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Life Sciences - Plant Sciences | Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants - Volume 4, Fruits

Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants

Volume 4, Fruits

Lim, T. K.

2012, XIII, 1022 p. 439 illus. in color.

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  • More than 400 coloured illustrations per volume
  • Referenced up-to-date-information on nutritive and medicinal properties
  • Common and vernacular names to help in plant identification 
  • Medical and scientific glossaries

This book continues as volume 4 of a multi-compendium on Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants. It covers edible fruits/seeds used fresh, cooked or processed into other food products, or used as vegetables, spices, stimulants, edible oils  and beverages. It encompasses Fagaceae, Grossulariaceae, Hypoxidaceae, Myrsinaceae, Olacaceae, Oleaceae, Orchidaceae, Oxalidaceae,  Pandanaceae, Passifloraceae, Pedaliaceae, Phyllanthaceae, Pinaceae, Piperaceae, Rosaceae and Rutaceae. 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. To help in identification of the plant, edible parts and food products more than 400 coloured illustrations are included.

As in the preceeding  two volumes, topics covered include: taxonomy (botanical name and synonyms); common English and vernacular names; origin and distribution; agro-ecological requirements; edible plant parts and uses; plant botany; nutritive, medicinal and pharmacological properties with up-to-date research findings; traditional medicinal uses; other  non-edible uses; and selected/cited  references for further reading. This volume has  separate  indices for scientific and common names; and separate scientific and medical glossaries.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Bioactive Plant Products - Edible/Food Plants - Medicinal Plants - Natural Plant Products - Plant Uses

Related subjects » Agriculture - Biomedical Sciences - Chemistry - Ecology - Medicine - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Fagaceae.- Castanea sativa. Quercus infectoria.- Grossulariaceae.- Ribes nigrum. Ribes rubrum. Ribes uva-crispa. Ribes x nidigrolaria.- Hypoxidaceae. Molineria latifolia.- Myrsinaceae. Ardisia crenata. Ardisia elliptica.- Olacaceae. Scorodocarpus borneensis.- Oleaceae. Olea europaea.- Orchidaceae. Vanilla planifolia.- Oxalidaceae. Sarcotheca diversifolia.- Pandanaceae. Pandanus conoideus. Pandanus dubius. Pandanus julianettii. Pandanus leram. Pandanus spiralis. Pandanus tectorius.- Passifloraceae. Passiflora edulis. Passiflora foetida. Passiflora ligularis. Passiflora miniata. Passiflora quandrangularis.- Pedaliaceae. Sesamum indicum.- Phyllanthaceae. Antidesma bunius. Baccaurea angulata. Baccaurea dulcis. Baccaurea edulis. Baccaurea lanceolata. Baccaurea macrocarpa. Baccaurea motleyana. Baccaurea racemosa. Baccaurea ramiflora. Phyllanthus acidus. Phyllanthus emblica.- Pinaceae. Pinus koraiensis. Pinus pinea.- Piperaceae. Piper cubeba. Pinus nigrum. Piper retrofractum.- Rosaceae. Amelanchier alnifolia. Chaenomeles speciosa. Cydonia oblonga. Eriobotrya japonica. Fragaria x ananassa. Malus spectabilis. Malus x domestica. Mespilus germanica. Prunus armeniaca. Prunus avium. Prunus domestica. Prunus domestica subsp. Insititia. Prunus dulcis. Prunus persica var. Nucipersica. Prunus persica var: Persica. Prunus salicina. Pseudocydonia sinensis. Pyrus bretschneideri. Pyrus communis. Pyrus pyrifolia. Purus ussuriensis. Rubus fruticosus aggr.. Rubus idaeus. Rubus occidentalis. Rubus ursinus x idaeus 'Boysenberry'. Rubus x loganobaccus. Sorbus domestica.- Rutaceae. Aegle marmelos. Citrus’Meyer’. Citrus amblycarpa. Citrus australasica. Citrus australis. Citrus garrawayi. Citurs hystrix. Citrus inodora. Citrus japonica ‘Marumi’. Citrus japonica ‘Meiwa’. Citrus japonica ‘Nagami’. Citrus japonica ‘Polyandra’. Citrus latifolia. Citrus maxima. Citrus medica. Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis. Citrus reticulate. Citrus reticulata Satsuma Group. Citrus reticulata ‘Shiranui’. Citrus wintersii. Citrus x aurantiifolia. Citrus x aurantium Grapefruit Group. Citrus x aurantium Sour Orange Group. Citrus x aurantium Sweet Orange Group. Citrus x aurantium Tangelo Group. Citrus x aurantium Tangor Group. Citrus x floridana. Citrus x taitensis. Citrus x limon. Citrus x microcarpa. Clausena lansium. Limonia acidissima. Merrillia caloxylon. Poncirus trifoliata. Triphasia trifolia. Zanthoxylum simulans.- Medical Glossary. Scientific glossary. Common Name Index. Scientific Name Index.

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Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India

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