Author(s): STAPLES G AND HERBST D R
A TROPICAL GARDEN FLORA sets a new standard for reference manuals about cultivated garden plants. More than a decade in preparation, this book will be indispensable for gardeners in the Hawaiian Islands and similar climate areas around the world. It describes more than 2,100 species of tropical and subtropical plants, provides brief descriptions and keys for identification, and weaves together the origins, uses, biology, landscape properties, and practical tips for propagating and growing each species. The rigorous taxonomic research that underpins A TROPICAL GARDEN FLORA assures that each species is correctly identified and reconciles many discrepancies between the botanical taxonomic literature and the horticultural names known to gardeners, as well as correcting errors in naming that have been repeated in other, less authoritative manuals. Thus, this new book will be the reference about tropical garden plants for decades to come.
The plant descriptions and keys are augmented with Anna Stone's line drawings of more than 400 species, a comprehensive illustrated glossary of botanical terms, derivations of genus and species names, and an extensive list of published sources for additional information.
Large heavy book, orders outside NZ please email for postage quote.
"…the most authoritative guide to identifying tropical plants published to date…The taxonomy is up-to-date and has been subject to the review of the world authorities on the particular plant families. This book will well serve all those who collect, grow and study tropical plants…"--from The Tropical Garden, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden