Tropical Ornamentals : A Guide

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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. In addition, each description includes information on propagation methods and ideal growing conditions, making it useful for gardeners in determining how and where to cultivate the plants.

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More than 400 notable tropical plants cultivated for their ornamental value are featured in this guide enhanced by beautiful photos.

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The two main sources of tropical plants are the islands and mainland of southeastern Asia and tropical America between Mexico and Brazil. Whatever their origin, tropicals tend to be distributed widely, and many of the same plants will be seen from the Caribbean to Singapore. This guide features more than 400 of the most common ornamentals and should allow the reader to identify the majority of ornamental trees, shrubs, and herbs to be encountered in the tropics worldwide. Many of the species covered may also be found in the warm temperate regions, or may be grown as greenhouse plants in colder climates.

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