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Life Sciences - Plant Sciences | Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants - Volume 7, Flowers

Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants

Volume 7, Flowers

Lim, T. K.

2014, XII, 1102 p. 232 illus., 109 illus. in color.

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  • 200- 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 7 of a multi-compendium on Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants. It covers  plants with edible flowers whose floral parts including the stalk and flower nectar  are eaten as conventional or functional food and may provide a source of food colorant, additive or neutraceuticals. This volume covers  plant species  with edible flowers from families Acanthaceae to Fabaceae in  a tabular form  and  seventy five such species from the families Amaryllidaceae, Apocynaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Asparagaceae, Asteraceae, Balsaminaceae, Begoniaceae, Bignoniaceae, Brassicaceae, Cactaceae, Calophyllaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Combretaceae, Convolvulaceae, Costaceae, Doryanthaceae and Fabaceae  in detail.  The edible species dealt with in this work include wild and underutilized crops and also common and widely grown ornamentals. To help in identification of the plant and edible parts about 200 coloured illustrations are included.


As in the preceeding  six 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 flowers - Edible/food plants - Medicinal plants - Natural plant products

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

Table of contents 


Tulbaghia violacea


Plumeria obtusa

Plumeria rubra


 Telosma cordata


Agave sisalana

Muscari neglectum

Polianthus tuberosa

Yucca filamentosa


Achillea millefolium

Acmella oleracea

Ageratum conyzoides

Argyranthemum frutescens

Bellis perennis

Calendula officinalis

Centaurea cyanus

Chrysanthemum morifolium

Chrysanthemum indicum

Cosmos sulphureus

Cynara cardunculus

Dahlia coccinea

Dahlia pinnata

Echinacea purpurea

Helianthus annuus

Matricaria chamomilla

Tagetes erecta

Tagetes lucida

Tagetes patula

Tagetes tenuifolia

Tanacetum parthenium

Tanacetum vulgare

Taraxacum officinale


Impatiens balsamina

Impatiens walleriana


Begonia cucullata var. cucullata

Begonia x tuberhybrida


Spathodea campanulata


Brassica oleracea (Botrytis Group)

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)

Brassica oleracea italica x alboglabra

Lobularia maritima

Matthiola incana


Ephiphyllum oxypetalum


Mesua ferua


Lonicera confusa

Lonicera japonica


Dianthus barbatus

Dianthus caryophyllus

Dianthus chinensis



Combretum indicum


 Ipomoea alba


Cheilocostus speciosus

Costus barbatus

Costus  erythrophyllus

Costus productus


Doryanthes excelsa


Acacia cultriformis

Acacia longifolia

Bauhinia purpurea

Bauhinia variegata

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Clitorea ternatea

Erythrina variegata

Gliricidia sepium

Hardenbergia violacea

Mimosa pudica

Pterocarpus indicus

Senna alata

Senna auriculata

Senna siamea

Senna timoriensis

Sesbania grandiflora

Sesbania javanica

Styphnolobium japonica

Trifolium pratense

Trifolium repens

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

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