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Pocket Guide to Rhododendron Species: based on the descriptions by HH Davidian

Field / Identification Guide

By: JF McQuire and MLA Robinson

692 pages, over 700 colour photographs

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Hardback | Mar 2009 | #164443 | ISBN-13: 9781842461488
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £64.99 $85/€74 approx

About this book

Pocket Guide to Rhododendron Species highlights the most important morphological features relevant to the recognition and identification of virtually every rhododendron species currently in cultivation. At the heart of the book are over 700 colour photographs, used to illustrate every aspect of the plants, and succinct descriptions which include flower colour and flowering time, habit, height, performance and, critically, leaf characteristics to aid identification even when plants are not in bloom. The book uses fully modern taxonomic descriptions to the genus. A perfect companion whether you are touring a botanical garden or trekking in the remote Himalayas.

User friendly, practical guidebook designed for use in the field.
Describes and illustrates over 1,000 species.
Describes many species very rarely found in cultivation.
The latest botanical revisions used and newly introduced species described.
Full glossary of terms.
Product of 35 years study, enthusiasm and experience.

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JF McQuire has studied and photographed rhododendrons for 35 years. A renowned amateur grower, his collection of hardy rhododendron species at Deer Dell, Surrey is one of the most complete in the United Kingdom. MLA Robinson is Chairman of the RHS Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia Group, who has grown, studied and photographed rhododendrons for 25 years.

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