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 ACHHAL EL KADMIRI, A. & FECHTAL, M., 1994. Atlas des Eucalyptus du Maroc Morocco caisse Nationale de crédit Agricole. 8+217 pp. ISBN 9981-9796-1-9.

 

[Valuable reference with 91 species, well-illustrated in colour and described. Keys are provided, complete with glossary.]

 

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 BELLAKHDAR, J., 1977. La pharmacopée marocaine traditionelle: médicine arabe ancienne et savoir populaires. Paris : Ibis Press. 760 pp. + 56 col. pls. ISBN 2-910728- 03 – X [Paperback.]

 

[This work is a comprehensive review of species by Latin names with vernacular names (French, Arabic and Berber), traditional uses, manufacture, written sources, etc. It has a good introduction and bibliography, and is well indexed.]

 

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 BENABID, A., 2000. Flore et écosystèmes du Maroc : évaluation et préservation de la biodiversité. Rabat: Librairie et éditions Kalila wa Dimna and Paris: Editions Ibis Press,  360 pp. ISBN 2-910728-13-7 [Paperback].

 

[A valuable review of habitats and ecosystems with a substantial floristic treatment (without keys).]

 

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 BOULET,C. , BOUHACHE , M. WAHBI, M. & TALEB, A., 1991. Les mauvaise herbes du Souss. Rabat, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Documents scientifique et techniques, Actes Editions. 296 pp. [Paperback.]

 

[A valuable weed identification manual, complete with descriptions, drawings and keys that work.]

 

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 DOBIGNARD, A. & JORDAN, D., 1992. Matériaux pour la connaissance floristique du Sahara occidentale et de l'Anti-Atlas méridioanle .I. Ptéridophyta à Rosaceae [including Monocotyledons]. Candollea, 47: 113--179.

II. Leguminosae à Compositae. Candollea, 47: 379-- 481.

 

[A list of the most important field observations from five visits to Morocco by the authors. it includes new taxa, new status and combinations of names.]

 

 

EMBERGER, L. & MAIRE, R., 1941. Catalogue des pantes du Maroc (Spermatophytes et Ptéridophytes). Volume: 4: LXXV + 1181 pp. Alger : Minerva. [No ISBN.]

 

[The supplementary volume to JAHANDIEZ, E. & MAIRE, R., 1931, 1932, 1934.]

 

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 FECHTAL, M & ACHHAL EL KADMIRI, A. (Eds), 1994. Les Eucalyptus au Maroc. Morocco : Caisse Natinale de Crédit Agricole. VIII, 356 pp. ISBN 9981-9796-0-0 [Paperback].

 

[This book is a large review with chapters grouped under four main headings : Biologie, Sylviculture, Utilisation et Valorisation and Socio-economie. There is an index.]

 

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 FENNANE, M., IBN TATTOU, M., MATHEZ, J., OUYAHYA, A. & EL OUALIDI, J., 1999. Flore pratique du Maroc: manuel de détermination des plantes vasculaires. Volume 1: Pteridophyta Gymnospermae, Angiospermae (Lauraceae – Neuradaceae). Rabat: Institut Scientifique. ISBN 9954-0-1456-X, XIV + 558pp. [Hardback.] (Paperback also available.) Also published as Travaux de l’Institut Scientifique, Série Botanique No. 36 (1999); ISSN: 1114-1174. Volume 2: Angiospermae (Leguminosae-Lentibulariaceae). Rabat: Institut Scientifique. ISBN 9954-8347-4-5, XII + 636pp. [Hardback.] (Paperback also available.) Also published as Travaux de l’Institut Scientifique, Série Botanique No. 38 (2007); ISSN: 1114-1174.

 

[A good up-to-date Flora to be completed in three volumes, with helpful lines drawings, keys (French-Style) that work well, but descriptions few or very short and absent.]

 

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 FENNANE, M., (Ed.) 1987. Flore et Végétation. In M.D.Vaxelaire et al. La Grande Encyclopédie du Maroc, vol. 4 , 240 pp. Rabat : G.E.M. [Hardback.]

