Brooker, M. I. H. & D. A. Kleinig
Title Field Guide to Eucalypts. Volume 1. South-eastern Australia, Second edition
Condition Clean secondhand
1876473037 / 9781876473037
Inventory number 979829
(1983), revised & updated edition, Bloomings Books Pty Ltd., 1999. 28cm. Pp.[viii], 353. Colour photos, keys, maps. Hardbound, jacket, clean secondhand.
The genus Eucalyptus includes over 700 species, with almost a third of these occurring in south-eastern Australia in the crescent from the top of Spencer Gulf around to the northern New South Wales border including Tasmania. Nearly three hundred of the known species and subspecies in the area are included in this volume and each is described and illustrated.
In each description the more important features are emphasized by the use of bolder type, and colour photographs show the tree or mallee and its bark, buds and fruit. The botanical terms used throughout are explained and illustrated in the introduction and defined in the glossary.
Since the first edition which was published in 1983, many new species have been discovered, and many names changed. In addition, the layout of the book has now been completely updated and reorganized consistent with volumes 2 and 3.
At the head of each digest a summary shows how the species fits into the overall classification of eucalypts. Keys provide a systematic route to identification: there is a separate key for each of the four States covered by the books, plus the Australian Capital Territory. A wide range of characters is used to distinguish between the species.
9781876473037. Field Guide to Eucalypts. Volume 1. South-eastern Australia, Second edition