The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

Author(s): Robert Lee Riffle; Paul Craft; Scott Zona

Palms & Cycads

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity--even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.

825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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Robert Lee Riffle (1940--2006) was an internationally recognized authority on palms and tropical plants. Paul Craft is a self-employed horticultural consultant for private and public botanical gardens, nurseries, homeowners, and businesses around the world. Scott Zona is the author of nearly 100 articles on palms. He teaches and lectures all over the world about tropical plants.

General Fields

  • : 9781604692051
  • : Timber Press, Incorporated
  • : Timber Press, Incorporated
  • : June 2012
  • : 280mm X 215mm X 32mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : English
  • : 635.9345
  • : 520
  • : 950 colour photographs
  • : Robert Lee Riffle; Paul Craft; Scott Zona