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African Plants

Adams -  Wild Flowers of the Northern Cape
Approx 150 pages illustrating 173 species with attractive colour paintings, mostly one to a page. 1976 8 ½ x 5 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Anon -  Some Protected Wild Flowers of the Cape Province
244 charming colour reproductions of paintings. The 1967 version of the book with additional plates. 5 ½ x 4 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , The hardbound edition, with no DW (as published?), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: No dust jacket as published, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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View larger image of 'Haworthia Revisited'Bayer -  Haworthia Revisited
The start of his latest revision (there are now four updates as well) is a superbly produced book, very well illustrated with colour photos and distribution maps, and includes extracts from his 1976 and 1982 books. 250 pages 1999 10 ½ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)45.00
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Bayer, Bruce -  Molecular phylogenetics Treutlein et al, Alooideae-Asphodelaceae and the genera thereof, What should we learn from history? and H. limifolia v. arcana
A compendium of articles including a 16 page reprint of Molecular phylogenetics from Taxon. 8 colour photos. 44 A4 pages.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Bayer, Bruce -  The New Haworthia Handbook
His second book on the subject, presenting must information in a very readable and well presented fashion. 1982 9 ½ x 6 ½ 124 pages plus 20 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Somewhat worn and bump to corner., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Berger, Alwin -  Stapelieen und Kleinien
Keys, detailed descriptions and sketches. German 1910 7 ¼ x 5 ¼ 433 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Split to the inner binding but intact. Genrally good for its age but with inevitable wear over the years., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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Bohnen -  Flowering Plants of the Southern Cape
80 full pages colour plates of composite botanical paintings illustrate the plants in a most attractive manner with concise descriptions and distribution information. 1986 12 x 8 ¼ 92 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Slight blister to laminate on back cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Bolus & Barclay & Steer -  A Second Book of South African Flowers
Gives a great deal of information on a wide range of SA plants in a character book of the 30’s. 214 pages with about 40 colour and 40 b&w plates. 1936 9 ¾ x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Quite a worn and faded cover and no dust jacket as published, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Bolus & Wolley -  A list of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of the Cape Peninsula with notes on some of the critical species
A short introductory section give the background to the area, with the majority being checklists of the plants and their location. 10 x 6 ¼ Pages 207-373 of Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Binding badly broken but (just!) still intact apart from the last page. Very worn and some marks - especially the first page, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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View larger image of 'Pooley's Trees of Eastern South Africa - A Complete Guide'Boon, Richard -  Pooley's Trees of Eastern South Africa - A Complete Guide
A chunky field guide style book which is a much updated and expanded version of the original. Over 1000 indigenous and alien species are described from KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Brief introductory sections cover the environments, glossary – partly illustrated and keys before going on to describe the plants by family with concise details and a number of compact colour photos. Second edition 2010 (first published 1993) 8 ½ x 626 pages
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)45.00
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View larger image of 'Flowering Plants of Africa'Botanic Research Institute -  Flowering Plants of Africa
The long running series, originally "Flowering Plants of South Africa", published in South Africa which features native plants and illustrated with fine botanical art. Publication has recently been sporadic, and the makeup of the volumes has changed over the years. 11 x 7 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Index to volumes 1 - 49, , New
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 50 part 2 1989 - includes 2 Aloes, 2 Tylecodons and Pelargonium ellaphieae, Some wear to cover, New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 51 part 2 1991 - includes one Plectranthus and one Pelargonium, Some wear to cover, New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 53 1994 - 101 pages including one Brachystelma, one Aloe, Decarya madagascariensis and one Gasteria, Some wear to cover, New
Price: £(GBP)26.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 54 1995 - 103 pages including 7 Sarcocaulons, 2 Pelargoniums, one Haworthia and one Poellnitzia, Some wear, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 55 1997 111 pages including 2 Aloes, two Gasterias, One Haworthia, one Lachenalia, one Brachystelma and one Plectranthus., Some wear to cover, New
Price: £(GBP)26.00
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Breuer, Ingo -  The World of Haworthias Volume 2
This volume gives the descriptions illustrated with black and white photos in cultivation and 24 pages of colour photos of the plants in habitat. 2000 9 ½ x 6 ½ 516 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Fold acoss front cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Breuer, Ingo -  The World of Haworthias Volume 2 Descriptions
Following on from the first volume, this is alphabetically arranged, and for each published name gives the place of publication, type, Latin diagnosis, original description in English and later descriptions contributed by important authors. Black and white illustrations of the type plant wherever available, or a contemporary illustration, and recent photos for clarification where necessary. 24 pages of colour photos. 2000 9 ½ 6 ½ 518 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)32.00
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Burman & Bean -  Hottentots Holland to Hermanus
No 5 in the South African Wild Flower Guides. After a brief introduction, about 360 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo. 219 pages. 1985 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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View larger image of 'Figs of Southern & South-Central Africa'Burrows, John and Sandra -  Figs of Southern & South-Central Africa
A substantial book on these plants which have such a fascinating pollination mechanism. After brief introductory sections the major part of the book covers the 48 indigenous to Southern Africa, all but one of which the authors have seen in habitat. This covers not only descriptions, taxonomy, ecology and uses and cultivation, but also distribution maps, colour photos of whole trees, trunks, leaves etc, and drawings of leaves and fruits. Further sections cover cultivated varieties and other species related to Ficus, 2003 12 ½ x 9 ¼ 379 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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Carr, J D -  The South African Acacias
