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Flora Capensis: Being a Systematic Description of the Plants of the Cape Colony, Caffraria and Port Natal, and Neighbouring Territories William H. Harvey

Flora Capensis: Being a Systematic Description of the Plants of the Cape Colony, Caffraria and Port Natal, and Neighbouring Territories

William H. Harvey

Published July 24th 2014
ISBN : 9781108068062
Paperback
580 pages
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This seminal publication began life as a collaborative effort between the Irish botanist William Henry Harvey (1811 66) and his German counterpart Otto Wilhelm Sonder (1812 81). Relying on many contributors of specimens and descriptions from colonialMoreThis seminal publication began life as a collaborative effort between the Irish botanist William Henry Harvey (1811 66) and his German counterpart Otto Wilhelm Sonder (1812 81). Relying on many contributors of specimens and descriptions from colonial South Africa - and building on the foundations laid by Carl Peter Thunberg, whose Flora Capensis (1823) is also reissued in this series - they published the first three volumes between 1860 and 1865. These were reprinted unchanged in 1894, and from 1896 the project was supervised by William Thiselton-Dyer (1843 1928), director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. A final supplement appeared in 1933. Reissued now in ten parts, this significant reference work catalogues more than 11,500 species of plant found in South Africa. Opening with a preface which clarifies the projects original scope, Volume 1 covers Ranunculaceae to Connaraceae.