By: Lapin, P.I., Gogina, E.E., Matsenko, A.E., Plotnikova, L.S., Prilipko, L.I. & Skvortsov, A.K. (eds.)
Nauka, Moskva: 1983
Seller ID: 2344
Binding: Hard covers, no dust jacket
Top of spine bumped, gilt lettering of cover dulled, pages tanned at margins, but a sound copy. This is a precursor to the Red Data Books in that it enumerates 94 botanical gardens of the former USSR and for each rare and declining species it lists the gardens undertaking ex situ cultivation of that plant. Brief details are also provided of the native range of the species, its habitat and life form (annual, biennial, perennial etc.). The wild origin of each accession is tabulated, along with the year of introduction to cultivation. Plants are listed under their scientific (Latin) names in alph... View More...