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Published by Springer .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Plant ecology,
  • Taxonomy & systematics,
  • Plant Genetics,
  • Biological Variation,
  • Science,
  • Trees & Forests - General,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Africa,
  • Plant diversity,
  • Life Sciences - Botany,
  • Science / Botany,
  • Congresses

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsL.J.G. van der Maesen (Editor), X.M. van der Burgt (Editor), J.M. van Medenbach de Rooy (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages880
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7808140M
ISBN 100792340957
ISBN 109780792340959

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