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The Genus Jasminum in Cultivation

Monograph

Series: Botanical Magazine Monographs

By: Peter Green and Diana Miller

150 pages, 35 colour botanical paintings, 30 colour photographs, 18 line drawings

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Hardback | Jun 2009 | #176024 | ISBN-13: 9781842460115
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NHBS Price: £39.99 $50/€47 approx

About this book

A superb new Kew Magazine Monograph, edited by Martyn Rix, destined for gardeners, nurserymen, botanists, and lovers of botanical art. The Genus Jasminum details the historical and cultural use of jasmine, its role in perfumery and medicine, cultivation in temperate and tropical gardens, and taxonomy, including a key to cultivated species. Full colour illustrations, photographs and maps illustrate the text.


Contents

LIST OF PAINTINGS
PREFACE
Editor's Note
Acknowledgements
1. INTRODUCTION
The Genus Jasminum and overview of the family Oleaceae
Section Jasminum
Section Trifoliolata
Section Unifoliolata
Section Alternifolia
Section Primulina
2. JASMINE IN CULTURE
History
Greek and Roman use of Jasmine
Persian and Arabic poetry
Europe
Folklore
Religious importance
Garlands
Flavouring
Flower markets
3. JASMIN IN THE PERFUME INDUSTRY - An Overview by Robert Calkin
History
Commercial cultivation
Harvesting
Oil extraction
Medicinal uses
Aromatherapy
Traditional medicine
4. CULTIVATION: USING JASMINES IN THE GARDEN
History
Cultivation
Using Jasmines in the garden
Growing in temperate gardens
Growing in tropical and subtropical gardens
Size and variation of jasmine species
Pruning and training
Shrubs
Climbers
Scramblers
Hedges
Propagation
Pests, diseases and disorders
Hardiness
Table: Choosing which jasmines to grow
5. TAXONOMIC TREATMENT
Synopsis of the genus Jasminum
Key to the cultivated species of Jasminum
The Genus Jasminum
Section Jasminum (Species 1-6)
Section Trifoliolata (Species 7-17)
Section Unifoliolata (Species 18-33)
Section Alternifolia (Species 34-43)
Section Primulina (Species 42-43)
BIBLIOGRAPHY
PLANT NAME INDEX


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