Tropical Flowering Plants: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation
Timber Press, 2003 - Gardening - 423 pages
"Tropical Flowering Plants: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation bridges a long-standing gap between obscure references in tropical botany and the gardener's need for an accurate, practical guide with clear photographs. Incorporating the latest advances in plant taxonomy from the definitive text of Dr. Walter Judd, the book is a rare work of scrupulous research --- and magnificent photography --- that will be as useful to the gardener as it is to the botanist.
Kirsten Llamas exhaustively documents more than 1400 flowering trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants commonly grown in tropical and subtropical gardens. She provides thorough information on cultivation for each plant, including growth characteristics, light exposure, cold hardiness, invasive tendencies, and unique horticultural features. Drawing upon an extensive database gathered over several decades of first-hand examination and research, the author lists concise and easily discernable characteristics for plant identification.
Plant descriptions are listed alphabetically by botanical family for ease of comparison. For all its authoritativeness, however, this book will be truly unforgettable because of its stunning photography. More than 1500 color photos of magnificent flowering specimens make this book as much a pleasure to browse as it is a resource for research.
This unique color encyclopedia is sure to appeal to gardeners, landscapers, nurseries, collectors, botany students, florists, and botanical gardens. "Tropical Flowering Plants promises to be a staple reference for decades to come.
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TROPICAL FLOWERING PLANTSUser Review - gabc - Overstock.com
A Beautiful book. Overstock has it priced very favorably for purchase. The quality of the pictures is wonderful and the number of pictures of the flowers is very pleasant to see. The one drawback is ... Read full review
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Good reference, already helping me find a number of mistakes in our lists... Read full review