Describes the 43 then accepted species grouped under the authors own practical system. Many black and white photos and sketches illustrate the species, along with 8 pages of colour photos. 1976 10 ½ x 8 ¼ 323 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight brown marks to the edge of the pahes, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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Carter -  Flora Zambesiaca.Vol. 12, Part 3
Detailed descriptions of 53 species of Aloe. 22 graphic plates 2001 9 x 6 106 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Common Wild Flowers of Table Mountain & Silvermine'Clarke & Mackenzie -  Common Wild Flowers of Table Mountain & Silvermine
After initial information on the area including walking advice, over 250 flowers are covered with concise description and colour photo, 3 to a page. 2013 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 120 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £10), New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Coates Palgrave -  Trees of Southern Africa
All the tree species, both indigenous and introduced, south of the Zambezi are included, with a description, distribution map and leaf sketch. A fascinating and impressive book. 959 pages plus 112 pages of colour illustrations – a mixture of photos and sketches. 1977 Struik 9 ¾ x 6 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Updated impression 1983, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Codd, L E -  The South African Species of Kniphofia
A technical publication which primarily looks at the taxonomy of the 45 recognised species plus a few subspecies with detailed descriptions, distribution maps, black and white photos plus 27 full page colour botanical illustrations. Bothalia Volume 9 parts 3 & $ 150 pages 9 ½ x 7 ¼ 1968
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Knocks to corners, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Compton -  Our South African Flora
100 cigarette cards, plus 8 additional colour plates, mounted in an album, with brief information about SA plants 100 pages. 1941 10 x 8
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Rather worn, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Court -  Succulent Flora of Southern Africa
The first edition of this well regarded book, which describes seven major families of succulent plants to be found in Southern Africa, and then by genus and describes many species grouped geographically and by closely related specie. 32 pages of colour photos complement a number of B&W photos in the text. 1981 11 ¼ x 8 224 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Some wear to the dust cover edges, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Succulent Flora of Southern Africa - 3rd edition'Court -  Succulent Flora of Southern Africa - 3rd edition
The third edition of this well respected book follows the style of the previous two and bring the information up to date from the point of view of classification (although she still retains Sarcocaulon which are included for the first time) and new discoveries. Arranged by family and genus, descriptions are provided – apart from the mesembs where the genus is described with species names and very concise comments. References are an addition to this edition. 67 pages of colour photos and some black and white ones in the text as in previous editions. 2010 11 ¼ x 8 336 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments:  (RRP £24.99), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'East of the Cape - Conserving Eden'Cowling & Pearce -  East of the Cape - Conserving Eden
Fernwood Press’s final natural history book continued their tradition of producing well researched and attractive books on interesting subjects. In this one the area covered is the meeting point of 6 of Africa’s biomes – Forest, Grassland, Savannah, Nama-Karoo, Succulent Karoo and Fynbos on the south eastern coast astride the border between the summer and winter rainfall areas. Those who have been down the Garden Route will have travelled through it. It has been neglected until recently in spite of its incredible diversity of plant and animal life at the meeting of these biomes, as well as its own speciality – “Thicket”. The book looks at all aspects of the natural history and the peoples of the area, how it developed and how it can be conserved for the future. Deserves to be as well known as their other books on Fynbos, Namaqualand, Table Mountain ..... Took some tracking down to get hold of it – and was well worth the effort. 2009 12 x 9 ¼ 168 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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View larger image of 'Fynbos - South Africa's Unique Floral Kingdom'Cowling & Richardson & Patterson-Jones -  Fynbos - South Africa's Unique Floral Kingdom
Whilst the flora is the dominant content of the book, the people, fauna and scenery also feature in this generously illustrated account of this unique area. 156 pages. 1995 12 x 10 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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View larger image of 'The Bushman Candles'Craib & Lavranos -  The Bushman Candles
This fabulous large format book, on what hobbyists still tend to call Sarcocaulons but taxonomically are now all included in Monsonia and the title “Bushman Candles” neatly sidesteps, is based around the extensive field knowledge of the two authors. For each of the 15 species there is a full description and diagnostic features, geographic distribution and habitat preference, history, life history, autecology, conservation status and synonyms. This is supplemented by a distribution map and many colour photos in habitat. And one of the crowning glories of the book are the paintings by Ellaphie Ward-Hillhorst for the Moffet 1979 Bothalit ion of the Genus Sarcocaulon which are reproduce life sized. If this wasn’t enough there are chapter on Bushman Candle Art, Reminiscences by Moffett, Ellaphie Ward-Hillhorst by Graham Duncan, Homelands by Bowen Boshier who provided his pencil drawings to show the landscape the plants grow in, Gerhard Marx on the botanical art he provided for the book, photographing in habitat by Connall Oosterbroek who provided many of the photos, and finally their culture. For me this is an exceptional book, both on the quality and range of its contents as well as presentation. Even if you are not very interested in Bushman Candles the information on Southern African habitats and the botanical art are exceptional. Those who have been waiting a long time for it to be published won’t be disappointed by the end result! 2011 13 x 10 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)65.00
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View larger image of 'Geophytic Pelargoniums'Craib, Charles -  Geophytic Pelargoniums
Based on more than 10 years study in habitat by the author, this book describes the species and distribution, and includes their growth cycle as well as cultivation and cultivation potential. Each specie is illustrated by a sketch by Gill Condy, and 12 in full page colour painting. 2001 10 ¾ x 8 126 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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Cribb & Hermans -  Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar
