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Plants For A Future Species Database Bibliography


Plants For A Future Species Database Bibliography

Numbers in square brackets are the reference numbers that appear in the database.

[K] Ken Fern
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.

[1] F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press 1951
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaces in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).

[1-2] Dave Jacke, Eric Toensmeier. Edible Forest Gardens. Chelsea Green Publishing Co 2015. ISBN: 9781890132606

[1-3] Eric Toensmeier. The Carbon Farming Solution. A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security. Chelsea Green Publishing Co. 2016. ISBN: 9781603585712

[1-4] [1b]Food Plants International. http://foodplantsinternational.com/plants/

[1-5] Prairie Moon Nursery www.prairiemoon.com/

[1-6] Illinois Wild Flowers www.illinoiswildflowers.info

[1-7] [1c] Natural Resources Conservation Service http://plants.usda.gov

[1-8][1d] Invasive Species Compendium www.cabi.org

[1-9] Martin Crawford. 2010. Creating a Forest Garden: Working With Nature to Grow Edible Crops. UIT/GREEN BOOKS. ISBN-10: 1900322625.

[2] Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications 1972 ISBN 0-486-20459-6
Lots of entries, quite a lot of information in most entries and references.

[2-1] Tomas Remiarz. Forest Gardening in Practice: An Illustrated Practical Guide for Homes, Communities and Enterprises. Permanent Publications. 2017. ISBN: 185623293X

[2-2] Missouri Botanical Garden. missouribotanicalgarden.org

[2-3] The Botany of Survival: A Forager's Experience in the American Southwest. Brian Lee Phillips. https://sites.google.com/view/the-foraging-center/ An excellent foraging source. The area covered extends from the Chihuahuan Desert of western Texas to the Mojave Desert of southern California and northward to central Utah and central Nevada.

[2-4] Mediterranean Wild Edible Plants. Ethnobotany and Food Composition Tables. María de Cortes Sánchez-Mata • Javier Tardío (Editors). Springer. ISBN 978-1-4939-3327-3. ISBN 978-1-4939-3329-7 (eBook)

[3] Simmons. A. E. Growing Unusual Fruit. David and Charles 1972 ISBN 0-7153-5531-7
A very readable book with information on about 100 species that can be grown in Britain (some in greenhouses) and details on how to grow and use them.

[4] Grieve. A Modern Herbal. Penguin 1984 ISBN 0-14-046-440-9
Not so modern (1930's?) but lots of information, mainly temperate plants.

[5] Mabey. R. Food for Free. Collins 1974 ISBN 0-00-219060-5
Edible wild plants found in Britain. Fairly comprehensive, very few pictures and rather optimistic on the desirability of some of the plants.

[6] Mabey. R. Plants with a Purpose. Fontana 1979 ISBN 0-00-635555-2
Details on some of the useful wild plants of Britain. Poor on pictures but otherwise very good.

[7] Chiej. R. Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants. MacDonald 1984 ISBN 0-356-10541-5
Covers plants growing in Europe. Also gives other interesting information on the plants. Good photographs.

[8] Ceres. Free for All. Thorsons Publishers 1977 ISBN 0-7225-0445-4
Edible wild plants in Britain. Small booklet, nothing special.

[9] Launert. E. Edible and Medicinal Plants. Hamlyn 1981 ISBN 0-600-37216-2
Covers plants in Europe. a drawing of each plant, quite a bit of interesting information.

[10] Altmann. H. Poisonous Plants and Animals. Chatto and Windus 1980 ISBN 0-7011-2526-8
A small book, reasonable but not very detailed.

[11] Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray 1981
A classic with a wealth of information on the plants, but poor on pictures.

[12] Loewenfeld. C. and Back. P. Britain's Wild Larder. David and Charles ISBN 0-7153-7971-2
A handy pocket guide.

[13] Triska. Dr. Hamlyn Encyclopaedia of Plants. Hamlyn 1975 ISBN 0-600-33545-3
Very interesting reading, giving some details of plant uses and quite a lot of folk-lore.

[14] Holtom. J. and Hylton. W. Complete Guide to Herbs. Rodale Press 1979 ISBN 0-87857-262-7
A good herbal.

[15] Bryan. J. and Castle. C. Edible Ornamental Garden. Pitman Publishing 1976 ISBN 0-273-00098-5
A small book with interesting ideas for edible plants in the ornamental garden.

[16] Simons. New Vegetable Growers Handbook. Penguin 1977 ISBN 0-14-046-050-0
A good guide to growing vegetables in temperate areas, not entirely organic.

[17] Clapham, Tutin and Warburg. Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press 1962
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.

[18] Philbrick H. and Gregg R. B. Companion Plants. Watkins 1979
Details of beneficial and antagonistic relationships between neighbouring plants.

[19] Stary. F. Poisonous Plants. Hamlyn 1983 ISBN 0-600-35666-3
Not very comprehensive, but easy reading.

[20] Riotte. L. Companion Planting for Successful Gardening. Garden Way, Vermont, USA. 1978 ISBN 0-88266-064-0
Fairly good.

[21] Lust. J. The Herb Book. Bantam books 1983 ISBN 0-553-23827-2
Lots of information tightly crammed into a fairly small book.

[22] Sholto-Douglas. J. Alternative Foods.
Not very comprehensive, it seems more or less like a copy of earlier writings with little added.

[23] Wright. D. Complete Book of Baskets and Basketry. David and Charles 1977 ISBN 0-7153-7449-4
Not that complete but very readable and well illustrated.

[24] Baines. C. Making a Wildlife Garden.
Fairly good with lots of ideas about creating wildlife areas in the garden.

[25] Lawson. Bamboos. Faber 1968
Fairly comprehensive, it was once the standard work but is now rather dated. Deals with species hardy in Britain, giving cultivation details and some uses.

[26] Hills. L. Comfrey Report. Henry Doubleday Research Ass.
A small booklet giving a fairly comprehensive guide to the uses of comfrey.

[27] Vilmorin. A. The Vegetable Garden. Ten Speed Press ISBN 0-89815-041-8
A reprint of a nineteenth century classic, giving details of vegetable varieties. Not really that informative though.

[28] Knight. F. P. Plants for Shade. Royal Horticultural Society. 1980 ISBN 0-900629-78-9
A small but informative booklet listing plants that can be grown in shady positions with a few cultivation details.

[29] Shepherd. F.W. Hedges and Screens. Royal Horticultural Society. 1974 ISBN 0900629649
A small but informative booklet giving details of all the hedging plants being grown in the R.H.S. gardens at Wisley in Surrey.

[30] Carter D. Butterflies and Moths in Britain and Europe. Pan 1982 ISBN 0-330-26642-x
An excellent book on Lepidoptera, it also lists their favourite food plants.

[31] Brown. Shade Plants for Garden and Woodland.

[32] Bruce. M. E. Commonsense Compost Making. Faber 1977 ISBN 0-571-09990-4
Excellent little booklet dealing with how to make compost by using herbs to activate the heap. Gives full details of the herbs that are used.

[33] Organ. J. Rare Vegetables for Garden and Table. Faber 1960
Unusual vegetables that can be grown outdoors in Britain. A good guide.

[34] Harrison. S. Wallis. M. Masefield. G. The Oxford Book of Food Plants. Oxford University Press 1975
Good drawings of some of the more common food plants from around the world. Not much information though.

[35] The Herb Society Herbal Review. Vol.11. 4. The Herb Society 1986 ISBN 0264-9853

[36] The Herb Society Herbal Review. Vol.11. 3. The Herb Society 1986 ISBN 0264-9853
A very interesting article on the stinging nettle, Urtica dioica, giving a lot of information on its uses. Also details on Tanacetum parthenifolium and Melaleuca alternifolium.

[37] Thompson. B. The Gardener's Assistant. Blackie and Son. 1878
Excellent general but extensive guide to gardening practices in the 19th century. A very good section on fruits and vegetables with many little known species.

[38] Simmons A. E. Simmons' Manual of Fruit. David & Charles. 1978 ISBN 0-7153-7607-1
A good guide to some of the cultivars of temperate fruits. It covers quite a wide range of fruits.

[39] Genders. R. Planting Fruit Trees. Robert Hale Ltd. 1956
A general book on growing fruit in Britain, it does give some descriptions of little known cultivars.

[40] Scott's Nursery Scott's Fruit Catalogue. 1985 edition. Scott's Nursery 1985
A nursery catalogue giving descriptions of the wide range of trees and shrubs they grow, including a good range of apples.

[41] Hills. L. Good Fruit Guide. Henry Doubleday Research Ass.
Very dated now, it lists a good range of fruit trees and shrubs with brief descriptions of most of them and details of where they can be obtained.

[42] Grey. C. H. Hardy Bulbs. Williams & Norgate. 1938
Rather dated now, but an immense work on bulbs for temperate zones and how to grow them. Three large volumes.

[43] Fernald. M. L. Gray's Manual of Botany. American Book Co. 1950
A bit dated but good and concise flora of the eastern part of N. America.

[44] Allan. H. H. Flora of New Zealand. Government Printer, Wellington. 1961
The standard work, in 3 volumes though only the first two are of interest to the plant project. Very good on habitats.

[45] Polunin. O. Flowers of Greece and the Balkans. Oxford University Press 1980 ISBN 0-19-217626-9
A good pocket flora, it also lists quite a few plant uses.

[46] Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim 1959
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.

[47] Fox. D. Growing Lilies. Croom Helm 1985
A lovely and very readable book dealing with the cultivation of the genus Lilium.

