Water Plants of the World

INTRODUCTION Our aim has been to provide a manual for the identification of freshwater macrophytes of the world . The term " freshwater macrophyte " is to be ... Marine and exclusively brackish water plants have been excluded .


Author: C.D.K. Cook

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9061930243

Category: Science

Page: 561

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Plants of the World

They are all aquatic rhizomatous plants that have boat-shaped pollen and fused cotyledons. Fossils of Nymphaeales date back to the Cretaceous, and it has been suggested that the fossil Archaefructus, thought to be about 124 million ...


Author: Maarten J. M. Christenhusz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226522920

Category: Gardening

Page: 816

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Evolution of land plant -- Plants and human culture -- Naming plants -- Classification and the angiosperm phylogeny group

Medicinal Plants of the World Volume 3

settlers and is grown widely in temperate and tropical regions of the world. TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL USES Algeria. Hot water extract of the seed, mixed with Euphorbia species and a beetle, is taken orally to facilitate childbirthDC010.


Author: Ivan A. Ross

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781592598878

Category: Medical

Page: 648

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An extraordinary compendium of information on herbal medicine, Medicinal Plants of the World, Volume 3 comprehensively documents the medicinal value of 16 major plant species widely used around the world in medical formulations. The book's exhaustive summary of available scientific data for the plants provides detailed information on how each plant is used in different countries, describing both traditional therapeutic applications and what is known from its use in clinical trials. A comprehensive bibliography of over 3000 references cites the literature available from a wide range of disciplines. This book offers an unprecedented collection of vital scientific information for pharmacologists, herbal medicine practitioners, drug developers, medicinal chemists, phytochemists, toxicologists, and researchers who want to explore the use of plant materials for medicinal and related purposes.

Medicinal Plants of the World

Lotus is a water plant with thick, fleshy rhizomes growing in the mud and large, umbrellashaped leaves borne on long stalks. The large, solitary, waxy flowers are attractive, fragrant and usually red or pink but sometimes white.


Author: Ben-Erik van Wyk

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781786393258

Category: Science

Page: 519

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Medicinal plants and plant-derived medicine are widely used in traditional cultures all over the world and they are becoming increasingly popular in modern society as natural alternatives to synthetic chemicals. As more and more natural remedies are being commercialised, there is a need for a user-friendly reference guide to the plants and their products. The book gives the reader a bird's eye view of more than 350 of the best known medicinal plants of the world and their uses, in a compact, colourful and scientifically accurate reference text. It provides quick answers to the most obvious questions: Where does this plant originate? What does it look like? In which culture is it traditionally used? What is it used for? Which chemical compounds does it contain? How safe is it? What is known about its pharmacological activity? What evidence is there that it is effective? The authors also provide short overviews of the various health conditions for which medicinal plants are used and the active compounds (secondary metabolites) found in the plants and their modes of actions. This new edition has an additional 30 plant species, many new and improved photographs and the text has been fully updated to reflect the latest regulatory status of each plant.

Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World

Culms eventually rise above the water to produce a terminal flowering spike Leaves : Ribbon - like submerged leaves , mostly 1-12 inches ( 1-4 centimeters ) broad and 3-5 % feet ( 1-1.7 m ) long Inflorescences : A loosely branched ...


Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761472061

Category: Reference

Page: 1872

View: 506

A reference encyclopedia containing 13 volumes providing information on endangered wildlife and plants throughout the world.

Wetland Plants of Queensland

Water plants of the World , Dr. W. Junk b.v. , Publishers , The Hague : 561 pp . Cribb , A.B. and Cribb , J.W. ( 1974 ) . Wild Food in Australia , Collins , Sydney : 240pp . Harden , G.W. ( editor ) ( 1992 ) . Flora of New South Wales 1 ...


Author: K. M. Stephens


ISBN: 0643066748

Category: Science

Page: 146

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A practical field guide that describes and illustrates in colour 90 common and widespread wetland plants found in Queensland.

Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest

Plants can be cut below the water surface several times during the summer to control. ... Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes Native to the Amazon Basin, water hyacinth is the world's most troublesome aquatic plant.


