AUSTRALIAN BOTANY BOOKS
Foreman, D. B. et al, editors.
Four volumes. Colour photographs, text illustrations, very good set in dustwrappers (some slight sunning and chipping), very scarce.
One of the great modern Australian floras and much in demand, not helped by a very small print run.
Volume one starts with prehistory, geology and geomorphology, climate, botanical exploration, natural regions and vegetation, soils, use of Victorian plants by Koories, flora and fire, rare and threatened plants and exotic flora. Volume two covers all native and naturalised ferns, allied plants, conifers and monocotyledons. Detailed descriptions of more than 1,300 species are accompanied by distribution maps and eoclogical information.Volume three covers Dicotyledons (Winteraceae to Myrtaceae) with detailed descriptions of 1,467 species in 332 genera and 65 families. Volume four completes the Dicotyledons (Olaceaceae to Asteraceae) with descriptions of over 1,100 species.