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Primula by John Richards
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Designed to be used by both gardeners and botanists, this book describes 430 species of Primula, presenting a major modern revision of this widespread genus.;With information on the newly described species, over 30 new illustrations, and important fresh details on the evolutionary history of primulas from recent DNA evidence, the revision brings this classic reference work up to date.;Each species is treated systematically with accounts of its taxonomy, evolution, ecology, distribution, breeding behaviour, variation, hybridization, cultivation and garden history. In addition there are introductory chapters on the history of the exploration and cultivation of the genus, on cultivation, on the evolutionary history of primula, and its special features.

Author Biography

Dr John Richards is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He is a Committee Member of the Alpine Garden Society, and a past Vice-President of the Botanical Society of the British Isles. He is the author of Plant Breeding Systems (1986).
Release date Australia
May 30th, 2003
Author
Contributor
Illustrated by Brigid Edwards
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations
100 colour and b/w illustrations
Imprint
Batsford Ltd
Pages
320
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9780713487282
Product ID
1713282

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