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Encyclopaedia Botanica by Frances Bodkin

Encyclopaedia Botanica by Frances Bodkin

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Encyclopaedia Botanica

The Essential Reference Guide to Native and Exotic Plants in Australia

by Frances Bodkin

Cornstalk Publishing, 1991, ISBN 0207150648, line drawings in text, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owner’s details/inscription marked out on front endpaper, age toned pages, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to covers, edges and corner, small tears (see photographs)

"The Encyclopaedia Botanica is a unique and important contribution to Australian botanical literature, fulfilling a long-standing need for a comprehensive, up-to-date and practical work on both native and exotic plants cultivated in Australia.  This single volume provides information on over 11,000 plants, including many rare and lesser-known species.
Unlike many other botanical reference books, this encyclopaedia has an easy-to-find, self-contained entry for each plant and is written in clear, precises prose, as readily understood by the layman as by the expert.  Every significant aspect of the plant is covered in detail; its botanical and common names, family classification, place of origin, natural habitat, preferred soil and position, drought and frost reactions, plant types, flowering times, propagation methods and where relevant, hints on cultivation and care, special uses, poison warnings, and the history or legends involving the plant.  More than 1100 attractive illustrations are a further aid to plant identification."

 

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