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The smallest kingdom : plants and plant collectors at the Cape of Good Hope

Author: Michael Fraser; Liz McMahon
Publisher: Richmond, Surrey : Kew, 2011.
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"The Smallest Kingdom is an illustrated account of the botanical exploration of South Africa’s Cape Floral Kingdom and the plants that this region has given to the gardens of the world over the last four centuries. Home to more than nine thousand distinct plant species, thirty percent of which are native only to the Cape Floral Kingdom, this small region was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fraser; Liz McMahon
ISBN: 9781842463895 1842463896
OCLC Number: 587209613
Description: 220 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Locating the smallest kingdom --
Introduction and acknowledgments --
1. The thistle from Madagascar --
2. The Company's garden --
3. God and friendly nature combined --
4. Men of questionable sanity --
5. The Scots garden-hand --
6. A view to gratify a curiosity --
7. A collection of collectors --
8. From Cape to cultivation --
9. The treasures of this beautiful tribe --
10. Cross-pollinating in Upper Tooting --
11. This good-temoered flower --
12. Bear's ears and garden diamonds --
13. The smallest kingdom --
14. Back to its roots.
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