Author:Raven, Peter H. & Raven, Tamra Engelhorn

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The genus Epilobium (Onagraceae) in Australasia: a systematic and evolutionary study

By: Raven, Peter H. & Raven, Tamra Engelhorn

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New Zealand DSIR, Christchurch: 1976

Edition: Bulletin 216

Seller ID: 274

ISBN: ISSN 0077 961X

Condition: V.g.


Owner's signature inside front cover; sl. abrasion to covers, otherwise v.g. A most impressive regional monograph by a young American botanist who went on to become Director of Missouri Botanic Garden and an adviser to President Clinton. Probably the only floristic work to contain a map of a balloon tracked around eight circuits of the southern hemisphere (fig. 26). He poses the question, why should there be so many species of Epilobium in New Zealand? The answer lies in the Pleistocene, when plant migrations caused by the Ice Ages caused mixing of populations, hybridisation and subsequent sel... View more info