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Pondweeds, Bur-reeds and Their Relatives of British Columbia

Aquatic Families of Monocotyledons - Revised Edition

by (author) T. Christopher Brayshaw

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2001
Botany, Lakes, Ponds & Swamps, General
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2001
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In this revised edition, Dr T.C. Brayshaw describes all of the aquatic monocotyledons in British Columbia. (Monocotyledons are a major subgroup of flowering plants that have embryos with only one seed leaf.) This group comprises four orders and fourteen families of plants in freshwater and marine environments. The most populous families are the pondweeds and bur-reeds, but others a re water-plantains, arrow-grasses, arums (Skunk Cabbage), duckweeds and cat-tails.

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Contributor Notes

T. Christopher Brayshaw is Curator Emeritus of Botany at the Royal B.C. Museum and one of the prvince's foremost botanists. He is the author of several other RBCM books, including Trees and Shrubs of British Columbia and Plant Collecting for the Amateur.

Editorial Reviews

“A must for any botanical collection.? — Ross Archibald, The Victoria Naturalist

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