Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants : Volume 1, Fruits / by Lim T. K.

  • T. K., Lim. [author] [aut http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut]
  • 1st ed. 2012.
  • Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer 2012
Physical description
XV, 835 p. 420 illus. in color. online resource.
  • 9789048186617
  • Springer Nature
  • Introduction -- Actinidiaceae -- Adoxaceae -- Anacardiaceae -- Annonaceae -- Apocynaceae -- Araceae -- Averrhoaceae.-� Betulaceae -- Bignoniaceae.-� Bixaceae -- Bombacaceae -- Bromeliaceae -- Burseraceae -- Cactaceae -- Caricaceae.-� Cuppressaceae -- Cycadaceae -- Medical Glossary -- Scientific Glossary -- Common Name Index -- Scientific Name Index.
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  • Edible Medicinal and Non-medicinal Plants is a comprehensive and scientifically up-to-date work covering� more than a thousand species of plants in a multi-compendium format. The aim is to create awareness and interest in the rich and diverse array of such plants. The edible species dealt with in this work include to a larger extent� lesser-known, wild and underutilized crops� and also common and widely grown crops that are consumed as fruits, vegetables,� culinary herbs, pulses, cereals, spices and condiments, root crops, beverages, mushrooms, edible oils and stimulants. All relevant available and up-to-date information collated are provided in a comprehensive referenced format �accompanied by copious coloured images to assist in the �identification of the edible plant and plant parts. � Topics covered include: taxonomy (botanical name and synonyms); common English and vernacular names; origin and distribution; agro-ecological requirements; edible plant part and uses; plant botany; nutritive and medicinal/pharmacological properties, traditional medicinal uses and up-to-date research findings; other� non-edible uses; and selected/cited� references for further reading. � �Each volume covers about a hundred edible species arranged according to botanical families, and species in alphabetical order. Each volume has� a separate� index for scientific and common names and separate scientific and medical glossaries The first few volumes focus on edible fruit crops used as food followed by those used as vegetables. � Volume 1 covers edible fruits in the families: Actinidiaceae, Adoxaceae, Anacardiaceae, Annonaceae, Apocynaceae, Araceae, Arecaceae, Averrhoaceae, Betulaceae, Bignoniaceae, Bixaceae, Bombacaceae, Bromeliaceae, Burseraceae, Cactaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Caricaceae, Cuppressaceae and Cycadaceae.

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