Tropical Flowering Plants: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation

Overview

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 examination and research, the author lists concise and easily ...
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Overview

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 examination and research, the author lists concise and easily discernable characteristics for plant identification.

Plant descriptions are listed alphabetically by botanical family for ease of comparison. More than 1500 color photos of magnificent flowering specimens make this book as much a pleasure to browse as it is a resource for research. This unique color encyclopedia is sure to appeal to gardeners, landscapers, nurseries, collectors, botany students, florists, and botanical gardens. Tropical Flowering Plants promises to be a staple reference for decades to come.

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Editorial Reviews

American Gardener
"[This book is] top shelf from a production standpoint and from an information standpoint — I like everything about it."

—Ray Rogers, American Gardener, May/June 2004

Choice
"Imagine 50 years' worth of memories of the world's best botanical gardens ... Then imagine all of those photographs you wished you had taken on your visits to those gardens. Now you have an idea of this wonderful book. ... [This] well-researched and beautifully produced book will make a fine addition to any library whose patrons are gardeners as well as botanists, and artists as well as scientists."
—G. C. Stevens, Choice, February 2004
Seattle Olympian - Mike McLaughlin
The book is comprehensive, it’s packed with pertinent information and it’s accurate. Especially important, it has up-to-date nomenclature, and it is well-illustrated.
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The book is comprehensive, it’s packed with pertinent information and it’s accurate. Especially important, it has up-to-date nomenclature, and it is well-illustrated.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604694710
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2003
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Kirsten Albrecht Llamas received a master's degree in tropical botany from the University of Miami and developed the first human cytogenetics laboratory in South Florida. She is a longtime member of the Tropical Flowering Tree Society and has provided numerous plant identification updates to The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanic Garden and at Fairchild Tropical Garden. Her lifelong avocation has been photography, with an emphasis on nature, culminating in a photo collection of flowering tropical plants and the publication of this book.
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