[48] Boullemier. L. The Checklist of Species, Hybrids and Cultivars of the Genus Fuschia. Blandford Press 1985 ISBN 0-7137-1781-5
Merely a list of names and the occasional elaboration.

[49] Arnold-Forster. Shrubs for the Milder Counties.
Trees and shrubs that grow well in Cornwall and other mild areas of Britain. Fairly good, a standard reference book.

[50] ? Flora Europaea Cambridge University Press 1964
An immense work in 6 volumes (including the index). The standard reference flora for europe, it is very terse though and with very little extra information. Not for the casual reader.

[51] Polunin. O. and Stainton. A. Flowers of the Himalayas. Oxford Universtiy Press 1984
A very readable and good pocket guide (if you have a very large pocket!) to many of the wild plants in the Himalayas. Gives many examples of plant uses.

[52] Larkcom. J. Salads all the Year Round. Hamlyn 1980
A good and comprehensive guide to temperate salad plants, with full organic details of cultivation.

[53] De. Bray. L. The Wild Garden.
Interesting reading.

[54] Hatfield. A. W. How to Enjoy your Weeds. Frederick Muller Ltd 1977 ISBN 0-584-10141-4
Interesting reading.

[55] Harris. B. C. Eat the Weeds. Pivot Health 1973
Interesting reading.

[56] Muhlberg. H. Complete Guide to Water Plants. E. P. Publishing Ltd. 1982 ISBN 0-7158-0789-7
Deals with a wide range of plants for temperate areas (and indoor aquaria) with quite a lot of information on cultivation techniques.

[57] Schery. R. W. Plants for Man.
Fairly readable but not very comprehensive. Deals with plants from around the world.

[58] Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation) Smithsonian Institution 1965
The standard work. Brilliant, but not for the casual reader.

[59] Thurston. Trees and Shrubs in Cornwall.
Trees and shrubs that succeed in Cornwall based on the authors own observations. Good but rather dated.

[60] Hitchcock. C. L. Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest. University of Washington Press 1955
A standard flora for Western N. America with lots of information on habitat etc. Five large volumes, it is not for the casual reader.

[61] Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable 1974 ISBN 0094579202
Forget the sexist title, this is one of the best books on the subject. Lists a very extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses. Not for the casual reader.

[62] Elias. T. and Dykeman. P. A Field Guide to N. American Edible Wild Plants. Van Nostrand Reinhold 1982 ISBN 0442222009
Very readable.

[63] Howes. F. N. Nuts. Faber 1948
Rather old but still a masterpiece. Has sections on tropical and temperate plants with edible nuts plus a section on nut plants in Britain. Very readable.

[64] Howes. F. N. Vegetable Gums and Resins. Faber
A very good book dealing with the subject in a readable way.

[65] Frohne. D. and Pfänder. J. A Colour Atlas of Poisonous Plants. Wolfe 1984 ISBN 0723408394
Brilliant. Goes into technical details but in a very readable way. The best work on the subject that I've come across so far.

[66] Freethy. R. From Agar to Zenery. The Crowood Press 1985 ISBN 0-946284-51-2
Very readable, giving details on plant uses based on the authors own experiences.

[67] Ahrendt. Berberis and Mahonia. Journal of the Linnean Society, 57 1961
Not for the casual reader, it lists all the known species in these two genera together with botanic descriptions and other relevant details for the botanist.

[68] Phillips. R. Mushrooms and other Fungi of Great Britain and Europe. Pan 1981 ISBN 0-330-24441-9
Excellent photographs, it also gives details of habitats and edibility.

[69] Moore. D. M. Flora of Tierra del Fuego. Anthony Nelson. 1983 ISBN 0-904614-05-0
Standard work for this part of S. America. Excellent details of habitat and a few notes on plant uses.

[70] Bolton. E. Lichens for Vegetable Dyeing. Studio Vista 1972 ISBN 0-289-70288-7
A small but interesting book for the casual reader and the enthusiast.

[71] Munz. A California Flora. University of California Press 1959
An excellent flora but no pictures. Not for the casual reader.

[72] Small. Manual of the Southeastern Flora.
Getting rather dated now, it covers Southeastern N. America. No pictures, it is not for the casual reader.

[73] Adamson. and Salter. Flora of the Cape Peninsula.
A good flora but rather short on details of habitat. Not for the casual reader.

[74] Komarov. V. L. Flora of the USSR. Israel Program for Scientific Translation 1968
An immense (25 or more large volumes) and not yet completed translation of the Russian flora. Full of information on plant uses and habitats but heavy going for casual readers.

[75] Rosewarne experimental horticultural station. Shelter Trees and Hedges. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1984
A small booklet packed with information on trees and shrubs for hedging and shelterbelts in exposed maritime areas.

[76] Cooper. M. and Johnson. A. Poisonous Plants in Britain and their Effects on Animals and Man. HMSO 1984 ISBN 0112425291
Concentrates mainly on the effects of poisonous plants to livestock.

[77] Kelly. S. Eucalypts. (2 volumes.) Nelson, Melbourne 1969
A very readable book (in two volumes) on the many species of Eucalyptus trees in Australia.

[78] Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co 1948
A bit dated but a good book on propagation techniques with specific details for a wide range of plants.

[79] Innes. C. The World of Iridaceae
Deals with many of the plants in the Iris family giving brief details of habitat and notes on cultivation. Well illustrated.

[80] McMillan-Browse. P. Hardy Woody Plants from Seed. Grower Books 1985 ISBN 0-901361-21-6
Does not deal with many species but it is very comprehensive on those that it does cover. Not for casual reading.

[81] Rushforth. K. Conifers. Christopher Helm 1987 ISBN 0-7470-2801-X
Deals with conifers that can be grown outdoors in Britain. Good notes on cultivation and a few bits about plant uses.

[82] Sargent. C. S. Manual of the Trees of N. America. Dover Publications Inc. New York. 1965 ISBN 0-486-20278-X
Two volumes, a comprehensive listing of N. American trees though a bit out of date now. Good details on habitats, some details on plant uses. Not really for the casual reader.

[83] Evans. R. L. Handbook of Cultivated Sedums. Science Reviews 1983
Deals with the genus Sedum. Fairly easy reading, it gives cultivation details and some notes on habitats.

[84] Coyle. J. and Roberts. N. C. A Field Guide to the Common and Interesting Plants of Baja California. Natural History Publishing Co. 1975
A very readable pocket flora with good illustrations, it gives quite a few plant uses.

[85] Harrington. H. D. Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains. University of New Mexico Press 1967 ISBN 0-8623-0343-9
A superb book. Very readable, it gives the results of the authors experiments with native edible plants.

[86] Organ. J. Gourds. Faber 1963
Deals with squashes and their relatives. Interesting and readable, it gives cultivation techniques and some details of plant uses.

[87] Woodward. L. Burge. P. Green Manures. Elm Farm Research Centre. 1982
Green manure crops for temperate areas. Quite a lot of information on a number of species.

[88] RHS. The Garden. Volume 112. Royal Horticultural Society 1987
Snippets of information from the magazine of the RHS. In particular, there are articles on plants that are resistant to honey fungus, oriental vegetables, Cimicifuga spp, Passiflora species and Cucurbits.

[89] Polunin. O. and Huxley. A. Flowers of the Mediterranean. Hogarth Press 1987 ISBN 0-7012-0784-1
A very readable pocket flora that is well illustrated. Gives some information on plant uses.

[90] Phillips. R. and Rix. M. Bulbs Pan Books 1989 ISBN 0-330-30253-1
Superbly illustrated, it gives brief details on cultivation and native habitat.

[91] Zhang Jingwei. Alpine Plants of China. Gordon & Breach. New York. 1982 ISBN 0-677-60190-5
A lovely book with nice pictures. Gives habitats and some details of plant uses.

[92] Balls. E. K. Early Uses of Californian Plants. University of California Press 1975 ISBN 0-520-00072-2
A nice readable book.

[93] Davis. P. H. Flora of Turkey. Edinburgh University Press 1965
Not for the casual reader, this is an immense work in many volumes. Some details of plant uses and habitats.

[94] Sweet. M. Common Edible and Useful Plants of the West. Naturegraph Co. 1962 ISBN 0-911010-54-8
Useful wild plants in Western N. America. A pocket guide.

[95] Saunders. C. F. Edible and Useful Wild Plants of the United States and Canada. Dover Publications 1976 ISBN 0-486-23310-3
Useful wild plants of America. A pocket guide.

[96] Surey-Gent. S. and Morris. G. Seaweed - A Users Guide.
Covers seaweeds of Britain. A good coverage of when and what to eat plus some other uses.

[97] Towle. M. A. The Ethno-Botany of Pre-Columbian Peru.
A very interesting book covering quite a lot of information on plant uses in S. America although many of the plants are not suitable for temperate areas..

[98] Gordon. A. G. and Rowe. D. C. f. Seed Manual for Ornamental Trees and Shrubs.
Very comprehensive guide to growing trees and shrubs from seed. Not for the casual reader.

[99] Turner. N. J. Plants in British Columbian Indian Technology. British Columbia Provincial Museum 1979 ISBN 0-7718-8117-7
Excellent and readable guide.

[100] Polunin. O. Flowers of Europe - A Field Guide. Oxford University Press 1969 ISBN 0192176218
An excellent and well illustrated pocket guide for those with very large pockets. Also gives some details on plant uses.

[101] Turner. N. J. and Szczawinski. A. Edible Wild Fruits and Nuts of Canada. National Museum of Natural Sciences 1978
A very readable guide to some wild foods of Canada.