A chunky field guide which starts with a brief introduction to the habitats followed by keys. The major part of the book is 1 – 5 colour photos on one page with concise descriptions and distribution maps on the opposite page. 2009 9 ½ x 6 ¼ 456 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: ,  (RRP £60), New
Price: £(GBP)48.00
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View larger image of 'Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide'Crouch, Klopper & Burrows -  Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide
Building on the earlier book by Burrows, this weighty field guide style book starts with brief guidance on how to use it to identify plants, with almost the entire book given over to the descriptions of 321 species with description and distribution map on one page and colour photos on the opposite one. Arranged by family, Lycophytes are also covered. 2011 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 776 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £27.5), New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Daniell -  African Scenery & Animals
A very large book of facsimile reprint of the 29 aquatint plates originally published in 1804-5 with their original descriptions plus additional commentaries to explain them further, along with an introduction to the method of original reproduction and the background to the book and author. 1976 24 x 18 144 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Number 79 of an edition of 500, Decorated boards which have bowed slightly, and with some indentations and rubbing to the back cover., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)400.00
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de Vos, Miriam P -  The Genus Romulea in South Africa
A technical revision of the genus which recognises 68 species which are described and illustrated with sketches and about 8 pages of coloured botanic art/photos. 1972 9 ½ x 7 ¼ 307 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , No dust jacket (as published?), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)70.00
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Delpierre & Du Plessis -  The Winter-growing Gladioli of South Africa
.After a brief view of the taxonomy, conservation and cultivation of the plants the major part of the book is a gallery of colour photos with concise descriptions. 1974 8 ¾ x 7 ¾ 71 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Dinter -  Sukkulentenforschung in Südwestafrika I
Account of his 1922 exploration by this noted explorer in South West Africa. German 1923 9 ½ 6 80 pages.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1983 facsimile reprint, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Gerhard Dreyer's Wild Flowers'Dreyer & van Jaarsveld -  Gerhard Dreyer's Wild Flowers
An attractive posthumous compilation of some of the marvellous photographs taken by Dreyer’s both panoramas and close ups well reproduced accompanied by informative text by Ernst van Jaarsveld. 2003 8 ¾ x 11 ¼ 80 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to dust jacket, New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Dyer -  The Cycads of Southern Africa
Bothalia Volume VIII part 4
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Some loss to the surface of the front cover from removal of price label., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)80.00
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Dyer, R A -  Flora of Southern Africa volume 27 part 4 - Brachystelma, Ceropegia and Riocreuxia
Key to the species with detailed descriptions and other information with sketches. 1980 9 ½ x 7 91 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Fold down the front of the dust jacket, which also has some wear and slight catch., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Eliovson -  Wild flowers of Southern Africa
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Eliovson -  Discovering Wild Flowers in Southern Africa
Over 100 species illustrated with a colour photograph, plus some information about each plant. 253 pages. 1969 smaller format edition. 9 ¾ x 7
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Original large format edition published 1962, 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ with the colour pictures tipped in. Dust wrappper worn but intact and in a film cover., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1969 smaller format edition. 9 ¾ x 7, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Eliovson, Sima -  Flowering shrubs and trees for South African Gardens
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: No dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Esterhuyse/von Breitenbach/Sohnge -  Remarkable Trees of South Africa
A fascinating account of the largest, oldest and most interesting trees of South Africa. Arranged by plant family, it is well illustrated by B&W photos plus 8 pages of colour photos. 2001 Briza Publications 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 202 pages plus 8 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Fabian & Germishuizen -  Transvaal Wild Flowers
134 composite colour plates of paintings of the plants are the heart of this book, with description on the opposite page. Over 700 species from 400 genera are illustrated. Although an expanded soft bound edition under the title “Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa” has subsequently been published, this larger format book does greater justice to the illustrations. 1982 12 x 9 292 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Fabian & Germishuizen -  Wild flowers of Northern South Africa
This is an expanded edition of their 1982 Transvaal Wild Flowers. 472 pages including 220 pages of colour plates of composite paintings by Anita Fabian. 1997 9 x 7
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Fernwood Press book, specially imported from SA., Some fading/discolouration to the book cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Fernwood Press book, specially imported from SA., , New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Finch-Davies & Kemp -  The Birds of Prey of Southern Africa
140 full page colour reproductions of the paintings by Finch-Davies are supplemented by commentary by Kemp make this an exceptional book on the subject. 11 ½ x 8 ½ 339 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Number 1051 of the standard subscribers volume. Very slight closed tears, wear and marks to the dust jacket. A little browning to the outer edges of the pages., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)175.00
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Fourcade -  Check-list of the Flowering Plants of the divisions of George, Knysna, Humansdorp and Uniondale
Organised by family and genus, it indicates which areas the plants can be found. Botanical Survey of South Africa Memoir No 20 1941 9 ½ x 6 127 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Some wear to corners and edges, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Fourcade -  Check-List of the Flowering Plants of the Divisions of Geroge, Knysna, Humansdorp and Uniondale
As the title states this is purely a checklist of the plants by family with indication of the areas they has been reported from. Botanical Survey of South Africa Memoir No 20 1941 9 ½ x 6 127 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'The Smallest Kingdom'Fraser, Mike & Liz -  The Smallest Kingdom
