Flora Capensis: Being A Systematic Description Of The Plants Of The Cape Colony, Caffraria And Port Natal, And Neighbouring Territories (Cambridge ... - Botany and Horticulture) (Volume 1) by William H. Harvey (Author)
Soft Cover, 7 volume set in 10 pieces: Vol 1, 546 pages, Vol 2, 621 pages, Vol 3, 633 pages, Vol 4 part 1, 1168 pages, Vol 4 part 2, 479 pages, Vol 5 part 1, 747 pages, Vol 5 Part 2, 606 pages, Vol 5 part 3, 332 pages, Vol 6, 563 pages, Vol 7 791 pages.
This seminal publication began life as a collaborative effort between the Irish botanist William Henry Harvey (1811-66) and his German counterpart Otto Wilhelm Sonder (1812-81). Relying on many contributors of specimens and descriptions from colonial South Africa - and building on the foundations laid by Carl Peter Thunberg, whose Flora Capensis (1823) is also reissued in this series - they published the first three volumes between 1860 and 1865. These were reprinted unchanged in 1894, and from 1896 the project was supervised by William Thiselton-Dyer (1843-1928), director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. A final supplement appeared in 1933. Reissued now in ten parts, this significant reference work catalogues more than 11,500 species of plant found in South Africa. Opening with a preface which clarifies the project's original scope, Volume 1 covers Ranunculaceae to Connaraceae.