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Tutin, T.G., 1980

Umbellifers of the British Isles

Introductory chapters cover Classification and Relationships, Habitat Lists and Cook's Guide.

A conventional indented Dichotomous Key to species is followed by a Multi-access Synoptic Key.

The major portion of the book consists of detailed species accounts facing line-drawings of the plant, leaves, flower, fruit (usually in dorsal and lateral views) and fruit TS.

10km distribution maps are presented two to a page, but these are now superseded by the later BSBI Atlas.

Publisher Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) (BSBI)
Volume No 2
Pages 197
ISBN 0 901158 02 X
Coverage All the British species known at the time, plus introduced species "that are of fairly constant occurrence as casuals".
Illustrations Line drawings facing the species descriptions.
Identify With x8 or x10 hand lens.
Specimen Prep. Fresh or pressed, but ideally with ripe fruits.
Difficulty Generally straightforward, at least if ripe fruits are present.

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Taxonomic Scope

APIACEAE (umbellifers) Identification Current
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