Saunders’ Field Guide to Gladioli of South Africa

Saunders’ Field Guide to Gladioli of South Africa
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Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
Total Pages : 984
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ISBN-10 : 9781775847625
ISBN-13 : 1775847624
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Book Synopsis Saunders’ Field Guide to Gladioli of South Africa by : Rod Saunders

Download or read book Saunders’ Field Guide to Gladioli of South Africa written by Rod Saunders and published by Penguin Random House South Africa. This book was released on 2021-08-13 with total page 984 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The genus Gladiolus has fascinated plant collectors, taxonomists and the general public for centuries. Known for their spectacular flowers, these highly adapted and specialised plants occur throughout Africa, Madagascar, Europe and the Middle East. South Africa is home to more than half of the world’s Gladiolus species and the Western Cape is the heart of species diversity. Saunders’ Field Guide to Gladioli of South Africa is the first of its kind to offer a complete photographic record of the 166 species that occur in the region. Posthumously completed, this book is the culmination of the Saunders’ long search to find and photograph every known species of Gladiolus in South Africa. It includes: An introduction comprising a brief history of gladioli, information about the morphology and taxonomy of the genus, and guidelines for use in the field. Detailed descriptions of the main floral parts of each species, along with information about ecology, pollinators, similar species and conservation status; field notes were written by Rachel Saunders. Over 1,000 exquisite photographs taken in situ detailing morphology and habitat. Up-to-date distribution maps indicating where species have been recorded. A glossary of terms with illustrations unpacking difficult terminology. A coveted record of the life’s work of a couple who contributed to botany and horticulture in South Africa; it will be treasured by anyone with an interest in these magnificent flowers. Sales points: Accessible coverage of all known gladioli in South Africa; identification at a glance; full-colour photographs of all species described; expert authors.


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