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  • The Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs

    John C. Manning, Peter Goldblatt, Dee Snijman


    11×8.5in • 28×21.5cm

    486 pages

    611 color photos, 2 color maps, 2 tables

    index included

    ISBNs: 0881925470 • 9780881925470

    Timber Press • 2002

    The horticultural world owes the authors - and the publishers - a great debt of gratitude for this exceptional work.

    Pacific Horticulture

    The Cape Region, at the southern tip of Africa, is easily among the richest centers for bulbous plants and probably the most famous.  Nearly 1200 species of bulbous plants find their home there and almost three-quarters of them occur nowhere else.  This first complete account of all the bulbous plants of the Cape Floral Region is an essential aid to the identification of all species presently in cultivation as well as the many others that are potentially valuable horticultural subjects.  The book is richly illustrated with high-quality color photographs of more than half the species of Cape bulbs, many of which have never before been illustrated.

    John C Manning

    John C Manning is Senior Specialist Scientist in the Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Kirstenbosch.  Collaborator with Peter Goldblatt on several books, Manning has studied the anatomy, embryology, and seed development of diverse plants and is an accomplished botanical artist.

    Peter Goldblatt

    Peter Goldblatt, a leading expert on the iris family and its relatives, is B A Krukoff Curator of African Botany at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St.  Louis.  Author of many papers, Goldblatt has also written numerous books.  He is also the co-author, with John C Manning, of Crocosmia and Chasmanthe (2004), and The Iris Family (2008).

    Dee Snijman

    Dee Snijman is a research scientist at Kirstenbosch.  Snijman was awarded the Herbert Medal for her contribution to the knowledge of plants in the amaryllis family.  She resides in South Africa.

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