Author(s): Edwin A Menninger
The publication of this book is a major achievement i the field of horticulture. It is the first and only comprehensive work on tropical flower trees with complete descriptions, illustyrations and cultural directions. Included for each species are the common and botanical names, the authorities who named the tree, its native habitat, regions where cultivated (if in cultivation), its behavior elsewhere, the appearance of the tree from season to season, and quotations from regional botanical and horticultural literature where pertinent. To make this a complete guide to the outstnading flowering ytrees for warm climates, an additional 200 species (one in each genus) are also listed as possibilities for ornamental use. No such volume has ever before been published in any language....It is unlikely that another book with so comprehensive a text and so many original color illustrations can ever be offered at this price.
DJ worn and torn on top and bottom of spine.
Previous owners name on fep.