I have been a fan of the authors’ two previous books – the charming paintings by Liz and the engrossing text by Mike. This time it is just on the plants, and chronicles the botanical exploration of the Cape, the people who did it and features the main groups of plants which have been introduced to cultivation. In addition to Liz’s paintings there are also many contemporary illustrations and some colour photos. 2011 11 ½ x 9 ¾ 220 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £28), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Funston & Borchett -  Spirit of the Bush
A general natural history of the area, very well illustrated with colour photos. 120 pages 2000 12 x 11
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)16.00
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Germishuizen, Gerrit -  Illustrated Guide to the Wildflowers of Northern South Africa
A tall pocket style guide to over 600 of the more commonly found plants in the region, with a brief description and and colour painting by Brenda Clarke. 2000 Briza Publications 8 ½ x 4 224 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)14.00
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Giddy -  Cycads of South Africa
A fascinating account of these ancient plants, with all the usual information you would expect and sketches of many of the leaves of species. 122 pages including 30 pages of colour photos. 1974 12 x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Wear, chipping, small tears and small pieces missing to the dust jacket and slight bowing to boards., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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Gledhills, Eily -  Eastern Cape Veld Flowers
Brief introduction to the area is followed by concise descriptions of the plants with sketches on the opposite page. Four pages of attractive colour paintings. 1969 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 269 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'The Woody Iridaceae - Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia'Goldblatt -  The Woody Iridaceae - Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia
Want to amaze your friends by knowing about these rather obscure genera of Nivenia, Klattia and Witsenia? Then this is the book for you, by this excellent author. 139 pages including 13 pages of colour reproduction of attractive paintings by Fay Anderson. 1993 9 ¼ x 6
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £22.5), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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View larger image of 'Gladiolus in Tropical Africa'Goldblatt -  Gladiolus in Tropical Africa
Describes 82 species, along with much interesting information on Gladioli, from this expert on African bulbs. 1996 10 ½ x 7 ½ 321 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £29.99), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Gunn & Codd -  Botanical Explorations of Southern Africa
The first 70 pages are an historical outline up to about 1750, whilst the rest is a dictionary of the Plant Collectors. 1981 11 x 8 400 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Some slight tears to the edge of the front dust cover, which is somewht worn., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)95.00
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Hammer & Barnhill -  Lithops - Treasures of the Veld
First edition
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Mesembs: The Titanopsis Group'Hammer, Steven -  Mesembs: The Titanopsis Group
Many people grow some of the Mesembs, but don’t venture much beyond Lithops and Conophytums. This is a shame as there are many attractive plants which are quite amenable in cultivation. There have been books on Mesembs before, but as there are so many species they can’t cover more than a small sample of the types. There has also been limited information on their cultivation which varies with the wide range of climate conditions the plants live in, and their varying ease of adaption to cultivation in our less than ideal conditions. So this, the first in a projected series, will be welcomed by many, as it both shows what can be grown and how to cultivate them. It is well illustrated with many colour photos both in cultivation and habitat including variations and close ups of leaf textures. Plus there are a number of botanic art paintings, seed capsule drawings and distribution maps. The genera covered in this volume are Aloinopsis, Deilanthe, Didymaotus, Ihlenfeldtia, Nananthus, Prepodesma, Tanquana ,Titanopsis and Vanheerdea Appendices include reprints of historical notes on cultivation by Tischer and others by Schwantes, Nel and Hall. Written by a well known personality who has extensive knowledge of the plants both in habitat and cultivation this well produced book will be the ultimate reference on these plants and will do a lot to increase their popularity in cultivation.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)38.50
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View larger image of 'Lithops - Treasures of the Veld - 2nd edition 2010'Hammer, Steven -  Lithops - Treasures of the Veld - 2nd edition 2010
The first edition of this book was very popular and hard to get hold of, so this expanded and revised edition will be welcome by many people who couldn’t get hold of the first edition – and even many of those who did have it. Eight extra pages describe and illustrate the new taxa and cultivars since the first edition, plus there are additional pictures of those in the first edition. Lithops remain the most popular of Mesembs and are widely grown, so the cultivation information in addition to the descriptions and being able to see what they typically look like makes this a most useful book. 2010 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 156 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)23.00
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Hardy & Fabian -  Succulents of the Transvaal
The 56 attractive full page colour paintings by Anita Fabian, which illustrate over 100 species, are accompanied by description and habitat information from David Hardy. 1992 12 x 9 138 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)32.50
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Harris, Cornwallis -  Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa
An extremely large full size facsimile reproduction of the 1840 original. 30 scenic depictions of wildlife in its environment with his descriptions.. 1976 23 ½ x 16 ¾ 175 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Number 401 of and edition of 550, Decorated boards which have bowed slightly. Slight discolouration to the binding., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)300.00
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Hermans, Du Puy,Cribb and Bosser -  Orchids of Madagascar Second Edition
Concise descriptions are supplemented with 64 plates of colour photos illustrate 250 species along with line drawings of new species. Extensive bibliography. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 398 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £88), New
Price: £(GBP)72.50
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Herre -  The Genera of the Mesembryanthemaceae
A classic on the subject, with an introduction to the history of the plants, and then an A-Z of the genera recognised at the time with a page of description and distribution map, plus a full page illustration of a specie, mostly in colour. 316 pages 1971 11 ¼ x 8 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Dust jacket in better condition than ofen found in and slightly wavy pages, 
