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Amorphophallus et sa Famille: Les Fleurs les Plus Fantastiques du Monde [Amorphophallus and its Family: The Most Fantastical Flowers of the World]

By: Paul-Alain Magnollay (Author)

96 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations

Éditions Favre

Paperback | Jul 2015 | #227738 | ISBN-13: 9782828914066
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About this book

Language: French

Amorphophallus is a genus of plants that includes nearly 200 tropical and subtropical species. It includes one giant species, Amorphophallus titanum, which has the record for the largest inflorescence. Unpredictable and rare, it attracts many people curious to see it in the few botanical gardens that manage to grow this fascinating plant. This book presents the Amorphophallus, describes its different species, and how it is grown and why. The book also covers other genera belonging to the same botanical family, and which, also, have plants with extraordinary characteristics.

Summary in French:
Amorphophallus est un genre de plantes qui regroupe près de 200 espèces tropicales et subtropicales. Il comprend notamment une espèce géante, Amorphophallus titanum, qui possède le record de la plus grosse inflorescence. Imprévisible et rare, celle-ci attire de nombreux curieux dans les quelques jardins botaniques qui parviennent à cultiver cette plante fascinante. Cet ouvrage présente l’Amorphophallus, décrit ses différentes espèces, et explique comment on le cultive et pourquoi. Il s’intéresse également à d’autres genres faisant partie de la même famille botanique et qui comportent, eux aussi, des plantes aux caractéristiques extraordinaires.

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