Submitted to: Taxon
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: March 3, 1999
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: None is required.
Technical Abstract: The term legumes refers to all members of the Fabaceae of the bean/pea family. This is one of the largest families of vascular plants and includes many important crop plants. The publication is a review of a recently published CD-ROM that summarizes information about 2,254 species of legumes that occur in northern Eurasia. All kinds of information are included from accurate scientific names to descriptions and maps showing the geographic distribution of each species. Because the publication is electronic, the user can interact with the information requesting specific lists of a particular taxonomic group or maps of species from a geographic region. This review will allow users to determine if this publication would be of value to them.