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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Jackson -  Wild Flowers of the Fairest Cape
200 species are described and illustrated by a colour photograph. 132 pages. 1980 11 ¾ x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Jackson -  Wild Flowers of Table Mountain
160 good colour photos make up half this book, which along with good descriptions and a brief introduction to Table Mountain, make this a very good book. 120 pages. 1977 11 ¾ x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1982 printing, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Jacobsen, W B G -  The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa
A detailed account of the popular plants with introductory sections on their distribution, ecology and plant communities they are found in before giving a key to families and genera which are then described in some detail and illustrated with black and white photos. 1983 11 ½ x 8 ½ 542 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to the edge of the dust jacket, and the first 40 pages have had some water staining to a bottom corner - the pages haven't stuck together but there is some discolouring and wrinkling., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)100.00
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Jeffrey -  Flora of Tropical East Africa - Aizoaceae
Descriptions and numerous sketches. 1961 10 x 6 ¼ 37 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Jeppe -  Natal Wild Flowers
A lovely book which describes 284 of the more showy wild flowers of the region, and illustrates them with the authors attractive watercolours in composite full page colour plates. 1975 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 118 pages plus 56 pages of colour plates
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: No dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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View larger image of 'Orchids of South Africa: A Field Guide'Johnson, Bytebier & Starker -  Orchids of South Africa: A Field Guide
The introduction sections cover their environments, floral regions, biomes and vegetation types of South Africa, and their naming, structure, reproduction and conservation. Each genus is given a brief introduction and picture before the main part of the book to help determine which genus a plant belongs to, before they are detailed alphabetically by genus. Each species is described along with distribution map, and well-illustrated with usually 3-5 colour photos. 2015 9 ½ x 6 ½ 536 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Joyce, Peter -  Flower Watch - A guide to the Cape's floral wonders
A popular book which is organised by geographical area with selected plants described and illustrated and a calendar when to see them at their best. 1999 8 ¼ x 8 ¼ 96 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'Cape Peninsula'Kidd -  Cape Peninsula
94 colour plates of paintings, arranged by month, plus descriptive notes of this popular area of South Africa for plants. 1950 8 ½ x 5 ¼ .
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  1983 revised edition in as new condition, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1983 revised edition in as new condition, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1996 revised edition with 239 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)13.00
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View larger image of 'Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana'Kirby, Gwithie -  Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana
A compact field guide which details 333 of the more common wild flowers of the area, one to a page, arranged by flower colour, and along with a description one or more colour photos. 2013 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 400 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £16.5), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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La Croix -  African Orchids in the Wild and in Cultivation
The book aims to give all the information on habitat and cultivation details about species available in the trade and others known to be in cultivation, plus some not yet in cultivation but of potential value. The Authors lived in Africa for a number of years, and then grew them in Western Scotland. 1997 9 ¼ x 6 379 pages plus 44 pages of colour photos. Timber Press.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'The Aloes of Malawi'Lane, Stewart -  The Aloes of Malawi
Organised by growth form to make identification easier, this book gives description and a distribution map, with a sketch for some species and at least one and usually more colour photos for each specie. Brief sections including cultivation conclude the book. Umdaus Press 2004 10 x 7 ½ 56 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)18.00
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Letty -  Wild Flowers of the Transvaal
174 colour plates of botanical paintings by Cythna Letty provide the basis of the book, with the text provided by Dyer/Verdoorn/Codd. A classic. 1962 10 ¾ x 7 ¾ 362 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very slight tears to the dust wrapper, which also has slight damp staining. Otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Lighton -  Cape Floral Kingdom
The history of the discovery and introduction to cultivation of these plants. 206 pages 14 colour plates. 1960 8 ¾ x 5 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: good ex library copy, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)9.00
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Lighton -  Cape Floral Kingdom - revised edition
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'The Cape Orchids'Liltved and Johnson -  The Cape Orchids
A magnificent two volume production to do justice to the more than 20 years of research that has been done on these plants in their habitat. Significant introductory sections cover biomes, history of botanical exploration, Harry Bolus, morphology, inter-relationship with fire, pollination and hybridisation, and cultivation before going on to describe the genera and species which are divided between terrestrial and epiphytic. Accounts of people who have been significant contributors to the knowledge of these plants are also interspersed amongst the accounts. Very well illustrated with colour photos, many of a good size, and many colour reproductions of botanical illustrations. 2012 12 x 9 ½ 1022 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)300.00
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Linley & Baker -  Flowers of the Veld
Covers the plants by family, giving a fair degree of information on selected species to be found. 120 pages plus 32 pages of good colour photos. 1972 5 ¼ x 8 ¼
 
Cover: Softcover
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Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Lucas -  Flora of Tropical East Africa - Fumeriaceae
Descriptions and numerous sketches. 1962 10 x 6 ¼ 5 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Bump to corner, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)2.00
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Lucas & Pike -  Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand
16 full page composite plates of Pikes botanical paintings are supplemented with numerous sketches along with good descriptions. 1971 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 113 pages.
