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Clivia: Nature and Nurture

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By: Dirk Swanevelder and Roger Fisher
220 pages, 400 col photos
Clivia: Nature and Nurture
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  • Clivia: Nature and Nurture ISBN: 9781875093618 Hardback Nov 2009 Out of Print #181990
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Clivia is a truly cosmopolitan genus that is cultivated on almost all continents of the world. This is in sharp contrast to its natural distribution range, which is confined to the southern tip of Africa. This book has been written with the layman in mind and clearly identifies and characterises all the species in one volume, describing all varieties, habitats, distribution, ecology and endemism. The book emphasises the South African origins, ecology and habitat of the genus, particularly for the overseas reader.

It locates the genus in a broad natural and socio-cultural context, explores the commercial value of the genus, as well as identify ethno-botanical practices and the current conservation status of and threats to populations and conservation strategies. The book presents the anatomical, physiological and genetic make-up of the plant in layman's terms, but at the same time it serves as a model for a broad spectrum of plant growers. The book introduces growers to the principles and practices specific to the genus, as well as aspects of pests and diseases and their control.

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Dirk Swanevelder is currently completing his doctoral studies on plant-insect interactions. In his masters degree he examined the genetics, ecology, taxonomy and distribution of the Clivia genus. He has authored numerous articles for the Clivia Society Yearbook as well as scientific papers, and is co-author of descriptions of both a new species and variety in the genus. Roger Fisher is a Professor of Architecture in the Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria. His interest in the genus Clivia is as a hobbyist and as an aspect of cultural heritage. He is a member of the Clivia Society and he currently edits the Clivia Society Newsletter.

Out of Print
By: Dirk Swanevelder and Roger Fisher
220 pages, 400 col photos
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