 

[No ISBN given. One of 11 volumes, others are : Institutions, Economie, Géographie physique , Géographie humaine, Faune, Histoire, Agriculture et pêche, Arts et traditions (2 vols) and education-Sport-Index. The Flora volume is divided into four main parts :

 

- An excellent introduction with bioclimatic data, distributions, etc., with a review of the more prominent plants systematically arranged and well illustrated;

- The main vegetation types and important component species;

- The major ecosystems and their preservation, and

- Economic plants in food, forestry, medicine and horticulture.

The work is very well-illustrated in colour.]

 

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GALLAND, N., 1988. Recherche sur l’origine de la flore orophile du Maroc : Etude caryologique et cytogeographique (Thèse présentée à la Faculté des Sciences de l’Université de Neuchâtel [Suisse]). Travaux de l'Institut Scientifique [Rabat], série botanique, 35: IV + ,172. ISSN : 0483 7959.

 

[Chromosome counts for 722 individuals of 300 taxa are presented with discussion on relionship to others species.]

 

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 HOOKER, J. D. & BALL, J., 1878. Journal of a tour in Morocco and the Great Atlas. London: Macmillan and Co, 489pp.

 

[Intresting account of Hooker's 19th Century visit.]

 

 

 

 

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 JAHANDIEZ, E. & MAIRE, R., 1931, 1932, 1934. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc (Spermatophytes et Ptéridophytes). Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Alger: Minerva. [No ISBN]. LVIII + 913 pp.

 

[The only complete checklist of the Moroccan flora published. It is very out-of-date. A supplementary fourth volume was published by EMBERGER, L. & MAIRE, R., 1941.]

 

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  LECOMPTE, M., 1986. Biogéographie de la montagne marocaine: Le Moyen-Atlas central. Paris: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, ISBN: 2-222-03682-8, 203pp.

 

[Useful reference with good biliography.]

 

 

 

 

LEWALLE, J. & MONTFORT, N., 1997. Fleurs sauvages du Maroc. Rossdorf: TZ – Verlagsgesell schaft mbH. XII + 244 pp. ISBN: 3-9801067-6-4 [Hardback].

 

[A popular identification guide with a selection of 415 colour photographs of which a number appear to be misidentified or with out-of-date nomenclature. We think that the following should be altered: p.42 Artimesia inculta Del. is from further East; this illustration needs checking; p.44 Calendula nudicaulis is Launaea nudicaulis (L.) Hook.f; p.52 Hertia maroccana is now regarded as Othonna maroccana (Batt.) C. Jeffrey; p.54 Leucanthemum gayanum is now Rodanthemum gayanum (Coss. & Dur.) B.H Wilcox, K. Bremer & Humphiries; p.56 Matricaria pubescens is Aaronsonia pubescens (Dasf.) K. Bremer & Humphries; Naupluis graveolens is Asteriscus graveolens (Forssk.) Less; Naupluis imbricatus is Asteriscus umbricatus (Cav.) DC; p.60 Scorzonera pygmaea is S.pseudopygmea Lipsch; p.64 Spitzelia coronopifolia is Picris coronopifolia Desf; p.76 Malcolomia lacera (L.) DC. subsp. broussonetii (DC.) Greuter & Burdet is M. triloba (L.) Spreng.; p.92 Erodium sebaceum is E. guttatum (Desf.) Willd, p.108 Aspargus pastorianus is A.horridus L.; p.110 Fritillaria hispanica is F. lusitanica Wilkstr; p.112 Ornithogallum umbellatum is O. algeriense Jord. & Four; p.114 Scilla lingulata is Hyacinthoides lingulata (Poir.) Rothm; p.124 Erygium ilicifolium is E.argyreum Maire; p. 184 Anarrhinum fructicossum is Linaria ventricosa Coss. [Yellow variant]; Antirrhinum ramosissimum (Coss. & Dur.) Rothm.; and p.190 Linaria ventricosa is correct but an orange-brown variant.

 

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 MAIRE, R., 1987. Flore de l’Afrique du Nord, Volume XVI: Dicotyledonae, Paris: Lechevalier, ISBN 2-7205-0519-6, 302pp.

 

[A Flora of North Africa (Morocco to Libya excluding Egypt), great detail with good line drawings for all species. Unfortunately, Maire died and the work is far from complete. If cover Pteridophyta Gymnosperms, Monocotyledons and Dicotyledons to Leguminosae. It is very out-of-date in nomenclature and taxonomy.]