[102] Kavasch. B. Native Harvests. Vintage Books 1979 ISBN 0-394-72811-4
Another guide to the wild foods of America.

[103] Haywood. V. H. Flowering Plants of the World. Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-217674-9
Very readable and well illustrated, it lists plants by families giving the basic diagnostic features and some details of plant uses.

[104] RHS. The Garden. Volume 111. Royal Horticultural Society 1986
Snippets of information from the magazine of the RHS, including an article in Crambe maritima and another on several species thought to be tender that are succeeding in a S. Devon garden.

[105] Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing 1976
The most comprehensive guide to edible plants I've come across. Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious. Not for the casual reader.

[106] Coon. N. The Dictionary of Useful Plants. Rodale Press 1975 ISBN 0-87857-090-x
Interesting reading but short on detail.

[107] Brooker. M. I. A Key to Eucalypts in Britain and Ireland. HMSO 1983 ISBN 0-11-710192-3
A Forestry commission booklet giving details of the more common Eucalyptus species grown in Britain. Good identification guide.

[108] International Bee Research Association. Garden Plants Valuable to Bees. International Bee Research Association. 1981
The title says it all.

[109] Wilson. E. H. Plantae Wilsonae.
Details of the palnts collected by the plant collector E. H. Wilson on his travels in China. Gives some habitats. Not for the casual reader.

[110] Polhamus. L. G. Rubber: Botany, Cultivation and Utilization.
Mainly tropical plants with a small section on temperate plants for rubber.

[111] Sanders. T. W. Popular Hardy Perennials. Collingridge 1926
A fairly wide range of perennial plants that can be grown in Britain and how to grow them.

[112] Whiting. A. G. A Summary of the Literature on Milkweeds (Asclepias spp) and their utilization.
A technical paper covering the many uses of the genus Asclepias.

[113] Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press 1987 ISBN 0942375009
A very detailed book on propagating trees. Not for the casual reader.

[114] Chakravarty. H. L. The Plant Wealth of Iraq.
It is surprising how many of these plants can be grown in Britain. A very readable book on the useful plants of Iraq.

[115] Johnson. C. P. The Useful Plants of Great Britain.
Written about a hundred years ago, but still a very good guide to the useful plants of Britain.

[116] Brooklyn Botanic Garden Oriental Herbs and Vegetables, Vol 39 No. 2. Brooklyn Botanic Garden 1986
A small booklet packed with information.

[117] Rosengarten. jnr. F. The Book of Edible Nuts. Walker & Co. 1984 ISBN 0802707699
A very readable and comprehensive guide. Well illustrated.

[118] Gunther. E. Ethnobotany of Western Washington. University of Washington Press 1981 ISBN 0-295-95258-X
A small book, it is a good guide to useful plants in Western N. America.

[119] Roach. F. A. Cultivated Fruits of Britain. Oxford University Press 1985

[120] ? The Plantsman. Vol. 2. 1980 - 1981. Royal Horticultural Society 1980
Excerpts from the periodical giving cultivation details and other notes on some of the useful plants including Billardiera spp, Calochortus spp, Drimys spp.

[121] ? The Plantsman. Vol. 3. 1981 - 1982. Royal Horticultural Society 1981
Excerpts from the periodical giving cultivation details and other notes on some of the useful plants..

[122] ? The Plantsman. Vol. 1. 1979 - 1980. Royal Horticultural Society 1979
Excerpts from the periodical giving cultivation details and other notes on some of the useful plants. A good article on the flowering of bamboos.

[123] ? Encyclopaedia Britannica. 15th edition.
It contains a few things of interest to the plant project.

[124] RHS. The Garden. Volume 113. Royal Horticultural Society 1988
Snippets of information from the magazine of the RHS, including details on Podophyllum, Canna and Protea species.

[125] ? The Plantsman. Vol. 5. 1983 - 1984. Royal Horticultural Society 1983
Excerpts from the periodical giving cultivation details and other notes on some of the useful plants..

[126] ? The Plantsman. Vol. 6. 1984 - 1985. Royal Horticultural Society 1984
Excerpts from the periodical giving cultivation details and other notes on some of the useful plants including Actinidia and Wisteria species.

[127] ? The Plantsman. Vol. 7. 1985 - 1986. Royal Horticultural Society 1985
Excerpts from the periodical giving cultivation details and other notes on some of the useful plants..

[128] Laing. and Blackwell. Plants of New Zealand. Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd 1907
An old flora of New Zealand in a readable style. Some details of plant uses.

[129] ? Alpine Garden Society Bulletin. Volume 56. Alpine Garden Society
Excerpts from the periodical. Some details on Corydalis spp.

[130] ? The Plantsman. Vol. 4. 1982 - 1983. Royal Horticultural Society 1982
Excerpts from the periodical giving cultivation details and other notes on some of the useful plants, including Distylium racemosum and some perennial members of the family Berberidaceae.

[131] Warren-Wren. S. C. Willows. David and Charles 1972
A readable guide to the willows.

[132] Bianchini. F., Corbetta. F. and Pistoia. M. Fruits of the Earth.
Lovely pictures, a very readable book.

[133] Rice. G. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 1. Thompson and Morgan. 1987
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation.

[134] Rice. G. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 2. Thompson and Morgan. 1988
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation. An interesting article on Ensete ventricosum.

[135] ? The Plantsman. Vol.8. 1986 - 1987. Royal Horticultural Society 1986
Excerpts from the periodical giving cultivation details and other notes on some of the useful plants including some Cucurbitaceae.

[136] Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Kew Bulletin. 1909 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 1909
An interesting article on growing wild rice, Zizania aquatica and Z. latifolia.

[137] ? The Plantsman. Vol. 9. 1986 - 1987. Royal Horticultural Society 1986
Excerpts from the periodical giving cultivation details and other notes on some of the useful plants including Carya spp and Crocus sativus.

[138] Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 3. Thompson and Morgan. 1989
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation.

[139] ? Flora of Chile. (in Spanish)
Some information about the useful plants of Chile.

[140] Kamen. B. Siberian Ginseng.
Detailed information for the lay person on this medicinal plant that is so widely used in the Orient and Russia.

[141] Carruthers. S. P. (Editor) Alternative Enterprises for Agriculture in the UK. Centre for Agricultural Strategy, Univ. of Reading 1986 ISBN 0704909820
Some suggested alternative commercial crops for Britain. Readable. Produced by a University study group.

[142] Brouk. B. Plants Consumed by Man. Academic Press 1975 ISBN 0-12-136450-x
Readable but not very comprehensive.

[143] Woodcock. and Coutts. Lilies - Their Culture and Management. Country Life 1935
A classic, but dated. Deals with the genus Lilium.

[144] Cribb. A. B. and J. W. Wild Food in Australia. Fontana 1976 ISBN 0-00-634436-4
A very good pocket guide.

[145] Singh. Dr. G. and Kachroo. Prof. Dr. P. Forest Flora of Srinagar. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh 1976
A good flora of the western Himalayas but poorly illustrated. Some information on plant uses.

[146] Gamble. J. S. A Manual of Indian Timbers. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh 1972
Written last century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.

[147] ? A Barefoot Doctors Manual. Running Press ISBN 0-914294-92-X
A very readable herbal from China, combining some modern methods with traditional chinese methods.

[148] Niebuhr. A. D. Herbs of Greece. Herb Society of America. 1970
A pleasant little book about Greek herbs.

[149] Vines. R. A. Trees of Central Texas. University of Texas Press 1987 ISBN 0-292-78958-3
Fairly readable, it gives details of habitats and some of the uses of trees growing in Texas.

[150] Watson. W. C. R. Handbook of the Rubi of Great Britain and Ireland.
There are hundreds of slightly differing species of the common blackberry growing in Britain. This is a book for the dedicated.

[151] Wilson. E. H. and Trollope. M. N. Corean Flora. Royal Asiatic Society 1918
A very small handbook, it does give a little bit of information on Korean plants.

[152] Lassak. E. V. and McCarthy. T. Australian Medicinal Plants.
A very good and readable guide to the subject.

[153] Brooker. S. G., Cambie. R. C. and Cooper. R. C. Economic Native Plants of New Zealand. Oxford University Press 1991 ISBN 0-19-558229-2
An interesting and readable book on the useful plants of New Zealand.

[154] Ewart. A. J. Flora of Victoria.
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.

[155] Arnberger. L. P. Flowers of the Southwest Mountains. Southwestern Monuments Ass. 1968
A lovely little pocket guide to wild plants in the southern Rockies of America.

[156] Cribb. A. B. and J. W. Useful Wild Plants in Australia. William Collins Pty Ltd. Sidney 1981 ISBN 0-00-216441-8
A very readable book.

[157] Wrigley. J. W. and Fagg. M. Australian Native Plants. Collins. (Australia) 1988 ISBN 0-7322-0021-0
A lovely book, written in order to encourage Australian gardeners to grow their native plants. A little bit of information for the plant project.

[158] Gupta. B. L. Forest Flora of Chakrata, Dehra Dun and Saharanpur. Forest Research Institute Press 1945
A good flora for the middle Himalayan forests, sparsly illustrated. Not really for the casual reader.

[159] McPherson. A. and S. Wild Food Plants of Indiana. Indiana University Press 1977 ISBN 0-253-28925-4
A nice pocket guide to this region of America.

[160] Natural Food Institute, Wonder Crops. 1987.
Fascinating reading, this is an annual publication. Some reports do seem somewhat exaggerated though.

[161] Yanovsky. E. Food Plants of the N. American Indians. Publication no. 237. U.S. Depf of Agriculture.
A comprehensive but very terse guide. Not for the casual reader.

