The Smallest Kingdom: Plants and Plant Collectors at the Cape of Good Hope

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The Smallest Kingdom: Plants and Plant Collectors at the Cape of Good Hope Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Royal Botanic Gardens: Kew Publishing Pages: 300 Illustrations and other contents: 100 Illustrations, color ISBN: 9781842463895 Category:

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. Over Kew’s 250 year history, Cape plants and their collectors have contributed greatly to the establishment of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as the pre-eminent centre for botanical research.

The book is illustrated throughout with full colour botanical paintings by Liz Fraser as well as contemporary and archival illustrations, and will appeal to conservationists, gardeners, botanists, historians, botanical artists, naturalists, and visitors to the Cape.

Weight1.52 kg

Author Biography

Mike Fraser was awarded the prestigious Maloth Medal of the Botanical Society of South Africa in 1996 for his work in promoting conservation of endangered wildlife of the Cape through his publications. Liz Fraser was awarded the prestigious Maloth Medal of the Botanical Society of South Africa in 1996 for her work in promoting conservation of endangered wildlife of the Cape through her publications.