The Genus Lachenalia (A Botanical Magazine Monograph)

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The Genus Lachenalia (A Botanical Magazine Monograph) Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Royal Botanic Gardens: Kew Publishing Pages: 650 ISBN: 9781842463826 Category:

This is the first complete and illustrated monograph of the genus Lachenalia, a horticulturally important and botanically diverse plant group. Lachenalia ranks with Gladiolus as one of the two most popular genera of South African bulbous plants worldwide, and next to Ornithogalum is the second-largest member of the family Hyacinthaceae in southern Africa.
All species are described, classified and illustrated, with detailed text on history, morphology, phylogeny, phytogeography, pollination biology, cultivation and propagation. This book includes many highly attractive species which have never been illustrated in colour before, with 11 new taxa, ten of which are new species.

Weight1 kg

Author Biography

Graham Duncan is a Specialist Horticulturist and Curator of Bulbous Plants Living Collection based at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, and has worked there since 1979.