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    The Southern African what flower is that?

    ISBN: 9781770075269
    Since 1984 when the very first edition of The South African what flower is that? was published, this book has been the reference of choice for South African gardeners (or aspiring gardeners) in flower identification.
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    Since 1984 when the very first edition of The South African what flower is that? was published, this book has been the reference of choice for South African gardeners (or aspiring gardeners) in flower identification. This new fourth edition has finally appeared, 15 years after the death of original author, Professor Kristo Pienaar. Not only has it been adapted for Southern Africa (and reflected as such in the current title), but the alphabetical arrangement has been rearranged according to family name first, followed by genus, also alphabetically. Naturally, all the latest family delimitations, as well as changes in species name according to current taxonomic studies are featured. Additional common names are included, as well as icons indicating 'waterwise' and 'invasive species' characteristics. All in all The Southern African what flower is that? remains a comprehensive and informative reference for anyone who loves to grow garden- and house-plants, but doesn't always know much about them, or who needs to identify a favourite or a new cultivar. Approximately 1?6 00 annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and vines commonly found in Southern African gardens, parks and roadsides are easily identified by superb full-colour photographs. The accompanying text is brief, but details each plant's origin, appearance, how, when and where to plant it and even how it can be propagated. Clear informative icons tell the reader at a glance of a plant's needs, whether it is sun or shade loving and much more.
    Since 1984 when the very first edition of The South African what flower is that? was published, this book has been the reference of choice for South African gardeners (or aspiring gardeners) in flower identification. This new fourth edition has finally appeared, 15 years after the death of original author, Professor Kristo Pienaar. Not only has it been adapted for Southern Africa (and reflected as such in the current title), but the alphabetical arrangement has been rearranged according to family name first, followed by genus, also alphabetically. Naturally, all the latest family delimitations, as well as changes in species name according to current taxonomic studies are featured. Additional common names are included, as well as icons indicating 'waterwise' and 'invasive species' characteristics. All in all The Southern African what flower is that? remains a comprehensive and informative reference for anyone who loves to grow garden- and house-plants, but doesn't always know much about them, or who needs to identify a favourite or a new cultivar. Approximately 1?6 00 annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and vines commonly found in Southern African gardens, parks and roadsides are easily identified by superb full-colour photographs. The accompanying text is brief, but details each plant's origin, appearance, how, when and where to plant it and even how it can be propagated. Clear informative icons tell the reader at a glance of a plant's needs, whether it is sun or shade loving and much more.
    Products specifications
    ISBN13 9781770075269
    Contributor Smith, Gideon F.
    Contributor Pienaar, Kristo
    Language English
    Format hardback (slipcased)
    Imprint Struik Lifestyle
    Publisher Struik Nature
    Publication Date 2011-10-01
    Short Description Southern African what flower is that? Pienaar, Kristo; Smith, Gideon F. 9781770075269
    Author Biography Professor Gideon F Smith is the Chief Director of Research at the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI). He is an acknowledged expert on succulent plants and is the author of Gardening with Succulents, published by Struik Lifestyle, and Aloes in Southern Africa and Sasol First Field Guide to Aloes of Southern Africa, both published by Struik Nature.The late Professor Kristo Pienaar, former head of the Department of Botany at the University of the Western Cape, was an exuberant, colourful personality who linked his hobbies and his work, to the joy of flower lovers throughout South Africa. He was an expert on indigenous plants, was well known for his talks on radio and television, and authored a number of successful gardening books.