No previously published work has so comprehensively compiled essential information as this, covering almost 10,000 vascular plants of commercial importance throughout the world. For each plant the accepted scientific name, synonyms, common names, economic uses, and geographical distribution are provided. The content is international and extensive in scope, and best of all located in just one source for easy reference.
Table of Contents
Dedication Foreword Introduction Discussion of Content Scientific Names Synonymy Common Names Economic Importance Food Food Additives Animal Food Bee Plants Invertebrate Food Materials Fuels Social Uses Vertebrate Poisons Non-Vertebrate Poisons Medicines Environmental Uses Gene Sources Weeds Harmful Organism Host CITES Appendices I and II Geographical Distribution Symbols and Abbreviations References Cited Acknowledgments List of Reviewers Catalog of Economic Plants Index of Common Names List of Figures and Tables Sample of Accepted Name Entry Classes and Subclasses of Economic Impact List of Standard Geographical Areas and Regions World Map of Standard Geographical Regions