, conifers, ferns, mosses, liverworts and lichens of Australia and its oceanic islands. This landmark project will eventually comprise more than 60 volumes covering almost 30,000 species, systematically arranged by family.

Each descriptive volume summarises the current knowledge of 200 to over 600 species, providing descriptions of taxa at all ranks. Valuable keys aid identification of families, genera, species and infra-species. For each species, there are full Australian synonymies, along with distribution maps, bibliographic information, and notes ecology and variation. The volumes are richly illustrated in both colour and black-and-white.