Plant Taxonomic Literature Microfiche Collection

This unique collection includes 4,679 important, and often rare, reference works in plant taxonomy, available by phytogeographic regions. There is also an accompanying Bibliographic Guide whose specifications are shown below.

978 0 859 64217 0
January 1989
297 x 210 mm
177 pp
Chadwyck-Healey in association with the Natural History Museum

About the collection

Up to now the microfiche collection, Plant Taxonomic Literature, has only been available in its entirety. Now botanists and amateur naturalists will have the opportunity to acquire just those titles relevant to their own regions. 

This unique collection includes 4,679 important, and often rare, reference works in plant taxonomy, available by phytogeographic regions.The Complete Microfiche Collection costs £30,650. The accompanying Bibliographic Guide is available at £95.00. Details of the guide are shown in the specifications above.

The selection of titles in the microfiche collection was originally made possible by publication of the second edition of Stafleu and Cowan's Taxonomic Literature. Using this new edition, Dr James Mears, an authority on taxonomic literature and documentation, produced a master list of the basic, non-journal publications in plant taxonomy. The titles were then evaluated as to usefulness, rarity and region of geographic relevance. Works useful for tropical studies were given a high priority rating.

Dr Mears has now classified the titles in the collection into phytogeographic divisions and subdivisions so that it is possible to purchase the key works dealing with the plants of one or more regions only. 

The titles included are those botanists concerned with plant terminology most often have difficulty locating. This is particularly valuable in a field such as plant taxonomy where verification of original references is essential both for maintaining a stable terminology and for communicating effectively through the languages of the scientific world.

Few libraries hold more than a small proportion of the titles offered in Plant Taxonomic Literature. Their republication on microfiche makes available a collection that could no longer be built up from original works. A printed handlist of titles is supplied with orders for individual regions. 

Both the Complete Microfiche Collection and the Bibliographic Guide are available to order from our co-publisher Chadwyck-Healey. For details of how to contact them, please visit Publishing partners.

Phytogeographic regions

The complete collection is available by phytogeographic regions as follows:

  • America
    - Latin America
    - North America
  • Indian sub-continent
  • Continental Asia and Japan
  • Australasia
  • Africa
  • Europe and the Near East
    - British Isles
    - North Europe
    - Middle Europe
    - Eastern Europe
    - Italy and the Mediterranean
    - France
    - Iberia
    - Europe - general
    - Near East
  • Medical Botany

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