BOOK REVIEW Intermountain Flora Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A. Volume 2, Part A. Subclasses MagnoliidaeCaryophyllidae Noel H Holmgren, Patricia K Holmgren, James L Reveal, and collaborators The New York Botanical Garden Press, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York 10458-5126; URL: http://www.nybgpress.org. 2012, US$ 150 (ISBN 978-0-89327-520-4); 742 p, 8 x 11 in. This 742-page document covering an important segment of the intermountain vascular flora was easy to relate to the needs and interests of the members of the New Mexico Native Plant Society; at least I hope to speak for the interests of the members of our society and others who may read this review. This volume treats at least 611 taxa at the species level, of which at least 258 are found in the state of New Mexico, which is 42.5% of the species treated. That figure speaks to the importance of this volume in our libraries or at least within easy access. This high percentage of coincidence is important to us, as is the high quality of the detailed descriptions of those 258 species (and all the others). Salient plant differences are clearly defined in the dichotomous keys provided. In plant identification, ambiguity, redundancy,
Native Plants Journal – University of Wisconsin Press
Published: Dec 16, 2013
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