[162] Grounds. R. Ornamental Grasses. Christopher Helm 1989 ISBN 0-7470-1219-9
Cultivation details of many of the grasses and bamboos. Well illustrated.

[163] RHS Lily Group. Lilies and Related Plants.
Lots of interesting snippets about plants in the family Liliaceae (in the old, broad sense)

[164] Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 4. Thompson and Morgan. 1990
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation. A good article on Yuccas, one on Sagebrush (Artemesia spp) and another on Chaerophyllum bulbosum.

[165] Mills. S. Y. The Dictionary of Modern Herbalism.
An excellent small herbal.

[166] Taylor. J. The Milder Garden. Dent 1990
A good book on plants that you didn't know could be grown outdoors in Britain.

[167] Holliday. I. and Hill. R. A Field Guide to Australian Trees. Frederick Muller Ltd. 1974 ISBN 0-85179-627-3
A well illustrated and very readable book, but it does not contain much information for the plant project.

[168] Grae. I. Nature's Colors - Dyes from Plants. MacMillan Publishing Co. New York. 1974 ISBN 0-02-544950-8
A very good and readable book on dyeing.

[169] Buchanan. R. A Weavers Garden.
Covers all aspects of growing your own clothes, from fibre plants to dyes.

[170] Dremann. C. G. Ground Cherries, Husk Tomatoes and Tomatilloes. Redwood City Seed Co 1985 ISBN 0-933421-03-6
Only a small booklet but it covers the various species in some depth.

[171] Hill. A. F. Economic Botany. The Maple Press 1952
Not very comprehensive, but it is quite readable and goes into some a bit of detail about the plants it does cover.

[172] Schofield. J. J. Discovering Wild Plants - Alaska, W. Canada and the Northwest.
A nice guide to some useful plants in that area.

[173] Crowe. A. Native Edible Plants of New Zealand. Hodder and Stoughton 1990 ISBN 0-340-508302
A very well written and illustrated book based on the authors own experiments with living on a native diet.

[174] Kariyone. T. Atlas of Medicinal Plants.
A good Japanese herbal.

[175] Bird. R. (Editor) Focus on Plants. Volume 5. (formerly 'Growing from seed') Thompson and Morgan. 1991
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation. A good article on Corydalis spp.

[176] Yeung. Him-Che. Handbook of Chinese Herbs and Formulas. Institute of Chinese Medicine, Los Angeles 1985
An excellent Chinese herbal giving information on over 500 species. Rather technical and probably best suited to the more accomplished user of herbs.

[177] Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books 1984 ISBN 3874292169
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of latin names with a brief list of edible parts.

[178] Stuart. Rev. G. A. Chinese Materia Medica. Taipei. Southern Materials Centre
A translation of an ancient Chinese herbal. Fascinating.

[179] Reid. B. E. Famine Foods of the Chiu-Huang Pen-ts'ao. Taipei. Southern Materials Centre 1977
A translation of an ancient Chinese book on edible wild foods. Fascinating.

[180] Kunming Inst. of Botany. Yunnan Camellias of China.
Lots of information and good photos.

[181] Pesman. M. W. Meet Flora Mexicana. Dale S. King. Arizona. 1962
Very readable flora but rather lacking botanically. A few notes on useful plants.

[182] Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray 1992 ISBN 0-7195-5043-2
Contains a wide range of plants with a brief description, mainly of their ornamental value but also usually of cultivation details and varieties.

[183] Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications 1990 ISBN 0-9628087-0-9
Excellent. Contains a very wide range of conventional and unconventional food plants (including tropical) and where they can be obtained (mainly N. American nurseries but also research institutes and a lot of other nurseries from around the world.

[184] Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books 1989 ISBN 0-330-30258-2
Excellent photographs and a terse description of 1900 species and cultivars.

[185] Mitchell. A. F. Conifers in the British Isles. HMSO 1975 ISBN 0-11-710012-9
A bit out of date (first published in 1972), but an excellent guide to how well the various species of conifers grow in Britain giving locations of trees.

[186] Beckett. G. and K. Planting Native Trees and Shrubs. Jarrold 1979
An excellent guide to native British trees and shrubs with lots of details about the plants.

[187] Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Perennials Volumes 1 and 2. Pan Books 1991 ISBN 0-330-30936-9
Photographs of over 3,000 species and cultivars of ornamental plants together with brief cultivation notes, details of habitat etc.

[188] Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. 1990 ISBN 0-86318-386-7
Excellent range of photographs, some cultivation details but very little information on plant uses.

[189] Bell. L. A. Plant Fibres for Papermaking. Liliaceae Press 1988
A good practical section on how to make paper on a small scale plus details of about 75 species (quite a few of them tropical) that can be used.

[190] Chatto. B. The Dry Garden. Dent 1982 ISBN 0460045512
A good list of drought resistant plants with details on how to grow them.

[191] Letter from Crarae Garden, March 1993. - 1993
A list Nothofagus species growing at Crarae Garden in Scotland.

[192] Emboden. W. Narcotic Plants Studio Vista 1979 ISBN 0-289-70864-8
A lot of details about the history, chemistry and use of narcotic plants, including hallucinogens, stimulants, inebriants and hypnotics.

[193] Low. T. Wild Food Plants of Australia. Angus and Robertson. 1989 ISBN 0-207-14383-8
Well presented, clear information and good photographs. An interesting read for the casual reader as well as the enthusiast

[194] Parmar. C. and Kaushal. M.K. Wild Fruits of the Sub-Himalayan Region. Kalyani Publishers. New Delhi. 1982
Contains lots of information on about 25 species of fruit-bearing plants of the Himalayas, not all of them suitable for cool temperate zones.

[195] Farrelly. D. The Book of Bamboo Sierra Club. 1984 ISBN 0-87156-825-X
Very readable, giving lots of information on the uses of bamboos, both temperate and tropical.

[196] Popenoe. H. et al Lost Crops of the Incas National Academy Press 1990 ISBN 0-309-04264-X
An excellent book. Very readable, with lots of information and good pictures of some lesser known food plants of S. America.

[197] Royal Horticultural Society. Ground Cover Plants. Cassells. 1989 ISBN 0-304-31089-1
A handy little booklet from the R.H.S.

[198] Li. H. L. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Volume 32. Arnold Arboretum. 1952
A monograph of the genus Actinidia.

[199] Newsholme. C. Willows - The Genus Salix. Batsford 1992 ISBN 0713468815
A very readable book on the genus.

[200] Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press 1992 ISBN 0-333-47494-5
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.

[201] Allardice.P. A - Z of Companion Planting. Cassell Publishers Ltd. 1993 ISBN 0-304-34324-2
A well produced and very readable book.

[202] Davis. B. Climbers and Wall Shrubs. Viking. 1990 ISBN 0-670-82929-3
Contains information on 2,000 species and cultivars, giving details of cultivation requirements. The text is terse but informative.

[203] Davies. D. Alliums. The Ornamental Onions. Batsford 1992 ISBN 0-7134-7030-5
Covers about 200 species of Alliums. A very short section on their uses, good details of their cultivation needs.

[204] Livingstone. B. Flora of Canada National Museums of Canada 1978 ISBN 0-660-00025-3
In 4 volumes, it does not deal with plant uses but gives descriptions and habitats.

[205] Erhardt. W. Hemerocallis. Day Lilies. Batsford. 1992 ISBN 0-7134-7065-8
A comprehensive book on the species with a short section on their uses.

[206] Larkcom J. Oriental Vegetables John Murray 1991 ISBN 0-7195-4781-4
Well written and very informative.

[207] Coffey. T. The History and Folklore of North American Wild Flowers. Facts on File. 1993 ISBN 0-8160-2624-6
A nice read, lots of information on plant uses.

[208] Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover J. M. Dent & Sons 1990 ISBN 0-460-12609-1
An excellent detailled book on the subject, very comprehensive.

[209] Chancellor. P. M. Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies C. W. Daniel Co. Ltd. 1985 ISBN 85207 002 0
Details the 38 remedies plus how and where to prescribe them.

[210] Westwood. C. Aromatherapy - A guide for home use. Amberwood Publishing Ltd 1993 ISBN 0-9517723-0-9
An excellent little pocket guide. Very concise.

[211] Coventry. B. O. Wild Flowers of Kashmir Raithby, Lawrence and Co. 1923
A nice little pocket guide to 50 wildflowers of Kashmir. This is part one of three, we have not seen the other two volumes

[212] Craighead. J., Craighead. F. and Davis. R. A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Wildflowers The Riverside Press 1963 ISBN 63-7093
Excellent little pocket guide to the area, covering 590 species and often giving details of their uses.

[213] Weiner. M. A. Earth Medicine, Earth Food. Ballantine Books 1980 ISBN 0-449-90589-6
A nice book to read though it is difficult to look up individual plants since the book is divided into separate sections dealing with the different medicinal uses plus a section on edible plants. Common names are used instead of botanical.

[214] Matthews. V. The New Plantsman. Volume 1, 1994. Royal Horticultural Society 1994 ISBN 1352-4186
A quarterly magazine, it has articles on Himalayacalamus hookerianus, hardy Euphorbias and an excellent article on Hippophae spp.

[215] BBC The Natural History Programme 16th September 1994. BBC 1994
A report on the Natural History radio 4 programme about the value of Japanese knot weed to British wildlife.

[216] Whiting. A. F. Ethnobotany of the Hopi North Arizona Society of Science and Art 1939
A very good guide the the plant uses of the N. American Hopi Indians.

