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Tropical Flowering Plants: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation

Field / Identification GuideHandbook / ManualOut of Print
Magnificent reference, not only for gardeners

By: Kirsten A Llamas

423 pages, 1553 col photos, 1 map

Timber Press

Hardback | Sep 2003 | #142565 | ISBN: 0881925853
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Bridges a long-standing gap between the scientific literature and the gardener's need for an accurate, practical guide with clear photographs. It incorporates the latest advances in plant taxonomy from the definitive text of Walter Judd. More than 1400 flowering trees, shrubs, vines and herbaceous plants commonly grown in tropical and subtropical gardens are documented. The author provides information on cultivation for each plant, including growth characteristics, light exposure, cold hardiness, invasive tendencies and unique horticultural features.

Can't get away to the tropics this year? Check out Tropical Flowering Plants by Kirsten Llamas for that 'almost there' feeling. Publishers Weekly 20030517 Tropical plant enthusiasts ... and green thumbs seeking practical advice ... will embrace Llamas' up-to-date guide. -- Alice Joyce Booklist 20030801 This is a book to use, not just to put on our shelves. It's a needed and welcome addition to the horticultural world. -- Georgia Tasker Miami Herald 20030824 Suffice to say that this book, which is replete with magnificent photographs, you will find much information, well"presented and cultural information as well as interesting facts which will increase your knowledge. -- John E. Bryan Gardening Newsletter 20031120 Tropical Flowering Plants: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation is sure to be a valued addition to our libraries. Florida Gardening 20031101 Kirsten Albrecht Llamas brings authoritative research and dazzling color photography to her new book, Tropical Flowering Plants: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation. Florida Gardening 20031201 Tropical Flowering Plants is a lifetime treasure. -- Clear Englebert 20031128 Oh what a lovely book--just the thing for browsing in front of the fire after one has had a go at all the seed catalogues. It is a well produced, informative, elegant mine of information and to be recommended. -- Henry Oakeley Orchid Review 20040421 This authoritative book is very user friendly with an extensive index with cross- references from common names. -- Kate Peterson E-Streams 20040826 The author's avocation of photography has augmented her extensive horticultural background to make this a complete survey of her chosen field. -- Marge Howard-Jones California Garden 20040609 [This book is] top shelf from a production standpoint and from an information standpoint - I like everything about it. -- Ray Rogers American Gardener 20040609 Glorious and magnificent ... This big beautiful book is so comprehensive and well thought out that it will be the one gardeners turn to over and over again. -- Lynette Walther Palatka Daily News 20040306 Immensely valuable -- Rudolf Schmid Taxon 20040224 I would strongly recommend this book for gardeners, botanic gardens, nurseries, herbaria, city and council libraries and especially plant enthusiasts. -- Paul I. Forster Plant Systematics and Evolution 20041220 Imagine 50 years' worth of memories of the world's best botanical gardens ... Then imagine all of those photographs you wished you had taken on your visits to those gardens. Now you have an idea of this wonderful book. ... [This] well-researched and beautifully produced book will make a fine addition to any library whose patrons are gardeners as well as botanists, and artists as well as scientists. -- G. C. Stevens Choice 20040201 This remarkable compilation of tropical flowering plants, in one volume, promises to be a popular reference book, not only for those living in tropical and subtropical climes but also for plant lovers the world over. This is a book that belongs in every plant lover's library. -- T. J. Sheehan Selbyana 20050101 It is impressive to find a book with more than 1,400 tropical flowering trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants thoroughly described and illustrated with top-notch photography. ... Extremely useful for plant information on many common, unusual, and recently introduced plants for Zone 9 and higher. -- Stephen Pategas Ornamental Outlook 20060301 There is simply nothing in the league that compares to [Tropical Flowering Plants]. ... This is not a field guide to the flora of any particular region but is a field guide to the plants chosen by humans for their gardens. Get this book. It is the buy of the years in natural history guides! -- Neal Smith International Aroid Society Newsletter 20060701

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Kirsten Albrecht Llamas received a master's degree in tropical botany from the University of Miami and developed the first human cytogenetics laboratory in South Florida. She is a longtime member of the Tropical Flowering Tree Society and has provided numerous plant identification updates to The Kampong garden (at the National Tropical Botanic Garden) and to the Fairchild Tropical Garden. Her lifelong avocation has been photography, with an emphasis on nature, culminating in a photo collection of flowering tropical plants and the publication of this book. Her extraordinary photographs have won many awards.

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