 
Cover: Laminated
Comments: Slight wear to the surface of the dust jacket, but generally very good for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Manning & Goldblatt -  West Coast
No 7 in the South African Wild Flower Guides. After a brief introduction, about 600 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo. 240 pages 1996 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Photo Guide to the Wildflowers of South Africa'Manning & Paterson-Jones -  Photo Guide to the Wildflowers of South Africa
After a brief introduction to the regions and their climates, the main part of the book is a photographic account of nearly 900 of the more common and most conspicuous wildflowers to be seen. Grouped by region – Grassland & Savannah, Fynbos (the largest) and Namaqualand, each section has an introduction to the region, followed by the plants grouped by colour, 3 or 4 to a page, with a good colour photo by Colin Paterson-Jones, description and distribution map. 2003 Briza Publications 9 ½ x 6 ½ 352 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'The Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs'Manning, Goldblatt & Snijman -  The Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs
The most comprehensive popular book on these attractive and widely grown plants, giving descriptions and habitat information, and limited cultivation advice. Well illustrated with many colour photos, and written by three South African plant experts. 2002 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 486 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £45), New
Price: £(GBP)37.50
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to Fynbos'Manning, John -  Field Guide to Fynbos
A chunky book which manages to cover over 1100 of the 7000 known species from this fascinating area. The book concentrates on those species most likely to be encountered, and has a key to help guide you to the right section of the book. Concise descriptions on one page are illustrated with photos by well known plant photographer Colin Paterson-Jones on the opposite page. A brief introduction explains about the unique aspects of Fynbos. 2007 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 508 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Wildflowers of Southern Africa (Sasol First Field Guide)'Manning, John -  Wildflowers of Southern Africa (Sasol First Field Guide)
A small introductory booklet to the plants, that gives 44 species a page each, with description, distribution map and colour photos packed in. Short introductory section. 1999 6 ½ x 4 ¼ 57 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)3.50
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa'Manning, John -  Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa
A chunky field guide style book, which starts with a brief introduction to the regions and floral types and how to identify plant families. The plants are organised by 10 groups which the author defines to help people find the correct plant. The book covers around 1100 species, with compact colour photos on one page – typically 4-9 per page, with concise descriptions and distribution maps on the opposite page. 2009 8¼ x 5 ¾ 487 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)14.50
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View larger image of 'SASOL First Field Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa'Manning, John -  SASOL First Field Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa
A small introductory booklet to the plants, that gives 48 species a page each, with description, distribution map and colour photos packed in. Short introductory section. 2001 6 ½ x 4 ¼ 57 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)3.50
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Mason -  Western Cape Sandveld Flowers
85 composite colour plates of her attractive paintings form the basis of the book, with description on the page opposite. 1972 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 203 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Some minor wear to the cover, but otherwise in very good condition for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)24.00
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa'McMurtry, Grobler, Groble & Burns -  Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa
Starting by looking at their habitats, the book then goes on to give thumbnail descriptions of the genera to be found in the area. Each specie is given two pages, with description, distribution map, ecology and conservation status on one page with a series of colour photos on the opposite page showing overall form of the flower, close ups and variation. And added bonus is the 8 pages of colour botanical illustrations. 8 ½ x 6 484 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Meredith ed -  The Grasses & Pastures of South Africa
The first part of the book deals with identification of the grasses to be found, whilst the second the management of them. Mostly black and white photos and sketches with 32 colour plates. 1955 9 ¾ x 7 ½ 771 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  Second impression 1959, No dust jacket and owner's name written on edge of pages, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments:  Second impression 1959, Poor dust wrapper and the spine starting to split away from the book block., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Milne-Redhead & Turrill -  Flora of Tropical East Africa - Ranunculaceae
Descriptions and numerous sketches. 1952 10 x 6 ¼ 23 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)2.00
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Moriarty -  Outeniqua Tsisikamma & Eastern Little Karoo
No 2 in the South African Wild Flower Guides. After a brief introduction, about 80 composite colour plates of paintings illustrate numerous species along with a description. 206 pages 1982 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1997 updated edition with 223 pages including 10 additional colour plates., , New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Mustart, Cowling, Albertyn & Paterson-Jones -  Southern Overberg - South African Wild Flower Guide 8
Around 500 plants are briefly described and illustrated with a colour photo on the opposite page – typically 4 to 6 to a page, in a useful field guide style book which also briefly describes the local features which influence the botany. 1997 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 270 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Nel -  Gibbaeum Handbook
Brief introduction and distribution comments are followed by a key and very detailed descriptions and commentary. 7 attractive colour paintings plus 50 black and photos and sketches. After all this time this is still the only book on these charismatic plants. 1953 10 x 7 ½ 117 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Dust jacket with some slight tears, fading especially to spine, and generally a bit grubby., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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Nel, G C -  Lithops
An early classic on these fascinating plants. 43 colour plates and numerous B&W illustrations. 1946 10 x 7 314 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Poor dust jacket with tears and parts missing, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Onderstall -  Transvaal Lowveld and Escarpment
No 4 in the South African Wild Flower Guides. After a brief introduction, about 350 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo. 222 pages 1984 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'The Remarkable Baobab'Pakenham, Thomas -  The Remarkable Baobab
