Cycads of the World: Ancient Plants in Today's Landscape, Second Edition (Hardcover)

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Description


Cycads superficially resemble palms and are often misidentified as such. However, cycads are actually a unique assemblage of primitive plants that have been around for at least 250 million years. They have become highly sought after for gardens, both private and public, and their present status as endangered plants has engendered an upsurge of interest in their conservation. With Cycads of the World, David Jones has achieved that difficult task of writing a scientifically accurate text, which is both easy to read and to understand.

For this second edition David Jones has added information covering over 100 new species and subspecies of cycads, and updated his material on the 200 species from the first edition. Each entry includes a full description, distribution and habitat information, and a detailed cultivation and propagation guide. Over 360 color photographs plus many other illustrations and maps facilitate easy identification for all living species. This second edition of Cycads of the World makes a fine addition to the library of anyone interested in exotic plants, including gardeners, landscape architects, horticulturalists, botanists, and the curious reader alike.

About the Author


David L. Jones is a professional horticulturalist and the author of many fine books, including Palms Throughout the World (Smithsonian, 1995).

Praise For…


“This is the best single reference for cycads that is available today.”—Audubon Naturalist News

“A handsome book, as valuable to the botanist as it is to the horticulturalist.”—Choice


Product Details
ISBN: 9781588340436
ISBN-10: 1588340430
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Publication Date: September 17th, 2002
Pages: 456
Language: English

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