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  • Diggs, George M. (George Minor), 1952-
  • Plants -- Texas -- Classification.
  • Plants -- Identification.
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    Shinners & Mahler's illustrated flora of North Central Texas / George M. Diggs, Barney L. Lipscomb, and Robert J. O'Kennon.
    by Diggs, George M. (George Minor), 1952-
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    Fort Worth, Texas : Botanical Research Institute of Texas, [1999]
  • Plants -- Texas -- Classification.
  • Plants -- Identification.
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    9781889878010 (hardcover)
    1889878014 (hardcover)
    ix, [3], 1626 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
    Abstract/Resumen -- Overview of the book -- Information helpful in using the flora: -- Plants treated -- Arrangement of taxa and general methods -- Descriptions -- Keys -- Nomenclature -- Geographic distributions -- Information on toxic/poisonous plants -- Information on endangered and threatened taxa -- Information on illustrations and photographs -- Information on the glossary -- Information on references and literature cited -- Abbreviations and symbols -- Summary data on the flora -- New combinations made in this book -- Acknowledgments -- Authors' note -- Introduction to North Central Texas: -- Overview -- General geology of North Central Texas -- Soils of North Central Texas -- Climate of North Central Texas -- The Blackland Prairie: -- Occurrence of the Blackland Prairie -- Presettlement and early settlement conditions on the Blackland Prairie -- Geology of the Blackland Prairie -- Vegetation of the Blackland Prairie -- Cross Timbers and prairies: -- Occurrence of the Cross Timbers and prairies -- Presettlement and early settlement conditions in the Cross Timbers -- Geology of the East Cross Timbers -- Geology of the West Cross Timbers -- Vegetation of the Cross Timbers -- Presettlement and early settlement conditions in the Grand Prairie (Fort Worth Prarie and Lampasas Cut Plain) -- Geology of the Grand Prairie -- Vegetation of the Fort Worth Prairie -- Vegetation of the Lampasas Cut Plain -- Origin of the North Central Texas flora -- Conservation in North Central Texas -- A sketch of the history of botany in Texas with emphasis on North Central Texas -- Color photographs -- General keys -- Taxonomic treatments: -- Lycopodiophyta (Clubmosses) -- Equisetophyta (Horsetails) -- Polypodiophyta (Ferns) -- Pinophyta (Conifers) -- Gnetophyta (Joint-firs and relatives) -- Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants): -- Class dicotyledonae (Dicots) -- Class monocotyledonae (Monocots) -- Appendices: -- Appendix one. (Phylogeny/classification of families) -- Appendix two. (Grass phylogeny/classification) -- Appendix three. (List of Texas endemic species occurring in North Central Texas) -- Appendix four. (Illustration sources) -- Appendix five. (List of selected botanically related Internet addresses) -- Appendix six. (Taxonomy, classification, and the debate about cladistics) --Appendix seven. (Changes in the scientific names of plants) -- Appendix eight. (Collecting herbarium specimens) -- Appendix nine. (List of conservation organizations) -- Appendix ten. (Larval host plants of lepidoptera of North Central Texas) -- Appendix eleven. (Books for the study of Texas native plants) -- Appendix twelve. (List of native plants suggested for use as ornamentals) -- Appendix thirteen. (List of sources for native plants) -- Appendix fourteen. (State botanical symbols for Texas and Oklahoma) -- Appendix fifteen. (Special recognition: Benny Simpson) -- Glossary/Illustrated glossary -- Literature cited -- Index -- Colophon -- Information on authors and participating institutions.
    Shinners & Mahler's Flora of North Central Texas is the first fully illustrated flora for any region of Texas or adjacent states. It is the most comprehensive guide to a large portion of the diverse plant life of Texas, and covers all the native and naturalized vascular plants known to occur in North Central Texas, an area about the size of Kentucky.
    The book presents information on the plant life of the region to meet the needs of students, teachers, wildflower enthusiasts, gardeners, ranchers, farmers, naturalists, conservationists, environmental consultants, researchers, and the general public. Of particular importance for non-botanists are the line drawing illustrations, which are provided for all species. In addition, there are 174 color photographs. The flora includes 2,223 species, or nearly half-known for the entire state of Texas. The inviting layout, vegetation maps, and extensive introductory materials on the vegetation, geology, soils, climate, and presettlement and early settlement conditions make the book useful to a wide audience. Also of general interest are a number of appendices on topics such as botanically related internet addresses, conservation organizations, native plants to use as ornamentals, phylogeny, and endemic species. The taxonomic treatments include family and generic synopsis keys and descriptions, derivations of scientific names, characters helpful for the field recognition of plant families, notes on toxic/poisonous and useful plants, and references to supporting literature. There is a literature cited section with nearly 3,000 references. (Publisher)
    General Note: 
    "Expansion of William Mahler's Shinners' manual of the North Central Texas flora (1988; included the summer and fall flora), which was an expansion of Lloyd Shinners' Spring flora of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Texas (1958)."
    "The first publication of the Illustrated Texas Floras Project, a collaborative project of the Austin College Center for Environmental Studies and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas"--Page [v].
    "A companion volume, to be titled the Illustrated flora of East Texas, [is] projected to be published in the year 2004"--Page 19.
    "Published with the support of major benefactors: New Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundaton (Andrea C. Harkins), Bass Foundation, Ruth Andersson May, Mary G. Palko, Amon G. Carter Foundation, Margret M. Rimmer, Mike and Eva Sandlin."
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