Plant Taxonomy Texts

DJHicks%Faculty%MC at MANCHESTER.EDU DJHicks%Faculty%MC at MANCHESTER.EDU
Wed Apr 8 15:26:22 EST 1998


For a main text I have used

Walters, D.R. and D.J. Keil. 1996. Vascular Plant Taxonomy. 4e.  
Kendall-Hunt.

It's a bit weak on plant evolution, but good on the jargon, and has OK 
coverage of families.

For families, I have considered

Zomlefer, W.B. 1994. Flowering Plant Families.  Chapel Hill.

Nice book, but it's much more comprehensive than what I can cover in one 
semester.

I am considering

Hickey, M. and C. King. 1997. Common Families of Flowering Plants.  Cambridge 
U.P.

Two good floristic references for the Midwest are Voss's Michigan Flora (3 
volume comprehensive flora for <$50, Cranbrook Institute) and Swink and 
Wilhelm's Plants of the Chicago Region (c. $40, IN Acad. Sci.).  Both have 
particularly good keys.

David J. Hicks           djhicks at manchester.edu
Biology Department       (219) 982-5309
Manchester College
N. Manchester, IN 4696



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