Whilst this well known author was going round the world looking at the trees to include in his marvellous book “Remarkable Trees of the World”, he fell in love with the Baobabs with the result that he devoted a book to just these trees. In addition to the African specie, which is probably the best known, he also saw 3 of the Madagascar species (slimmer and less craggy than the African trees) and the Australian specie (sort of mid way in form). As usual with this author, it is well written, and full of wonderful colour photos. Another interesting and attractive tree for Christmas reading. 143 pages 8 ¾ x 7 ¼ 2004
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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Paterson-Jones -  Cape Floral Kingdom
Primarily a lavishly illustrated account with good photos of the plants of this area, with a limited but informative account of them. 144 pages 1997 10 ¼ x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'Table Mountain - a natural history'Pauw & Johnson -  Table Mountain - a natural history
The plant life gets good coverage in the book, along with some of the known interactions between the plants and animals, of which there are all sorts of interesting types. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 160 pages 1999 12 x 9 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Pearse -  Mountain Splendour
After a brief introduction to the geology and ecology of the Drakensberg Mountains, the book then presents a good guide to the plants, with one page giving descriptions and the opposite page typically 2 – 5 colour photos of the plants. 1978 11 ½ x 9 239 pages.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to the edge of the dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Peschel, Beatrice -  Hints on Growing Wild Flowers
Small booklet giving suggestions on a wide range of plants for the Transvaal. No date – 1960’s? 8 ½ x 5 ½ 40 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)2.00
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Polhill -  Flora of Tropical East Africa - Campanulaceae
Descriptions and numerous sketches. 1976 10 x 6 ¼ 40 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region'Pooley -  A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region
Illustrates about 2400 species with a colour photo, typically 6 - 10 per page, with description and distribution map on the opposite page. Includes the Drakensberg. Remarkably comprehensive. 630 pages 1998 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Second impression 2005, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)32.50
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Cover: Plastic
Comments: Second impression 2005, , New
Price: £(GBP)32.50
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View larger image of 'Mountain Flowers'Pooley, Elsa -  Mountain Flowers
A field guide style guide to the plants of the high altitude areas of the Drakensberg and Lesotho. Brief introductory sections describe the area and its environments before giving concise descriptions and colour photo of more than 1000 species to be found there. 2003 8 ½ x 6 320 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Slight bump, New
Price: £(GBP)32.50
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Quite bumped copy, New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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View larger image of 'Forest Plants in the Forest and in the Garden'Pooley, Elsa -  Forest Plants in the Forest and in the Garden
An unusual book as though this book is primarily about some of the plants to be found in the Forest biome along the southern coast edge of South Africa, it also has some comments about growing them in the (South African) garden. Over 100 plants are described with a colour photograph, and some of the birds and animals associated with them are also covered. 2006 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 72 pages
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Praeger -  An Account of the Genus Sedum as found in cultivation
1967 reprint of 1920-21 original. After brief introductory section on history, distribution, cultivation etc the main part of the book is detailed descriptions of the plants, accompanied by detailed botanical drawings. 9 x 6 ¼ 314 pages.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Originl softbound rebound hardback, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1967 reprint, Folds across front and back covers and 2 inch tear up spinefrom front cover. Generally quite worn., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Rawe -  Succulents in the veld
Mainly a pictorial account of plants in habitat. 48 colour & 88 B&W photos, 5 maps 1968 9 ¾ x 7 ½ 104 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Reynolds -  The Aloes of Nyasaland
The smallest of the books on Aloes by the author – and the scarcest. Follows the pattern of his first Aloe book, “The Aloes of South Africa“ with detailed descriptions and illustrations both photos and drawings. 1954. 8 ½ x 5 ½ 54 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Small stain to front cover, and slight fold to back cover and bump to corner, otherwise in remarkably good condition for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Reynolds, G W -  The Aloes of Tropical Africa and Madagascar
197 species are described, each illustrated in B&W photos, along with 106 colour photos. Still a classic on these plants after more than 40 years. 1966 10 ¾ x 7 ¾ 537 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Small tears to top of dust wrapper on spine which is also slightly faded, and a few small marks. Otherwise very good for its age/, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)100.00
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Rice & Compton -  Wild Flowers of the Cape of Good Hope
The appeal of the book is the 250 coloured plates of attractive paintings. Brief information about the Cape region. 1950. 10 x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: No DW, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Ross, J H -  A Conspectus of the African Acacia Species
Describes their classification and some of the characteristics employed in the keys, etc before giving a key to the species followed by descriptions with sketch illustrations and one colour plate. Memoirs of the Botanical Survey of South Africa No 44 1979 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 155 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Rourke -  Proteas of Southern Africa
Describes 82 species, each with a full page colour illustration of a painting, mainly by Fay Anderson. Along with chapters on the history of their discovery, introduction and uses, and cultivation for each species, this is a LARGE fabulous book. 236 pages 1980 13 ½ x 9 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Just £40 until the end of September 2014, Very good condition - better than usually found in, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Rousseau -  Proteas
Primarily a photo album, with half the pages in colour, and brief information on each specie illustrated. 24 pages 1973 6 ¾ x 9
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Roux -  The Veld and the Future
Transcript of the Inaugural lecture of the Professor of Botany at Witwatersrand University. 1963 8 ½ x 5 ½ 12 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)2.00
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Roux & Schelpe -  Namaqualand
No 1 in the South African Wild Flower Guides (revised edition). After a brief introduction, about 340 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo. 215 pages 1988 revised edition. 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: Greatly expanded Third Edition 2005 with around 580 species and 336 pages, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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View larger image of 'The Succulent Plants of East Africa'Russo, ed -  The Succulent Plants of East Africa