Author: Elizabeth J. Czarapata

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299210533

Category: Gardening

Page: 236

View: 187

Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest is an informative, colorful, comprehensive guide to invasive species that are currently endangering native habitats in the region. It will be an essential resource for land managers, nature lovers, property owners, farmers, landscapers, educators, botanists, foresters, and gardeners. Invasive plants are a growing threat to ecosystems everywhere. Often originating in distant climes, they spread to woodlands, wetlands, prairies, roadsides, and backyards that lack the biological controls which kept these plant populations in check in their homelands. Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest includes more than 250 color photos that will help anyone identify problem trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, sedges, and herbaceous plants (including aquatic invaders). The text offers further details of plant identification; manual, mechanical, biological, and chemical control techniques; information and advice about herbicides; and suggestions for related ecological restoration and community education efforts. Also included are literature references, a glossary, a matrix of existing and potential invasive species in the Upper Midwest, an index with both scientific and common plant names, advice on state agencies to contact with invasive plant questions, and other helpful resources. The information in this book has been carefully reviewed by staffs of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Endangered Resources and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and other invasive plant experts.

Floristic Plants of the World

A water - loving sedge , usually occurs in standing water of ponds and canals . Tuberous roots are used in perfumery and stems are ... stems are used for mats . C. esculentus L .; Eng . - Earth almond , 258 Floristic Plants of the World.


Author: Rashtra Vardhana

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 817625651X

Category: Nature

Page: 958

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The "Floristic Plants of the World" gives a ready reference source in the alphabetic sequence the generic names of the plants found in India and all over the world contains technical, English and Hindi names of more and more flowering plant and some beautiful Gymnospermic Plants that's growing and planting in our gardens on this planet-earth, with brief notes on their utility. Approximately 5200 species, 3250 Genera belonging to 337 families, are listed in the book every possible efforts has been made to give the latest nomenclature for every Genus and species found in India as well as in the world together with their common synonyms. Bibliography and comprehensive index of Hindi and English names are appended at the ends. The "Book" should be useful to teachers researchers, students of Taxonomy, economic botany, agricultural botany, horticulture, pharmacy and those who have an interest in the standardized names of floristic plants, medicinal and economic plants and to those plants, that's are useful for our gardens decorations.

The European Garden Flora Flowering Plants

Illustration: English Botany, 1444 (1805); Botanical Magazine, 3248 (1833); Keble Martin, The concise British flora in colour, 79 (1965); Cook, Water plants of the world, 261 (1974). Leaves circular to kidney-shaped, entire, ...


Author: James Cullen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521761475

Category: Science

Page: 688

View: 948

The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental flowering plants. Designed to meet the highest scientific standards, the vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed gardener as well as to the professional botanist. This new edition has been thoroughly reorganised and revised, bringing it into line with modern taxonomic knowledge. Although Kuropean in name, the flora covers plants cultivated in most areas of the United States and Canada as well as in non-tropical parts of Asia and Australasia. Contains accounts of all the Monocotyledons, which includes those groups known informally as the `pelaloid monocotyledons' (the Liliaceae and Amaryllidaceae in the first edition, divided here among 17 families), the grasses and sedges (Ciramineae and Cyperaceae), the aroids (Araceae) and the large and diverse Orchidaceae.

Ecology and management of aquatic vegetation in the Indian subcontinent

Range extensions of aquatic vascular plant species. J. Aquatic Plant Manage. 23: 1-16. Cook, C.D.K., Gut, B.J., Rix, E.M., Schneller, J. & Seitz, M., 1974. Water Plants of the World. Junk, The Hague. Cook, C.D.K. & Lüond, R., 1982a.


Author: B. Gopal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400919846

Category: Science

Page: 258

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Life originated and evolved in water. Later the The tropical countries where the need to under plants moved out of water, conquered the land and stand the natural ecosystems is far greater because became dominant over it. The evolution through they are under intensive pressure from develop the millennia resulted in enormous complexity of ment from a rapidly growing human population, form, tissue organisation, reproductive mechan have generally devoted much less attention to the isms and specialisation of taxa in different niches. studies of aquatic ecosystems. The Indian subconti At some stage during evolution, some plants devel nent is a well-recognised biogeographic region with oped appropriate morphological and physiological a distinct geological history, climate, soils and adaptations and reverted back to the aquatic and/ biota. It is also distinct in the history of human civilisation and cultures which have a profound bear or semi-aquatic habitat. These plants, perhaps with the exception of a few ing on the natural ecosystems. This book is in with beautiful flowers, have attracted little atten tended to provide the state of our knowledge of the tion from mankind. The fact that humans evolved aquatic and semi-aquatic vegetation in the inland in a tropical forest or savanna environment appears freshwaters of the subcontinent. The book covers responsible for a permanent bias in human atti only the herbaceous vegetation, since there is al tudes towards land and its biota.