Handbook of legumes of world economic importance.
The volume, the result of extensive computer searches combined with recent research and the author's own extensive knowledge, gives concise, detailed information on nearly 150 economically important species of legume. Each plant is listed under its scientific name with recent significant synonyms included. Data given is largely scientific (medical uses, toxic plants, gumplasm etc., nutritional data, ecology, etc.). Of more economic interest are sections summarizing facts about current and historic distribution, on cultivation (land preparation, planting, fertilization, intercropping, cultivation and maintenance until harvest), harvesting and yields.<new para>ADDITIONAL ABSTRACT:<new para>Treatments by 65 contributing authors are presented for some 150 species of Leguminosae (including major tree and shrub species) with information on: uses; folk medicine; chemistry; 'germplasm'; ecology; cultivation/harvesting/yields; and biotic factors affecting the species.