[217] Les Ecologistes de l'Euzière Les Salades Sauvages Not given. 1994 ISBN 2-906128-04-X
A lovely little book about some wild salads in France. Written in French.

[218] Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. 1985 ISBN 0-917256-20-4
Details of over 1,200 medicinal plants of China and brief details of their uses. Often includes an analysis, or at least a list of constituents. Heavy going if you are not into the subject.

[219] Grey-Wilson. C. & Matthews. V. Gardening on Walls Collins 1983 ISBN 0-00-219220-0
A nice little book about plants for growing against walls and a small section on plants that can grow in walls.

[220] Stapleton. C. Bamboos of Nepal The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 1994 ISBN 0947643680
An excelllent little booklet that looks in some detail at the native bamboos of Nepal, including looking at their uses.

[221] Crook. H. Clifford. Campanulas - their cultivation and classification. Country Life 1951
The most comprehensive treatment of the genus yet written (2002).

[222] Foster. S. & Duke. J. A. A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. Eastern and Central N. America. Houghton Mifflin Co. 1990 ISBN 0395467225
A concise book dealing with almost 500 species. A line drawing of each plant is included plus colour photographs of about 100 species. Very good as a field guide, it only gives brief details about the plants medicinal properties.

[223] Rottsieper. E.H.W. Vegetable Tannins The Forestal Land, Timber and Railways Co. Ltd. 1946
A fairly detailed treatise on the major sources of vegetable tannins.

[224] Bartram. T. Agnus Castus -
A leaflet that summarizes the medicinal virtues of Vitex agnus-castus.

[225] Knees. S. The New Plantsman. Volume 2, 1995. Royal Horticultural Society 1995 ISBN 1352-4186
A quarterly magazine, it has articles on Coprosma species,

[226] Lauriault. J. Identification Guide to the Trees of Canada Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Ontario. 1989 ISBN 0889025649
Very good on identification for non-experts, the book also has a lot of information on plant uses.

[227] Vines. R.A. Trees of North Texas University of Texas Press. 1982 ISBN 0292780206
A readable guide to the area, it contains descriptions of the plants and their habitats with quite a bit of information on plant uses.

[228] McGregor. R. L. & Barkley. T. M. Flora of the Great Plains. University Press of Kansas. 1986 ISBN 070060295x
A useful source of habitats.

[229] Elias. T. The Complete Trees of N. America. Field Guide and Natural History. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. 1980 ISBN 0442238622
A very good concise guide. Gives habitats, good descriptions, maps showing distribution and a few of the uses. It also includes the many shrubs that occasionally reach tree proportions.

[230] Cribb. P. & Bailes. C. Hardy Orchids. Orchids for the Garden and Frost-free Greenhouse. Christopher Helm. London. 1989 ISBN 0 7470 0416 1
An excellent book looking at the orchids that can be grown outdoors in temperate climates and giving lots of information on how to grow them. Very lttle information on their uses.

[231] McMillan-Browse. P. Palms for Cooler Climates. Trebah Enterprises. 1993 ISBN 0 9521952 0 8
An excellent little booklet on the subject, though it does not mention many plant uses.

[232] Castro. M. The Complete Homeopathy Handbook. Macmillan. London. 1990 ISBN 0-333-55581-3
A concise beginner's guide to the subject. Very readable.

[233] Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. 1990 ISBN 0 460 86048 8
A concise guide to a wide range of perennials. Lots of cultivation guides, very little on plant uses.

[234] - Radio 4 Farming Programme, 25/08/95. - 1995
An article on the potential of Coriandrum sativum as an oil crop.

[235] Britton. N. L. Brown. A. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada Dover Publications. New York. 1970 ISBN 0-486-22642-5
Reprint of a 1913 Flora, but still a very useful book.

[236] Hitchcock. A. S. Manual of the Grasses of the United States Dover Publications. New York. 1971 ISBN 0-486-22717-0
A nice and comprehensive flora, though a bit dated. Good line drawings of each plant, plus a brief idea of the habitat and a few notes on plant uses. Not for the casual reader.

[237] Hobbs. C. Ginkgo. Elixir of Youth. Botanica Press, California. 1994 ISBN 0-9618470-3-4
Looks in detail at the medicinal virtues and also mentions some of the plants other uses. The information on traditional Chinese use and modern herbal use of the plant is backed up by an extensive bibliography.

[238] Bown. D. Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses. Dorling Kindersley, London. 1995 ISBN 0-7513-020-31
A very well presented and informative book on herbs from around the globe. Plenty in it for both the casual reader and the serious student. Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant.

[239] Kohlein. F. Gentians. Christopher Helm. London. 1991 ISBN 0-88192-192-0
A nice readable book, giving details of habitats and cultural needs of all the members of this genus, with brief notes on other members of the family.

[240] Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C. Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement). Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. 1986
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.

[241] Tsarong. Tsewang. J. Tibetan Medicinal Plants Tibetan Medical Publications, India 1994 ISBN 81-900489-0-2
A nice little pocket guide to the subject with photographs of 95 species and brief comments on their uses.

[242] Davies. P. Correspondence from Allium NCCPG collection 1997
Letter dated 21/01/97, giving additional information on Alium species.

[243] Medicinal Plants of Nepal Dept. of Medicinal Plants. Nepal. 1993
Terse details of the medicinal properties of Nepalese plants, including cultivated species and a few imported herbs.

[244] Phillips. R. & Foy. N. Herbs Pan Books Ltd. London. 1990 ISBN 0-330-30725-8
Deals with all types of herbs including medicinal, culinary, scented and dye plants. Excellent photographs with quite good information on each plant.

[245] Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. 1994 ISBN 0-7090-5440-8
An excellent, comprehensive book on scented plants giving a few other plant uses and brief cultivation details. There are no illustrations.

[246] Radio 4 AM - 1997
A news item on the Radio 4 morning news programme 'AM', 15/10/97.

[247] Knees. S. The New Plantsman. Volume 4. Royal Horticultural Society, London 1997 ISBN 1352-4186
A few articles of interest, especially Berberdopsis corallina and Tropaeolum species.

[248] Anderson. A. New Scientist IPC Magazines Ltd, London 1997 ISBN 0262-4079
A short item on a couple of soil reclamation plants, Atropa belladonna and Solanum nigrum

[249] Valder. P. Wisterias: a comprehensive guide. Florilegium. Australia. 1995 ISBN 0-646-22049-7
Excellent information and photographs of this genus with a little bit about their uses.

[250] Page. M. The Gardener's Guide to Growing Peonies. David & Charles. Newton Abbot. 1997 ISBN 0 7153 0531 X
A nice little book on the genus, giving information on their cultivation and a little info on plant uses.

[251] Grenfell. Diana The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hostas David &Charles 1996 ISBN 0-7153-0431-3
Excellent cover of the genus, though it concentrates mainly on the cultivars and does not go much into plant uses.

[252] - Scientific American August 1998 Scientific American Inc. New York 1998 ISBN 0036-8733
An interesting article on the use of halophytes as commercial food crops in dessert areas near the sea. Unfortunately lacking in detail of species used and also judges the plant's value as livestock feed rather than direct human food.

[253] Hodgson I. (Editor) The Garden Volume 123 Royal Horticultural Society 1998 ISBN 0308-5457
Articles on Fuchsia species, cultivars of Blackberries.

[254] Chevallier. A. The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants Dorling Kindersley. London 1996 ISBN 9-780751-303148
An excellent guide to over 500 of the more well known medicinal herbs from around the world.

[255] Solgar Vitamins Solgar New Product Information - Rhodiola Vegicaps. Solgar Vitamins, Tring, Herts. 1998
Information sheet from Solgar Vitamins, looking at the herbal use of Rhodiola rosea.

[256] Turner. N. J. Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples UBC Press. Vancouver. 1995 ISBN 0-7748-0533-1
Excellent little handbook about the native food plants of Western Canada. Good descriptions of the plants and their uses with colour photos of most plants.

[257] Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. 1998 ISBN 0-88192-453-9
Very comprehensive but terse guide to the native uses of plants. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Not for the casual reader.

[258] RHS. Wisley, Surrey. The Garden. Volume 124. 1999. RHS. Wisley, Surrey. 1999 ISBN 0308 5457
The monthly newsletter of the RHS, contains articles on Erythroniums.

[259] Wolverton. B. C. Eco-Friendly House Plants. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. London. 1996 ISBN 0-297-83484-3
Excellent guide to pollution in the home and those plants that can help to remove the problem. Most of the plants are not hardy outdoors in the temperate zone, though a number of species can be grown outside.

[260] Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Conservatory and Indoor Plants Volumes 1 & 2 Pan Books, London. 1998 ISBN 0-330-37376-5
Excellent photos of over 1,100 species and cultivars with habits and cultivation details plus a few plant uses. Many species are too tender for outdoors in Britain though there are many that can be grown outside.

[261] Yakovlev. G. Sytin. A. & Roskov. Yu. Legumes of Northern Eurasia Royal Botanic gardens, Kew. 1996 ISBN 0-947643-97-4
For the academic only, a list of species growing in N. Eurasia with terse details on habitat, range, uses etc.

[262] Vanderplank. J. Passion Flowers Cassell. London. 1991 ISBN 0-304-34076-6
An excellent book on passion flowers, giving information on hardy species and how to grow the less hardy in greenhouses etc. A bit lacking at times on specific information on hardyness. Excellent photographs.

[263] Raintree Nutrition Inc. Maca.htm 1999
Web site giving lots of info on Lepidium meyenii.

[264] Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Vegetables Macmillan Reference Books, London. 1995 ISBN 0 333 62640 0
Excellent and easily read book with good information and an excellent collection of photos of vegetables from around the world, including many unusual species.

