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Field Guide to the Amaryllis Family of Southern Africa & Surrounding Territories

An in-depth guide to southern Africa’s profusion of amaryllises.
The 1,600 species of bulbous and perennial plants that comprise the amazingly diverse amaryllis family are among the tropical world’s foremost botanical treasures. This field guide follows Kew’s 2016 book The Amaryllidaceae of Southern Africa, highlighting the region’s amaryllises with more than five hundred photographs and several new paintings and maps that make for a decidedly effective guide for field identification. Graham Duncan provides a botanical description for each species, along with other helpful tidbits of information, such as their flowering period, life cycle, distribution, habitat, medicinal or poisonous properties, and conservation status. New illustrations by Barbara Jeppe and Leigh Voigt illuminate the dazzling variety of the African members of the amaryllis family. This superb field guide will surely become the standard book on this treasured group of flowers.

556 pages | 814 color plates, 265 maps | 6 x 8 1/4

Biological Sciences: Botany


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