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Hardcover with slipcase
Price: 8.50
Author: Loraine E. Kuck & Richard C. Tongg
ISBN: 0804802378
Description: With Slipcase
Condition: Hardcover 6 x 8 3/4, Tuttle, 1980, 10th Printing.
Clean and tight with minimal wear and age discoloration, mild dustjacket wear, falps intact, minor scratches, slipcase age discolored but strong and intact.
Summary: "Illustrated profusely with over 140 color pictures of flowers.
Chapter topics include where to see Hawaiian flowers, Hawaii's own flower, the Hibiscus, the blossoming trees, native trees, tropical shrubs, colored foliage shrubs, flowering vines, ginger blossoms, and special tropical flowers." ... "The list of countries and regions in which these brilliant migrants originated is an impressive one that includes, Africa, Argentina, Asia Minor, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Ceylon, China, Colombia, the East Indies, Fiji, Guatemala, Guiana, the Himalayas, India, Japan, Java, Madagascar, Malaya, the Mascarene Islands, Mexico, the Philippines, Polynesia, Rhodesia, Tahiti, and the West Indies. The success with which so many flowering plants have been transplanted from one area of the tropics to another is a decided encouragement to gardeners and flower lovers of those regions to add to the splendor of their own collections... In this book, each flower is accompanied by a caption giving the common name or names by which the plant is known, its scientific name, the family to which it belongs, and its place of irigin. The caption is supplemented by a description of the plant that notes its habitat, its flowering season, and other details of interest....."


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