Cycads of the World: Ancient Plants in Today's Landscape / Edition 2

Cycads of the World: Ancient Plants in Today's Landscape / Edition 2

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by David L. Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588340430

ISBN-13: 9781588340436

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

Cycads superficially resemble palms and are often misidentified as such. However, cycads are actually a unique assemblage of primitive plants that have been around for at least 250 million years. They have become highly sought after for gardens, both private and public, and their present status as endangered plants has engendered an upsurge of interest in their

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Cycads superficially resemble palms and are often misidentified as such. However, cycads are actually a unique assemblage of primitive plants that have been around for at least 250 million years. They have become highly sought after for gardens, both private and public, and their present status as endangered plants has engendered an upsurge of interest in their conservation. With Cycads of the World, David Jones has achieved that difficult task of writing a scientifically accurate text, which is both easy to read and to understand.

For this second edition David Jones has added information covering over 100 new species and subspecies of cycads, and updated his material on the 200 species from the first edition. Each entry includes a full description, distribution and habitat information, and a detailed cultivation and propagation guide. Over 360 color photographs plus many other illustrations and maps facilitate easy identification for all living species. This second edition of Cycads of the World makes a fine addition to the library of anyone interested in exotic plants, including gardeners, landscape architects, horticulturalists, botanists, and the curious reader alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588340436
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
1,127,034
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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