The Plants of Jordan: An Annotated Checklist

 

The Plants of Jordan: An Annotated Checklist

This is the first up to date and comprehensive checklist of the vascular plants of Jordan following the classification of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG III 2009; APG IV 2016).

The book covers 112 families and 2531 species (including ferns and gymnosperms) recorded for Jordan, with at least one specimen for each species cited, A collaboration between the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this is written by experts from both institutions, and as a result is an authoritative list of plants with correct nomenclature and accepted names.

This will form a standard text for students of taxonomy, ecology, environmental studies and forestry in Jordan and across the Middle East.

Foreword by H.R.H. Princess Basma Bint Ali.

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Hatem Taifour is Head Botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Jordan. Ahmed El-Oqlah is a Professor in the Department of Botany, Yarmouk University, Irbid. Jordan. Shahina A. Ghazanfar is an Honorary Research Associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She was co-editor of Flora of Tropical East Africa (Kew Publishing) and is an editor and author of Flora of Iraq (Kew Publishing).