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Tropical flowering plants : a guide to identification and cultivation

Author: Kirsten Albrecht Llamas
Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Kirsten Llamas documents more than 1400 flowering trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants commonly grown in tropical and subtropical gardens. She provides thorough information on cultivation for each plant, including growth characteristics, light exposure, cold hardiness, invasive tendencies, and unique horticultural features. Drawing upon an extensive database gathered over several decades of first-hand
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsten Albrecht Llamas
ISBN: 0881925853 9780881925852
OCLC Number: 50898656
Awards: Winner of American Horticultural Society Book Award 2004
Description: 423 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
Contents: Plant descriptions --
Acanthaceae --
Adoxaceae --
Agapanthaceae --
Agavaceae --
Aizoaceae --
Alismataceae --
Alliaceae --
Alstromemeriaceae --
Amaranthaceae --
Amaryllidaceae --
Anacardiaceae --
Annonaceae --
Apocynaceae --
Apicynaceae --
Aquifoliaceae --
Araceae --
Araliaceae --
Arecaceae --
Aristolochiaceae --
Asphodelaceae --
Asteraceae --
Balsaminaceae --
Begoniaceae --
Berberidaceae --
Bignoniaceae --
Bixaceae --
Boraginaceae --
Brassicaceae --
Bromeliaceae --
Cactaceae --
Canellaceae --
Cannaceae --
Caprifoliaceae --
Casuarinaceae --
Cecropiaceae --
Cistaceae --
Clusiaceae --
Cochlospermaceae --
Colchicaceae --
Combretaceae --
Commelinaceae --
Convolulaceae --
Crassulaceae --
Cucurbitaceae --
Cyclanthaceae --
Dilleniaceae --
Dioscoreaceae --
Ebenaceae --
Ericaceae --
Euphorbiaceae --
Fabaceae --
Fabaceae, subfamily caesalpiniodeae --
Fabaceae, subfamily mimosoideae --
Fabaceae, subfamily papilionoideae --
Flacourtiacea --
Gelsemiaceae --
Gentianaceae --
Geraniaceae --
Gesneriaceae --
Goodeniaceae --
Haemodoraceae --
Hamamelidaceae --
Heliconiaceae --
Hemerocallidaceae --
Hyacinthaceae --
Hypoxidaceae --
Iridaceae --
Lamiaceae --
Lamiaceae, formerly verbenaceae --
Lauraceae --
Lecythidaceae --
Leeaceae --
Linaceae --
Lomandraceae --
Lythraceae --
Magnoliaceae --
Malpighiaceae --
Malvaceae --
Malvaceae, formerly bombacaceae --
Malvaceae, formerly sterculiaceae --
Malvaceae, formerly tiliaceae --
Marantaceae --
Melastomataceae --
Meliaceae --
Menyanthaceae --
Moraceae --
Moringaceae --
Muntingiaceae --
Musaceae --
Myrtaceae --
Nelumbonaceae --
Nyctaginaceae --
Nymphacaceae --
Ochnaceae --
Oleaceae --
Onagraceae --
Orchidaceae --
Oxalidaceae --
Pandanaceae --
Papavernceae --
Passifloraceae --
Paulowniaceae --
Pedaliaceae --
Phytolaccaceae --
Piperaceae --
Pittosporaceae --
Plantaginaceae --
Plumbaginaceae --
Polyalaceae --
Polygonaceae --
Pontederiaceae --
Portulacaceae --
Proteaceae --
Rosaceae --
Rubiaceae --
Ruscaceae --
Rutaceae --
Sapindaceae --
Sapotaceae --
Schlegeliaceae --
Scrophulariaceae --
Solanaceae --
Strelitziaceae --
Taccaceae --
Theophrastaceae --
Thymelaeaceae --
Turneraceae --
Velloziaceae --
Verbenaceae --
Violaceae --
Zingiberaceae --
Zygophyllaceae.
Responsibility: text and photography by Kirsten Albrecht Llamas.
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Incorporating the advances in plant taxonomy, this book documents more than 1400 flowering trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants commonly grown in tropical and subtropical gardens. It provides  Read more...

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