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The Physiology of Flower Bulbs

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Edited By: A De Hertogh and M Le Nard


Hardback | Dec 1993 | #84658 | ISBN: 0444874984
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Representing the most comprehensive review of the physiological research conducted on 61 genera of ornamental geophytes, this book covers the basic aspects of world production, horticultural utilization, botanical descriptions and origins, bulb growth and development and flowering, production systems, diseases, insects, plant breeding and the economics related to flower bulbs. This is the first publication to allow access to this research in one single volume, with each genera chapter being outlined in such a manner that any subject area can be readily accessed without reading the entire chapter. Information is also included on genera that have never been comprehensively reviewed. Written by scientists from all over the world, this book aims to provide a basic orientation for any individuals who are unfamiliar with flower bulbs as well as to serve as a comprehensive, quick-reference text.


Preface. List of Contributors. Part A - General Aspects of Flower Bulbs. 1. Introduction (A.A. De Hertogh, M. Le Nard). 2. Botanical Aspects of Flower Bulbs (A.A. De Hertogh, M. Le Nard). 3. World Production and Horticultural Utilization of Flower Bulbs (A.A. De Hertogh, M. Le Nard). 4. Bulb Growth and Development and Flowering (M. Le Nard, A.A. De Hertogh). 5. Production Systems for Flower Bulbs (A.A. De Hertogh, M. Le Nard). 6. Physiological and Biochemical Aspects of Flower Bulbs (A.A. De Hertogh, M. Le Nard). 7. Diseases (R.S. Byther, G.A. Chastagner). 8. Insects (J.R. Baker). 9. Physiological Disorders (A.A. De Hertogh, M. Le Nard). 10. Plant Breeding and Genetics (M. Le Nard, A.A. De Hertogh). 11. Economics of Flower Bulb Production and Forcing (C.O.N. De Vroomen). Part B - The Genera of Flower Bulbs. 12. Allium - Ornamental Species (A.A. De Hertogh, K. Zimmer). 13. Alstroemeria (M. Brigden). 14. Anemone (J. Meynet). 15. Anigozanthos (P.B. Goodwin). 16. Begonia - Tuberous Hybrids (J. Haegeman). 17. Caladium (G.J. Wilfret). 18. Convallaria (M. Le Nard, P. Verron). 19. Crocus (M. Benschop). 20. Dahlia (A.A. De Hertogh, M. Le Nard). 21. Freesia (H. Imanishi). 22. Gladiolus (J. Cohat). 23. Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) (H. Okubo). 24. Hyacinthus (J. Nowak, R. Rudnicki). 25. Iris - Bulbous Species (W.J. De Munk, J. Schipper). 26. Liatris (R. Moe). 27. Lilium longiflorum (W.B. Miller). 28. Lilium - Hybrids and Species (D.J. Beattie, J.W. White). 29. Muscari (R. Rudnicki, J. Nowak). 30. Narcissus (G. Hanks). 31. Nerine (G. Van Brenk, M. Benschop). 32. Polianthes (M. Benschop). 33. Ranunculus (J. Meynet). 34. Triteleia (S. Han, A.H. Halevy). 35. Tulipa (M. Le Nard, A.A. De Hertogh). 36. Zantedeschia (K.A. Funnell). 37. General Chapter on Spring Flowering Bulbs Camassia, Chionodoxa, Cyclamen, Endymion, Eranthis, Eremurus, Erythronium, Fritillaria, Galanthus, Ixia, Ixiolirion, Lachenalia, Leucojum, Puschkinia, Scilla, Sparaxis (M. Le Nard, A.A. De Hertogh). 38. General Chapter on Summer Flowering Bulbs Achimenes, Acidanthera, Amaryllis belladonna, Canna, Clivia, Colchicum, Crocosmia (Montbretia), Eucharis, Eucomis, Galtonia, Gloriosa, Haemanthus, Hemerocallis, Hymenocallis, Lycoris, Ornithogalum, Oxalis, Scadoxus, Tigridia, Urginea, Zephyranthes (A.A. De Hertogh, M. Le Nard). Part C - Perspectives for Flower Bulbs. 39. Research Perspectives for Flower Bulbs (A.A. De Hertogh, M. Le Nard). Glossary. General Index.

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