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Contains information on the genera and species of fruit trees and flowering plants cultivatable in Egypt and the subtropics. It includes an introduction to the conditions relating to the cultivation of these plants, and an alphabetic catalogue of over 9000 genera and species.
ALFRED BIRCHER spent over fifty years conducting experiments in his botanical garden in al-Saff, Upper Egypt. He died in 1958. His daughter, WARDA BIRCHER, worked as a paleontologist for Shell Oil, before retiring with her husband to the garden in al-Saff, where they devoted themselves to conserving her father's work.