The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California

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James C. Hickman
University of California Press, 1993 - Nature - 1400 pages
3 Reviews
"More information is packed into one volume that will be useful to a wider audience than any other manual of this kind yet published in the history of botany."--David L. Magney, The California Native Plant Society
"A single work . . . simultaneously accessible to dedicated beginners and indispensable to professional botanists. . . . For the first time in one volume a user-friendly flora of the exceedingly diverse higher plants of California."--Mildred E. Mathias, editor of "Flowering Plants in the Landscape"
"Allows amateurs and professionals alike to easily and accurately identify plant species. . . . A product that will contribute in a major way to the preservation of California's unique floral resource. Our gratitude and congratulations for a job well done."--Phyllis Faber, Editor, "Fremontia"
"Sets new standards for excellence . . . and picks up beautifully on the contemporary idea that botanical work should be fully accessible to the general public as well as to scientists."--Peter H. Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden
"Precise and accurate, a masterpiece of clarity and succinctness."--G. Ledyard Stebbins, University of California, Davis
  

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Review: The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California

User Review  - Bramble - Goodreads

As good as a multi-authored flora can be, and a must have if you care about plants in the trans-montane West. All too often, the descriptions contain no more data than the keys. 4 stars when combined with the on-line supplements. Read full review

Review: The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California

User Review  - brian - Goodreads

okay, so i never read the jepson manual from cover to cover. who would? well... some people i suppose, but it was definitely a great reference and cost me a pretty penny. Read full review

Contents

Pronunciation of Scientific Names
11
Abbreviations and Symbols
27
Californias Geological History and Changing Landscapes
49
Taxonomic Treatments
89
Gymnosperms G
111
DicotsD
125
MonocotsM
1101
Floristic Summary
1315
Index
1365
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Willis Linn Jepson was a leader in the movement to document and preserve California's environmental and botanical riches, founding the California Botanical Society in 1915 and helping to establish both the Sierra Club and the Save-the-Redwoods League. On his death in 1946, he endowed the Jepson Herbarium at the University of California, Berkeley.

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