[265] Carolin. R. & Tindale. M. Flora of the Sydney Region Reed. Australia. 1993 ISBN 0730104001
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.

[266] Flora of China 1994
On-line version of the Flora - an excellent resource giving basic info on habitat and some uses.

[267] Stapleton. C. Bamboos of Bhutan Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 1994 ISBN 0-947643-67-2
Excellent little booklet about the bamboos growing wild and cultivated for food, raw materials etc in Bhutan. Very good guide to identification.

[268] Stuart. M. (Editor) The Encyclopedia of Herbs and Herbalism Orbis Publishing. London. 1979 ISBN 0-85613-067-2
Excellent herbal with good concise information on over 400 herbs.

[269] Duke. J. Handbook of Energy Crops - 1983
Published only on the Internet, excellent information on a wide range of plants.

[270] Flora of N. America 0
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.

[271] Lewis. P. & Lynch. M. Campanulas - A Gardener's Guide. B. T. Batsford. London. 1998 ISBN 0-7134-8266-4
Very readable account of almost 150 members of the genus, together with their hybrids and cultivars, that are more commonly grown in gardens. Excellent photographs of many of the species.

[272] Manandhar. N. P. Plants and People of Nepal Timber Press. Oregon. 2002 ISBN 0-88192-527-6
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.

[273] Grey-Wilson. C. Clematis - The Genus B. T. Batsford. London. 2000 ISBN 0-7134-7659-1
An excellent and well illustrated concise guide to all the known specis of Clematis.

[274] Diggs, Jnr. G.M.; Lipscomb. B. L. & O'Kennon. R. J Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas Botanical Research Institute, Texas. 1999 ISBN 1-889878-01-4
An excellent flora, which is also available on-line.

[275] Flora of Japan 0
An on-line version of the flora - an excellent resource.

[276] Flora of California 0
An on-line database of the Californian flora, giving details on plant habitats and photos of the plants.

[277] Plants Database United States Department of Agriculture 0
An online database with an excellent collection of fact sheets about native N. American plants.

[278] Lister. P. Wattleseed 0
A very interesting article on the internet about the Aboriginal uses of the Genus Acacia in Australia.

[279] Medicinal Plants in the Republic of Korea World Health Organisation, Manila 1998 ISBN 92 9061 120 0
An excellent book with terse details about the medicinal uses of the plants with references to scientific trials. All plants are described, illustrated and brief details of habitats given.

[280] The Genus Epimedium and other Herbaceous Berberidaceae Stearn. W. T.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Year: 2002
ISBN 1 84246 039 0
An excellent book covering all the herbaceous members of the Berberidaceae. Gives cultivation details as well as detailed botanical descriptions. Very well illustrated with photographs, paintings and line drawings.

[281] Correspondence from Ivan Viehoff
Viehoff. I.
Year: 2003
Information regarding Azorella diapensioides.

[282] The Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs
Manning. J. Goldblatt. P. & Snijman. D.  
Timber Press, Oregon. Year
2002 ISBN
0-88192-547-0 Description
Excellent treatment of these plants, with good descriptions, habitat etc. Lots of high quality colour photographs.

[283] Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
World Health Organisation Year
1989 ISBN
92 9061 101 4 Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.

[284] Cucurbitaceae Website
An excellent site with a wide range of information and some excellent pictures of plants in this family.

[285] Florabase  
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants

[ 286 ] Flora of Australia  
The full information from the Flora of Australia - on-line. An excellent resource.

[287] Flora of Pakistan  
As of 2006, there is not much information on habitats available, but it is being developed and promises to be an excellent resource.

[288] Flora of Israel  
A good online flora with habitats and photos.

[289] The National Non-Food Crops Centre Crop Database  
An excellent on-line information source, with information on over 100 species (as of 2006) of plants being investigated as bio-crops.

[290] Trees for Survival  
An excellent site, giving fairly comprehensive information on a small number of native New Zealand trees.

[291] AAPS PharmSciTech 2006; 7 (1) Article 2  
F. Lai, S. A. Wissing,R. H. Müller & A. M. Fadda. Website
2006 ISBN
A technical report on using the essential oil with solid lipid nanoparticles as an insecticide.

[292] People Plants Database  
An online database of New Zealand plants and their Maori names and uses. An excellent information source.

[293] Poisonous Plants of North Carolina  
An excellent concise but comprehensive guide to toxic plants that grow in N. Carolina. It lists even those plants that are of very low toxicity, including several well-known food plants such as carrots and potatoes.

[294] Ornamental Plants From Russia  
Brief information on ornamental plants found growing wild in Russia, often including the habitat.

[295] PlantZAfrica.com  
An excellent site giving detailed descriptions and uses of many S. African plants.

[296] Tropical Food Gardens    
Author: Norrington. L.
Publisher: Bloomings Books (Melbourne)
Year: 2001
ISBN: 1-876473-41-x
Excellent little book giving some basic information on a range of plants.

[297] Palms of the World
Author: Blombery. A. & Rodd. T.
Publisher: Angus and Robertson
Year: 1992
ISBN: 0-207-14848-1
An excellent guide, well illustrated, with information on cultivation, uses, habitat etc of almost 200 species of Palms.

[298] Edible Leaves of the Tropics    
Author: Martin. F. W.; Ruberte. R. M. & Meitzner. L. S.
Publisher: Echo. USA.
Year: 1998
ISBN: 0-9653360-1-8
A terse guide, giving reasonable detail on the more common leaf crops and brief information on a wide range of lesser known plants.

[299] Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.   
Website: http://www.prota.org
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.

[300] Vegetables in the Tropics
Author: Tindall. H. D.
Publisher: MacMillan, Oxford.
Year: 1983
ISBN: 0-333-24268-8
An excellent, in-depth look at the main vegetable crops that can be grown in the Tropics, plus many less well-known plants.

[301] Cornucopia II    
Author:Facciola. S.
Publisher:Kampong Publications, California.
Year: 1998
ISBN: 0-9628087-2-5
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
[301b] Traditional Herbal Medicines Karalliedde. L. and Gawarammana. I. A guide to the safer use of herbal medicines. Hammersmith Press, London 2008 978-1-905140-04-6

[302] Tropical Ornamentals; A Guide
Whistler. W. Arthur.
Publisher: Timber Press Inc. Oregon.
Year: 2000
An excellent little guide to some of the more commonly cultivated ornamental plants of the Tropics, often giving some information on the plants other uses.

[302b] Commission E From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commission_E

[303] World Agroforesty Centre
An excellent online database of a huge range of trees giving very good information on each plant - its uses, ecology, identity, propagation, pests etc.

[303b] PDR for Herbal Medicines PDR (Physicians' Desk Reference)

Staff Fourth Edition Thomson 2007 1563636786

[304] Handbook of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants
Kapoor. L. D.
Publisher: CRC Press, Florida.
Year: 2001
ISBN: 0-8493-2929-9
A very detailed book on some of the key Ayurvedic herbs, giving both technical and non-technical information on each plant. The whole is very well referenced.

[304b] PFAF Database User Comments PFAF.org Users These comments are made by website users and not verified.

[305] Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk  
A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.

[305b] Natural Medicines Comprehensive

Database http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com Paid natural medical database

[306] Under-Utilized Tropical Fruits of Thailand. RAP Publication 2001/26   
Author: Suranant Subhadrabandhu
Publisher: F. A. O., The United Nations, Bangkok.
Year: 2001
A detailed report on 35 fruit species that could have potential for increased production in Thailand.

[307] Tropical and Subtropical Trees - A Worldwide Encyclopaedic Guide.
Author:Barwick. M.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, London
Year: 2004
ISBN: 0-500-51181-0
A superb book, very concise and well written, giving a wealth of information on 400 or more species including descriptions, habitat, cultivation details and plant uses. A wealth of colour photographs bring each plant vividly to life.

[306b] Edible Forest Gardens: Vision and Theory v1 David Jacke Chelsea Green 2005
[307b] Edible Forest Gardens: Design and Practice v2 David Jacke Chelsea Green 2006

[308] Flora Zambesiaca 
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

[309 - Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida 
University of Florida Year
PDF fact sheets on over 500 shrubs.

[310 - Plant Resources of Southeast Asia 

[311 - Medicinal Plants in the South Pacific
WHO Regional Publications, Manilla. 1998
ISBN: 92-9061-118-9

[312 - Traditional Trees of Pacific Islands
Elevitch. Craig. R. (Editor)
Permanent Agriculture Resources, Hawaii. 2006
ISBN: 0970254458

[313 - International Legume Database & Information Service 

A valuable web-based database of legumes. Gives accurate botanical names, brief details of range and habitat, plus links for more information.

[314 - Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia.  
Contains at least a little information on the majority of palm and cycad species, plus a wealth of photographs. A first class website.

[315 - Flora of Barro Colorado Island  
Croat. Thomas B. Website
Stanford University Press Year
1978 ISBN
0-8047-0950-5 Description
A very good flora of an area in Panama. Written some years ago, so some of the names have been changed. The book is out of print, but the whole flora is now available on the web.

[316 - Tropical Timbers of the World. Ag. Handbook No. 607.
Chudnoff. Martin.
USDA Forest Service. Wisconsin. 1984
Description: Terse details on the properties of the wood of almost 400 species of trees from the Tropics.

[317 - Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants  
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.

[318 - Raintree Nutrition - Tropical Plant Database  
Detailed information on the medicinal uses of more than two hundred rainforest plants, mainly from S. America, with basic descriptions of the plants, their other uses etc.

