For the enthusiastic amateur or experienced rhododendron grower, this landmark reference provides the keys to the accurate identification of the nearly 300 rhododendron species widely in cultivation. An extensive introduction places the work in context as it examines the history of Rhododendron classification and gives a full survey of plant structures throughout the many species. Species are listed in systematic order, so that similar species occur close to each other in the text. These are fully described, including complete citations of previous references and notes on the occurrence of wild-origin specimens in cultivation. Beautiful photographs include close-up shots of flower and leaf, microscope images of leaf surfaces, and easy-to-use diagnostic keys, making this the indisputable volume for plant identification. A milestone in the identification of rhododendrons, this will become an essential reference for botanists, nurserymen, and enthusiasts.
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Provides full descriptions and diagnostic keys for nearly 300 Rhododendron species. In addition to the easy-to-use diagnostic keys, further diagnostic information is provided by beautiful photographs that include close-ups of flower and leaf, as well as microscope images of leaf surfaces. 176 color photos.About the Author:
Dr. James Cullen is Director of the Stanley Smith (U.K.) Horticultural Trust based in Cambridge. He served as Assistant Regius Keeper at RBG Edinburgh from 1972 to 1989, where he was responsible for research on Rhododendron classification based on both the dried and living collections. From 1976 to 2000 he was editor of The European Garden Flora (Cambridge University Press). He is the author of numerous scientific papers and contributions to flora, and holds an RHS Gold Veitch Memorial Medal.
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