Cycads superficially resemble palms and are often misidentified as such. However, cycads are actually a unique assemblage of primitive plant that have been around for at least 250 million years.
This book is a scientifically accurate text which is both easy to read and to understand. It covers all living species in their 11 genera, including 100 new species. Also includes colour photographs, many descriptive line drawings, identification keys, distribution maps and fine old colour engravings previously hidden away in antique volumes.
There is detailed information on the cultivation of cycads, their biology and propagation, appealing to gardeners, landscape architects, horticulturalists, botanists, conservationists and curious general readers alike.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2004
- 190 x 260mm