[318-1 Natural Capital™ Plant Database
A repository of temperate climate plant information for ecological design.

[319 - University of California Riverside. Citrus Variety Collection  

A series of fact sheets about various Citrus species and related species, plus varieties. Good photographs, some helpful information on uses.

[320 - Trees Commonly Cultivated in SE Asia
Jensen. M.
FAO Regional Office, Bangkok. 1999
ISBN 974-89377-5-5

[321 - Lost Crops of Africa. Vol. 1 Grains.
National Academy Press. 1996
ISBN 0-309-04990-3
Masses of information on about 70 species of plants that have been utilized for their edible seeds in Africa.

[322 - Lost Crops of Africa. Vol. 2 Vegetables.
National Academy Press. 2006
ISBN 0309103339
Masses of information on about 70 species of plants that have been utilized as vegetables in Africa.

[323 - Lost Crops of Africa. Vol. 3 Fruits.
National Academy Press. 2008
ISBN 030910596X
Masses of information on about 70 species of plants that have been utilized as fruits in Africa.

[324 - Edible Nuts.  
Non-Wood Forest Products, Handbook 5  
Wickens G.E. Website
FAO, Rome. Year
1995 ISBN
92-5-103748-5 Description
Detailed information on 20 of the most valuable nut crops, plus more basic information on a wide range of other nut-producing plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

[325 - Seed Leaflets  
Various Website
Forest & Landscape. Denmark Year
A series of leaflets, jointly produced by the University of Copenhagen and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, focussing on seed information for a number species, but also giving a lot of other information about each plant.

[326 - Flora of Zimbabwe  
Over 2,000 species as of 2009 (and growing). Each record usually has at least one photo with a botanical description of the plant, range, habitat etc. A very useful site.

[327 - Euphorbiaceae of Malesia  
An online resource that is still being developed, it gives detailed botanical descriptions of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae found growing in Malesia (the region from Peninsual Malaysia through Indonesia, the Philippines).

[328 - African Flowering Plants Database  
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques. Year
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.

[329 - The Gymnosperm Database  
A vast amount of information on conifers and families of gymnosperms.

[330 - ChileFlora  
Not realy a flora, but a lovely site with lots of helpful information for the gardener and an abundance of excellent photos covering over 2,000 species of Chilean plants.

[331 - Flora of Guatemala  
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark Website
1946 - 1976 ISBN
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/

[332 - The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Burkil. H. M.
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew. 1985 - 2004
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/

[333 - Tree Species of Panama  
Factsheets on all the tree and shrub species of Panama, giving identification guide, brief guide to the species and some uses. A vast, but rather incomplete work as of 15/07/09.

[334 - Flora of Peninsula Malaysia  
In the process of being assembled (15/07/09), it is currently a series of check sheets giving species name, brief description, habitat and high quality photos of the plants.

[335 - Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service 1987

[336 - Fruits of Warm Climates
Morton. J.
Florida Flair books, Florida. 1987
ISBN: 0961018410

[337 - Tropical Tree Seed Manual  
Vosso. J. Editor. Website
USDA Forest Service. Year
2002 ISBN
An extremely good guide, it can also be downloaded in its entirety from the address shown above.

[338 - IUCN Red List of Threatened Species  
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.

[339 - Agroforestry in the Pacific Islands: Systems for Sustainability  
W.C. Clarke and R.R. Thaman (Editors) Website
United Nations University Press, Tokyo Year
1993 ISBN
92-808-0824-9 Description
The guide includes information on 100 species of plants for Agroforestry. It is also available on the web at the address given above.

[340 - Iracambi Medicinal Plants  
Gallia. E. Website
2003 ISBN
Basic iInformation on 14 plants of the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil.

[343 - Growing Native Plants  
A series of articles giving details of cultivation and matters of general interest (including a few plant uses) on over 250 Australian plants.

[344 - Boda Grass - Expression of Interest  
2009 ISBN
An internet page from the Forest Depf of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, inviting tenders for utilizing Cymbopogon coloratus as a source of essential oil, fibre for paper making and biomass.

[347 - Tropical Palms  
Non-Wood Forest Products No. 10  
Johnson D.V. Website
FAO, Rome Year
2011 ISBN
978-92-5-106742-0 Description
A terse guide to some of the uses of palms. Also available for download from the web. (Search for "FAO Tropical Palms")

[348 - Medicinal Plants of the Guianas  
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J. Website
Smithsonian Museum Year
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre- awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region

[349 - Global Tree Campaign - 40 Species in Trade  
Information on the habitats, uses and some cultivation notes for 40 species of timber trees.

[350 - National Tropical Botanical Garden  
General information on almost 400 species, with descriptions, habitats and some uses.

[352 - KemperCentreForHomeGardeningPlantFinder  
Missouri Botanical Garden Year
Basic cultivation details, plant uses, habitat etc for several thousand species of plants, mainly from the temperate zone.

[353 - Hawaii's Species of Greatest Conservation Need  
A series of fact sheets produced by the state Government of Hawaii giving information on some of the most endangered species on the Islands.

[354 - Plants of Guam  
Moore P.H. & McMakin P. Website
University of Guam. Year
1979 ISBN
Brief details, usually with a photo, of plants native to the island of Guam, often together with some information on their uses. An online version is available.

[355 - Rainforest Conservation Fund  
Terse details on usage and Agroforestry notes, coupled with some good photos.

[357 - Medicinal Plants of Kadazandusun, Malaysia.  
Julius Kulip; Sining Unchi; George Majawat. Website
Forestry Research Centre, Sabah Year
A report from the Forestry Research Centre at Sabah, listing the plants that are used medicinally by local peoples. Very brief list of Botanical names and uses. Also published on the internet.

[358 - Online Guide to Chek Jawa  
Brief fact sheets on some of the plants growing in the Mangrove swamps and along the adjoining shore line.

[359 - Trees of Sungai Wain  
An excellent site with factsheets on almost 1,000 species of forest trees growing at Sungai Wain in Indonesia. Each factsheet has good quality pictures plus basic information on the ecology and uses of the plants.

[360 - Philippine Medicinal Plants  
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.

[361 - Bamboos of India: A Compendium  
Seethalakshmi K.K., Muktesh Kumar M.S. Website
Brill. Year
2002 ISBN
8186247254 Description
A very good book giving botanical descriptions of the plants with brief notes on subjects such as uses, habitat and range. It is also available to view on the Internet.

[362 - Dominica Botanic Gardens  
An on-line resource, providing top quality pictures and some basic information on various plants being grown at the Botanic Gardens, often including uses and habitat.

[363 - Technical Information on 134 Species of Bolivian Woods  
USDA Forest Service -- Forest Products Lab Website
USDA Forest Service Year
A PDF file, available for download. Exactly what the title says, brief and to the point.

[364 - Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania.  
Lovett J.C.; Ruffo C.K.; Gereau R.E.; Taplin J.R.D Website
Frontier Year
1-873070-33-0 Description
A lovely little book giving a basic identification guide to more than 650 species of trees growing in Tanzania. It is also available to view on the internet.

[365 - Flora of New South Wales  
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.

[366 - The Botany of Citrus and Its Wild Relatives  
Swingle. W.T. Website
An on-line document giving lots of information about Citrus species and their relatives. A bit dated, but still an incredibly detailed work.


[368-1 Missouri Botanical Garden Website
Missouri Botanical Garden

[368 - Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Volume 30  
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis. Year
1943 ISBN
Contains parts of the Flora of Panama.This, and other volumes of the series, are available for download from the Internet.

[369 - Flora of Costa Rica  
Standley P.C. Website
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago Year
1938 ISBN
Rather dated, but an excellent treatment of the area. Available for download from the internet.

[370 - Minor Oil Crops  
Axtell. B.L.; Fairman. R.M. Website
FAO; Rome. Year
1992 ISBN
92-5-103128-2 Description
A well-written small guide that includes information on over 20 species. Also available for download from the internet.

[371 - Oil Yielding Plants  
Botanical Survey of India. Year
2004 ISBN
A PDF downloaded from the Internet. Very terse details about the applications of oil obtained from over 300 species of plants.

[372 - Flowers of India  
Good quality photos and terse details on almost 2,000 species and cultivars.

[373 - The Essential Oil of Dipterocarpus Kerrii  
Ibrahim Bin Jantan Website
Forest Research Institute; Malaysia, Kepong. Year
1988 ISBN
A PDF document, downloaded from the internet. An analysis of the essential oil and some notes on traditional uses.

[374 - Contact-Poisonous Plants of the World  
Rohde. M. Website
2006 ISBN
A document on the internet. Gives brief information on about 35 species of plants that can cause severe problems from a single contact with the skin.

[375 - Grassland Species - Profiles  
Terse information on over 650 species of plants that grow in grassland, including trees, shrubs and perennial plants as well as grasses. Gives a brief description of the plant, its range and habitat and some of its uses.

[376 - Neotropical Blueberries - The Plant Family Ericaceae  
Luteyn. J.L. & Pedraza-Peñalosa. P. Website
A very comprehensive on-line guide to the Ericaceae of tropical America, giving full botanical descriptions, often with details of plant uses.

[377 - Trade Winds Fruit  
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.

[379 - Silvics of North America. Agricultural Handbook No. 654.  
Burns. R.M. & Honkala. B.H. Website
USDA Forest Service; Washington DC. Year
1990 ISBN
A very comprehensice guide to about 200 species of timber trees of N. America, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Mainly temperate species, plus a number of tropical species. It is downloadable from the Internet.

