This large format coffee-table book describes and illustrates 420 species of flowering bulbs found at the western Cape Province in South Africa. It includes 62 full color plates reproduced from water colors, painted by Barbara Jeppe, a well-known floral artist. The descriptive text which faces each plate gives comprehensive botanical information, including Latin and common names, size and color of the inflorescence, number and arrangement of leaves, and period of flowering and distribution patterns. A comprehensive glossary of terms is included, making this an ideal book for both amateur and professional botanists, and all flower lovers.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110195705351