By: Jānis Rukšāns(Author)
568 pages, colour photos, colour distribution maps
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.
About the author 11
Part I. General information about Crocuses and their Cultivation 13
Pests and Diseases 23
Classification and Identification 26
Botanical characters 29
Keys for crocus species 43
Part II. Crocus species from A to Z 55
235 species presented one by one in detail
List of crocus species 557
Main synonyms for crocus names 565
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