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Tropicales de Salon: Origine & Diversité des Gesnériacées / Von den Tropen in die Stube: Vielfalt den Gesneriengewächse / The Tropical Plants in Our Living Rooms: The Origin and Diversity of Gesneriaceae

By: Pierre-André Loizeau(Editor), Liz Hopkins(Translated by), Martin Spinnler(Translated by)
128 pages, colour & b/w illustrations
Tropicales de Salon: Origine & Diversité des Gesnériacées / Von den Tropen in die Stube: Vielfalt den Gesneriengewächse / The Tropical Plants in Our Living Rooms: The Origin and Diversity of Gesneriaceae
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  • Tropicales de Salon: Origine & Diversité des Gesnériacées / Von den Tropen in die Stube: Vielfalt den Gesneriengewächse / The Tropical Plants in Our Living Rooms: The Origin and Diversity of Gesneriaceae ISBN: 9782827703401 Paperback Jun 2016 Usually dispatched within 1-2 months
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Tropicales de Salon: Origine & Diversité des Gesnériacées / Von den Tropen in die Stube: Vielfalt den Gesneriengewächse / The Tropical Plants in Our Living Rooms: The Origin and Diversity of Gesneriaceae

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Language: Trilingual in French, German, and English

This brochure, limited to 5000 copies, was put together for the exhibition "Tropicales de Salon". The exhibition is dedicated to a family of plants named Gesneriads, in honour of Conrad Gessner, a Zürich naturalist of international renown, and celebrates the 500th anniversary of his birth this year.

Just like orchids and palm trees from the tropics, the Gesneriads conquered our homes. Of the 3,000 species of this family, some were selected for their flowers due to their amazing shapes and often bright and varied colours. These plants, with their outstanding horticultural potential, give us a glimpse of the immense biodiversity of the tropics.

The book can be read in French or, when flipping the book over to the other side, in German. The middle section of the book contains an English translation of the text in smaller print, without the illustrations.

Summary in French:
Brochure éditée à 5000 exemplaires à l'occasion de l'exposition Tropicales de salon. L’exposition est dédiée à une famille de plantes nommée Gesnériacées, en l’honneur de Conrad Gessner, naturaliste zurichois de renommée internationale, dont on célèbre cette année les 500 ans de sa naissance.

Comme les orchidées et les palmiers originaires des Tropiques, les Gesnériacées ont conquis nos habitations. Parmi les 3000 espèces de cette famille, certaines ont été sélectionnées pour leurs fleurs aux formes étonnantes et souvent de couleurs vives et variées. Ces plantes aux potentialités horticoles remarquables nous donnent un aperçu de l’immense biodiversité des régions tropicales.

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By: Pierre-André Loizeau(Editor), Liz Hopkins(Translated by), Martin Spinnler(Translated by)
128 pages, colour & b/w illustrations
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