Tropical ornamentals: a guide
This guide covers more than 400 of the most commonly cultivated ornamental plants found in the tropics, identified and beautifully photographed by an expert in tropical botany.The color photographs and accurate descriptions make this book ideal for identifying plants grown in the tropics or cultivated in greenhouses in temperate climates. The characteristics of habit, leaves, flowers, and fruit useful for distinguishing one plant from another are emphasized in the descriptions, which also include discussions of plant relationships, the correct scientific and common names, geographical ranges, any poisonous properties, and other useful and interesting information about each plant.Published at $59.95 Our last copies available at $29.98
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Organization of the Information in Tropical Ornamentals
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alternate axillary bipinnately blade elliptic blade ovate border plant borne bracts calyx capsule clusters cm long Corolla Corolla of five Corolla with fused cultivars cultivated as ornamentals drupe fabaceae Fertile five free Flowers anytime Flowers continuously foliage formed in cultivation Fruit funnel-shaped fused petals genus green greenhouse grown hedge Heliconia Herb herbaceous high 13 ft inflorescences infrequently formed labellum lanceolate leaflets Leaves simple Linnaeus Linnaeus Distinguishable lobes milky sap Moist but well-drained native to tropical oblanceolate oblong obovate orange ovoid panicles partially shaded places perennial petiole pink pinnately pinnately compound places are preferred Propagate by cuttings Propagate by seeds purple racemes rhizome seeds or cuttings shrub shrub species shrubby habit soils in partially soils in sunny sometimes called species found specimen plant stalk stamens stems subglobose subshrub sunny or partially sunny places Synonym tepals toothed tropical American tropics and subtropics two-lipped umbels usually well-drained soils white flowers widely cultivated