The Kew Review: Conifers of the World

@article{Farjon2018TheKR,
  title={The Kew Review: Conifers of the World},
  author={Aljos Farjon},
  journal={Kew Bulletin},
  year={2018},
  volume={73},
  pages={1-16}
}
  • A. Farjon
  • Published 26 March 2018
  • Geology
  • Kew Bulletin
SummaryWhen a natural group of plants has over many years been comprehensively and intensively studied, a large body of data, analysis and evaluation has accumulated. It is in the nature of such work on the taxonomy of such a group that this information is to be found scattered in various publications, such as research papers, checklists, monographs, Floras and other compilations. As time and research progress, some of this information will become outdated and superseded by new publications… 
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