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Legumes of Bahia

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An important and fully comprehensive taxonomic account of the legumes in Bahia region, Brazil.


Author: Gwilym. P. Lewis, 385 pp, 235 x 152 mm, Paperback, ISBN 9780947643058, Kew Publishing, 1987.

As our understanding and apppreciation of the importance of legumes and the need to conserve them grows, G.P. Lewis's taxonomic account provides a valuable guide of the 741 species (132 genera) of Bahia State, Brazil.

Gwilym. P. Lewis is a botanist, a curator at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and a leading expert on neotropical Leguminosae. In his research on the legume family, Lewis has contributed to the description of 58 species and 11 genera. He has also contributed to several taxonomic revisions, especially for the genus Caesalpinia. Lewis has authored over 250 articles for scientific journals, including Kew Bulletin and Curtis' Botanical Magazine.

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