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Kew Pocketbooks: Mexican Plants

A richly illustrated guide to the botanical biodiversity of Mexico.
The geography of Mexico takes in a sprawling variety of environments—from mountains to tropical beaches, and from rainforests to deserts—so it’s no surprise that the biodiversity of the nation’s plant life is similarly diverse. This new title in the Kew Pocketbook series is a celebration of Mexico’s impressive flora, and it includes everything from orchids, chili, and cacti, to marigolds—which are associated with Día de los Muertos celebrations—and dahlias, the national flower. Forty of Mexico’s signature plants are showcased here, illustrated with color paintings from the archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew—one of the most extensive collections of botanical art in the world. An introductory chapter by Kew horticulturist Bryony Langley provides a comprehensive overview, and extended captions accompany each painting.

96 pages | 40 color plates | 5 1/2 x 7 1/4

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