[381 - Timber Trees of Meso America.  
2005 ISBN
A PDF document, published on the internet. Detailed reports on about 30 species of timber trees from Central America.

[384 - Strategies for the Sustaibable Use and Management of Timber Trees - SE Asia.  
UNEP; Cambridge, UK. Year
2007 ISBN
A draft document in PDF format, available on the Internet. It gives brief details on habitat, uses etc of over 100 species of trees from SE Aia.

[385 - Bihrmann's Caudiciforms  
An internet site giving information on caudiciform plants (plants with swollen stem bases such as the Baobab tree, cycads and many succulents). Excellent photos, usually of cultivated plants in pots.

[386 - Forest Stewardship Council.  
The site contains information on the properties of some less well-known tropical timbers. The Forest Stewardship Council works actively to protect tropical forests by encouraging sustainable harvesting of the trees.

[388 - Guide to the Trees of Papua New Guinea  
Conn. B.J. & Damas. K.Q. Website
An Internet site giving good descriptions of the trees of Papua New Guinea.

[391 - African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 6 (22)  
Adesokan. A.A., Akanji. M.A. & Yakubu. M.T. Website
Academic Journals Year
2007 ISBN
A research paper on the efficacy of the bark extract of Annickia chlorantha (named Enantia chlorantha in the paper) as an antimicrobial.

[393 - Flora and Fauna of Africa  
Contains photos and basic information on the plant and its uses. So far just over 70 species appear on the site, though they say that it is a work in progress.

[394 - Flora Capensis  
Hiern. W.P.; Brown N.E. Website
1909 ISBN
Rather dated, and many of the botanical names have been changed since it was written, but contains a wealth of information about plants of southern Africa. It can be downloaded or viewed online.

[395 - Pharmaceutical monographs for 60 South African plant species  
Scott, G. and Springfield, E.P. Website
2004 ISBN
A series of 60 monographs of S. African medicinal plants. Well written, with information on traditional uses and modern research into the plants.

[397 - Australian Native Plants Society  
A series of fact sheets on Australian plants. Good photographs, brief description and information on uses, habitat, range, cultivation etc.

[399 - Hawaiian Native Plant Propagation Database  
Detailed information on the propagation of a wide range of Hawaiian plants.

[400 - Hawaii Biodiversity and Mapping Programme  
A series of fact sheets on some of the more threatened species of plant and animal life on the islands of Hawaii. Over 1,300 soecies, about half of which are plants!

[401 - Non-wood Forest Products of Central Africa.  
Sunderland. T.; Clark. L. & Vantomme. P. Website
FAO; Rome. Year
1999 ISBN
Papers from a workshop organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Downloadable from the FAO website.

[402 - Contribution to an evaluation of tree species using the new CITES Listing Criteria  
UNEP-WCMC; Cambridge. Year
1999 ISBN
A document produced by UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre in 1999. It contains fact sheets on more than 200 tree species from around the globe.

[404 - Digital Compendium of Forestry Species of Cambodia  
www.digitalspecies.blogspot.com; Phnom Penh Year
2008 ISBN
A very detailed booklet, produced in PDF format on the internet, giving information on around 100 species of trees.

[406 - Pharmacognosy Magazine Vol. 4 Issue 16  
Dayananda. P.D.: Yapa. W.B.; Ratnasoorya. W.D. Website
Phcog.Net Year
2008 ISBN
Articles on the medicinal properties of plants.

[407 - BoDD (Botanical Dermatology Database)  
Brief notes on a very wide range of plants that have reports of causing harm to the skin.

[413 - Global Invasive Species Database  
Very detailed information on almost 400 species (with more being added) of plants that have become weeds in areas outside their native range.

[414 - Forest, Farm, and Community Tree Network  
A series of in-depth factsheets on a wide range of plants, especially leguminous trees.

[415 - Tropical Forages  
Mainly focussed on forage plants, the site gives a lot of information on the plant, with a good botanical description, details of cultivation, plant uses and a good selection of photographs.

[417 - Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database  
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.

[418 - Ecocrop  
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.

[419 - Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Author: Lorenzi. H.
Publisher: Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year: 2002
ISBN: 85-86714-17-8
Description: Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.

[420 - Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Author: Lorenzi. H.
Publisher: Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year: 2002
ISBN: 85-86714-15-1
Description: Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.

[421- Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 54
Publisher: Missouri Botanical Garden
Year: 1967
Description: An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. This volume contains parts of the Flora of Panama.

[422-Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Author: van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher: Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year: 1985
ISBN: 90-9000988-4
Description: Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.

[423 - Desert Tropicals  
The main focus of the site is succulent plants, but it also contains information on a wide range of other species. Usually at least one good photograph, plus basic information about the plant and its cultivation.

[435 - Solanaceae Source  
Incredible detail on all the species in Solanum (now also including the Tomatoes which were formerly in Lycopersicon). The site will eventually include all other Genera within the Solanaceae.

[436 - Native Plants Hawaii  
A website containing information on a range of native Hawaiian plants, with descriptions, habitat, traditional uses etc.

[437 - Fern Databank, Sahah.  
Information on the ferns growing at Sabah in Indonesia. A description, habitat and plant uses are givem, often accompanied by a photo.

[438 - Ferns and Man in New Guinea  
Croft. J. Website
1982 ISBN
Based on a paper presented to Papua New Guinea Botany Society in 1982, gives a brief guide to the uses of 42 species of fern in New Guinea. Published on the internet.

[440 - Brisbane Rainforest Action and Information Network,  
Information on plants in the Queensland Rainforests.

[442 - Timber Notes - Light Hardwoods V (Mersawa, Nyatoh, Pelajau, Penarahan, Perupok).  
Timber Technology Bulletin No. 15  
Gan K.S.; Choo K.T.; Lim S.C. Website
Forest Research Institute; Malaysia Year
1999 ISBN
139-258 Description
Part of an excellent series of s, this one giving brief information on the timber of several Malaysian hardwoods. Available as a PDF file on the Internet.

[443 - Biotik, Laos  
Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.

[445 - Electronic Journal of Biotechnology. Vol.12 No.3.  
Kantachote D.; Kowpong K.; Charernjiratrakul W.; Pengnoo A. Website
2009 ISBN
A paper researching the possibilities of using the fruit of Morinda coreia to make a liquid manure.

[446 - Flora of Thailand - Rubiaceae  
Part of the Flora of Thailand project.

[449 - Anti-hemorrhagic Activity of Four Brazilian Vegetable Species  
Nishijima C.M.; Hiruma-Lima C.A. Et al Website
Molecules; Basel Year
2009 ISBN
1420-3049 Description
Research paper on the use of flavones in four Brazilian plant species to treat haemorrhaging as a result of snake bites. An open source document, available online.

[451 - Flora Malesiana Series 1  
Various Website
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch Year
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

[452 - The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture (6 volumes)  
Bailey L.H. Website
The MacMillan Company, Toronto. Year
1919 ISBN
Rather dated, but it still contains a wealth of useful information. It can be downloaded from the internet.

[453 - Woods of Northeastern Peru  
Williams L. Website
Field Museum Press; Chicago. Year
1936 ISBN
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.

[454 - Useful Fiber Plants of the World  
Dodge C.R. Website
USDA; Washington. Year
1897 ISBN
A rather dated, but very comprehensive catalogue of fibre plants from around the world. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.

[455 - Flore de Madagascar et des Comores  
Humbert H. Website
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris Year
1946 - 1984 ISBN
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.

[456 - Adansonia Vol. 15  
Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Tome 15  
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle; Paris. Year
1993 ISBN
Contains treatments of a number of genera. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

[458 - Rubber. Its Sources, Cultivation and Preparation.  
Brown H. Website
John Murray; London. Year
1914 ISBN
Written in the days before synthetic rubbers and the loss of interest in finding new rubber sources. A good amount of information on latex-producing plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

[459 - The Useful Plants of the Island of Guam  
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol 9  
Safford W.E. Website
Smithsonian Institute; Washington. Year
1905 ISBN
A very comprehensive, if rather dated, guide to the plants of Guam. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

[460 - Flora Medica  
Lindley J. Website
Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans: London Year
1838 ISBN
A massive work - many of the botanical names have changed, but the book is still a wealth of information.

[463 - Journal of the Linnean Society. Vol. 45  
1920 - 1922 ISBN
Contains a section dealing with plants from New Caledonia.

[464 - A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon  
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D. Website
Dulau and Co; London. Year
1898 ISBN
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

[465 - An Enumeration of Philippine Flowering Plants  
Merrill E.D. Website
Bureau of Science, Manila. Year
1925 ISBN
Mainly a list of plant names, plus some synonyms, giving details of where the name was published. Also gives a note on the range of the plant, its habitat and local names. Unfortunately, it does not even give a brief description of the plant.

[466 - Useful Plants of Nyasaland  
Williamson J. Website
The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland. Year
1955 ISBN
Brief details of the uses of almost 500 species of plants.

[467 - The Philippine Journal of Science. Vol. 4  
Freer P.C. (Editor) Website
The Bureau of Science, Philippines. Year
1909 ISBN
A number of articles on Philippine plants, including one on the qualities of Philippine woods.

[468 - The Bahama Flora  
Britton N.L.; Millspaugh C.F. Website
Britton N.L.; Millspaugh C.F., New York. Year
1920 ISBN
A botanical description, often accompanied by the plants habitat, of the Flora of the Bahamas.

[469 - Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol. 27  
Standley P.C. Website
Smithsonian Institute; Washington. Year
1928 ISBN
Contains a Flora of the Panama Canal zone

[473 - Novon Vol 6  
Various Website