Series: Strelitzia Volume: 27
By: John C Manning (Author), Peter Goldblatt (Author), Auriol Batten (Illustrator)
114 pages, 19 plates with colour photos and illustrations, b/w photos, b/w line drawings, b/w distribution maps, b/w line drawings, tables
Freesias are well-known throughout the world as striking plants that add colour and fragrance to any garden or bouquet. Chapters include various aspects of botany such as the taxonomic history, phylogenetic relationships, systematics and a key to species. Additional useful information is provided on the ecology, biogeography, speciation patterns, horticultural history and cultivation of freesias. A complete analysis of the floral scent chemistry of 13 taxa is also presented. Botany and Horticulture of the Genus Freesia (Iridaceae) is an essential addition to the library of any horticulturalist, taxonomist, biochemist, pollination biologist, biogeographer or interested plant enthusiast.
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