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Les Broméliacées: Approche Panoramique d'une Grande Famille "Americaine" [The Bromeliads: A Panoramic Overview of a Large American Family]

By: Albert Roguenant(Author), Marcel Lecoufle(Author), Aline Raynal-Roques(Author), Jason Ryan Grant(Foreword By)

651 pages, ~1200 colour photos and ccolour & b/w illustrations

Editions Belin

Paperback | May 2016 | #228575 | ISBN-13: 9782701164731
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Language: French with bilingual introductory chapter in English and French

Les Broméliacées covers the whole Bromeliad family. These tropical plants count more than 3300 species, including Ananas, and play an important role in worldwide horticulture. A large introductory chapter, in French and in English, tells the discovery of Bromeliads, their way of life, biology, cultivation techniques as well as modern classification of the family. Les Broméliacées counts 656 pages and nearly 1200 figures. It deals with all the Bromeliad genera, represented by more than 700 species and sub-species. The descriptions are in a simple and technical French language, a French-English glossary helps the English speaking reader. This innovating book is written by internationally well-known botanists, authors of numerous scientific papers. It is intended for searchers, exotic plants enthusiasts, horticulturists, florists and botanic gardens keepers.

Summary in French:
Cet ouvrage, le premier en langue française, traite de l'ensemble de la famille des Broméliacées, plantes tropicales américaines qui comptent plus de 3 300 espèces, dont l'ananas. Après avoir rappelé l'historique de la découverte des Broméliacées, les auteurs présentent ici près de 700 espèces et sous-espèces. Les espèces cultivées sont également décrites, et particulièrement celles qui sont largement commercialisées. Leur présentation est accompagnée de conseils pratiques de culture. Les différentes espèces sont largement illustrées : 175 gravures et documents anciens, 80 dessins et schémas originaux des auteurs, et plus de 860 photos dues aux auteurs.


Foreword by Jason Ryan Grant
The discovery of Bromeliads
Geographic distribution
The bromeliads family
    Epidermal scales
    Flowers, fruit and reproduction
    Primitive Bromeliads, modern Bromeliads: a consideration
Cultivation of Bromeliads
    Growing Bromeliads at home or in glasshouse
    Growing Bromeliads in the garden
A little botany
    Some notes on nomenclature
    Classification of the family Bromeliaceae
    Sub-families, a problem
Small lexicon French-English

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