Mansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
Edited by P. Hanelt with contributions by numerous experts
This long-awaited English edition of the famous "Mansfeld" gives a full account of all agricultural
and horticultural plants, other than ornamentals, grown throughout the world presently or in the
past. More than 6040 species are covered, including food crops, forage, oil, fibre, spice,
medicinal, industrial and so-called auxiliary plants (shade trees, green manure or cover plants).
Summaries are given on some hundreds of additional species which have been grown so far
only under experimental conditions or in breeding programs. Reference is made not only to
highly domesticated or economically important crops, but also to those hardly differing from
their wild forms or grown only locally and regionally. This work is a unique documentation of
the wide potential of cultivable plants.
Hardcover - 6 Volumes LXV + 3645 pp, 191 figs. ISBN 9783540410171
"This is truly a landmark text, presenting the labors of several decades by the world's leading
systematic botanists and plant collectors. This book is an indispensable reference work on the
world's economic plants, and it belongs in every botanical and horticultural library."
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