 

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 MURBECK, SV., 1922, 1923. Contributions à la connaissance de la flore du Maroc, Volume 1& 2, Lunds: Unversitets Årsskrift. 68pp + 7 plates +8 figures; 76pp +12 plates + 4 figures.

 

[Details of  Murbeck's collections, including descriptions of new taxa.]

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 NEGRE, R., 1961,1962. Petite Flore des regions arides du Maroc occidentale, vols 1 & 2, Paris: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 413pp; 567pp.

[Useful flora for the western arid areas it covers. Keys and line drawing are included.]

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 PAU, C., 1924. Plantas del Norte de Yebala (Marruecos). Memorias de la real socidad española de historia natural, memoria 5, vol.12: 1--139 (263--401). Mardrid: Museo national des ciencias naturales.

[Useful catalogue for this part of Morocco in the Rif mountains near Chefchaouèn. Carlos Pau was a pharmasist working with the Spanish army in the north.]

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PIETROMARCHI, G., 1987. Maroc en fleurs. Mohamedia : Edition Soden. 216pp. [Hardback.]

 

[Glossy tome with paintings by Jilly Byatt and colour photographs by Jorge Valdovinos. This is a useful work to identify the common plants seen cultivated. It is arranged by month of flowering.]

 

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RAYNAUD, C., 1985. Les orchidées du Maroc, monographie, révision critique, iconographie et clés de détermination. Montpellier: Société française d’Orchidophilie. 118pp. ISBN:2-905734-00-0 [Paperback].

 

[Useful work with keys, descriptions colour plates and maps.]

 

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SAUVAGE, Ch. & VINDT, J., 1952, 1954. Flore du Maroc, Analytique descriptive et illustrée, Spermatophytes: Fascicules 1 & 2, Tanger: Editions internationales, XXX + 148pp + folding map; XVI + 4 plates + 268pp.

 

[Travaux de l'Institut Scientifique Chérifien number 4 & Série botanique number 3.]

 

[Two parts of a Flore du Maroc were published by Sauvage and Vindit in the early 1950s. Although they are very out-of-date, they are still useful.  Part 1 covers: Ericales, Primulales, Plumbaginales, Ebnales, Contortales; part 2 covers: Tubiflorales (Convolvulaceae & Boraginaceae).]

 

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 SENNEN, F., 1936. Compagne botanique du Maroc oriental de 1930 à 1935 des frères sennen et mauricio, EE.CC., Madrid: Juan Bravo, 167pp.

 

[Details of the collecting expeditions made by Brother Sennen and Brother Mauricio. These monks made a great number of collections in northern Morocco that are widely distributed in Europea Herbaria.]

 

 

 SENNEN, F., MAURICIO, 1933. Catàlogo de la flora del Rif Oriental y principalmente de las cabilas limìtrofes con Melilla, Melilla: Graficas la Iberica Marina, 159pp.

 

[List of species with localities, but no collection numbers or dates. it uses the nomenclature of Sennen.]

 

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 SIJELMASSI, Abdelhaï, 1993. Les plantes médicinales du Maroc. Casablanca: Editions Le Fennec. 286pp. [Paperback, no ISBN given.]

 

[This small book is a useful guide, arranged by vernacular names with very many helpful black and white line drawings by Radouane Fadil.]

 

les plantes medicinales du Maroc.jpg VALDÉS, B., REJDALI, M., ACHHAL EL KADMIRI, A.. JURY, S.L. & MONTSERRAT, J.M. (Eds), Checklist of vascular plants of N Morocco with identification keys /Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d’identification. 2 vols. 1008pp. Madrid : CSIC.

[This work is the edited results of a collaborative EU programme, ‘Floristic Biodiversity of N Morocco’, project CI1* - CT92 – 0105 between The Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, The University of Reading, The University of Sevilla and the Institut Botànic de Barcelona, 1993—1996. It involved over 100 collaborators (authors, plant collectors, technical support, etc.) throughout Europe. The area covered is principally that N of the Rabat – Oujda road, plus the Tazzeka National Park. Distributions are represented by the occurrence in 20 floristic regions. The work is available for £55 plus postage and packing from Summerfield Books, U.K.: http://www.summerfieldbooks.com/index1.html