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The World of Crocuses

Flora / FaunaIdentification KeyMonograph

By: Jānis Rukšāns(Author)

568 pages, colour photos, colour distribution maps

The Latvian Academy of Sciences

Hardback | Jan 2017 | #234934 | ISBN-13: 9789934191251
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About this book

Language: English

The World of Crocuses is a much-awaited encyclopaedia on crocuses. Published by the Latvian Academy of Sciences, it is the most comprehensive monograph currently available on this botanical family. Its author, Jānis Rukšāns, Dr Honoris Causa from the Latvian Academy of Sciences, grows thousands of crocuses. An internationally renowned expert on crocuses, he studied them extensively in their natural habitat, obtained many hybrids as a crocus breeder, and authored several books on bulbous plants and crocuses. In this monumental work he exhaustively and in much detail describes the 235 species of crocus currently listed.


Contents

Sponsors 7
Acknowledgements 9
About the author 11

Part I. General information about Crocuses and their Cultivation 13
Preface 14
Cultivation 15
Propagation 21
Pests and Diseases 23
Classification and Identification 26
Botanical characters 29
Species 38
Keys for crocus species 43

Part II. Crocus species from A to Z 55
235 species presented one by one in detail

Appendices 555
Glossary 555
List of crocus species 557
Bibliography 559
Main synonyms for crocus names 565


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