Fifteen essays on a variety of topics by 14 international authors. The proceedings of a Symposium held in 2002, dedicated to the memory of the Italian botanist Emilio Chiovenda (1871-1941). 117 colour photos, 18 text-figs, Italian & English. 2005 9 ¾ x 7 301 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Quite a heavy bump to a corner and some catches to the dust cover., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)37.50
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Rycroft -  Our flower paradise
A “Cigarette Card” type album (although it was sponsored by Coca-Cola so I don’t know how the cards were obtained) which has 100 colour cards of species from photos mainly b Hall and Rycroft inserted along with descriptions of the plants. 1963 10 x 9 48 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight folding to the top right corner of the cover and first few pages, and some other minor wear, but generally pretty good for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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View larger image of 'Pinguone, Kenya - Succulents and their Environment'Schulz & Powys -  Pinguone, Kenya - Succulents and their Environment
Looks at the succulent species within an area of highland Kenya, and considers the plants in relation to their total environment, well illustrated with colour photos. 1998 11 ½ x 8 ½ 160 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight fading to spine, New
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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Shearing & van Heerden -  Karoo South African Wild Flower Guide 6
Around 400 plants are briefly described and illustrated in a composite colour painting on the opposite page – typically 4 to 6 to a page, in a useful field guide style book which also briefly describes the local features which influence the botany. 1994 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 192 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Shell -  Guide to some of East Africa's Upland Flowers
30 pages with colour photos and brief description of about 64 species. No date -?60's.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: rather worn, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)2.00
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Smit, Nico -  Field Guide to the Acacias of South Africa
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)16.00
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View larger image of 'Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa'Smith & Crouch -  Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa
A useful compact introduction to 240 of the more common succulent plants of the area, typically 2 species to a page, with description, one or more colour photos and distribution map. 2009 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 136 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Aloes in Southern Africa'Smith & van Wyk -  Aloes in Southern Africa
The first part of the book looks at what is an Aloe, its near relatives, botany and ecology. Then it looks at the species by habitat type after which their possibilities for gardening are considered and finally a short section on their uses. The authors are well known experts on the plants and the book is very well illustrated with many colour photos. 2008 9 x 8 ¼ 136 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Smith et al -  List of Southern African Succulent Plants
Arranged by family, this book gives a brief introduction to each family, along with a distribution map, and in many cases a sketch of an example plant. This is then followed by a list of genera and species. 175 pages plus 8 pages of colur reproductions of plants. 1997 10 x 7 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Umdaus Press book, , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Some wear especially to the corners, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)3.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Umdaus Press book, Slight wear to cover, New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Smith, Andrew -  Illustrations of The Zoology of South Africa
A facsimile reproduction of the original first published 1838-49 in three volumes, Mammals (53 colour plates), Birds (114 colour plates) and Reptiles/Fish/Invertebrates (113 colour plates) 1977 13 x 9 ½ 259, 494 and 596 pages.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Copy 69 of 350., Very slight discolouring to the edges of some of the pages., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)450.00
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View larger image of 'First Field Guide to Aloes of Southern Africa'Smith, Gideon -  First Field Guide to Aloes of Southern Africa
A small introductory booklet to the plants, that gives 46 species a page each, with description, distribution map and colour photos packed in. Short introductory section. 2003 6 ½ x 4 ¼ 57 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)3.50
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Stokes, Hazel -  What Succulent Is That
A charming small book about some of the more common South African succulent plants, with descriptions and 9 double pages of attractive colour illustrations as shown in the picture. 1974 4 ¾ x 5 ½ 86 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Somewhat worn cover and remains of price label, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Struik (Publisher) -  Wild Flowers of South Africa
A colourful picture album arranged by plant family. Paperback 127 pages with 406 colour photos. 11 x 8 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Struik (Publishers) -  Beautiful Wild Flowers of Southern Africa
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Summerhayes -  Flora of Tropical East Africa - Orchidaceae (Part 1)
A technical book which describes the genera and species with a few sketches. 1968 10 ¾ x 6 ¼236 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Somewhat worn and with a bump to one corner., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'The Waterberg - the natural splendours and the people'Taylor, Hinde & Holt-Biddle -  The Waterberg - the natural splendours and the people
Looks at this less well known area of South Africa, now a biosphere reserve, from the earliest days of exploration and settlement, through the people and wildlife (plants do get a look in!) to be found there to the present day of conservation. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2003 9 ¾ x11 ¾ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £24.99), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Madagascar - a Paradise at Risk'Teissier, Botta & Blanchy -  Madagascar - a Paradise at Risk
Another of Cactus & Co’s well produced booklets which is packed with photos of the fascinating plants (and a few animals) from this marvellous country. 2006 9 x 6 ½ 64 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Schumannia 4 - Biodiversity & Ecology Volume 2'Thiede et al -  Schumannia 4 - Biodiversity & Ecology Volume 2
A German produced equivalent to “Bradleya” which publishes articles too long or technical for its parent journal KUAS, this issue concentrates on the succulent plants of Africa. Mostly dual language German and English but occasionally articles are in German only. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2004 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 250 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight wear from storage, New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Thistleton-Dyer -  Flora of Tropical Africa volume IV Section 1 Oleaceae to Gentiana
Includes Apocynaceae & Asclepiadeae as well as Pleaceae, Salvadoraceae, Loganiaceae & Gentianeae. Originally 1902 - 1904 this is a 1958 reprint 8 ¾ x 5 ½ 646 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)45.00
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Thistleton-Dyer -  Flora Capensis
8 3/4 x 5 1/2
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol IV, 1 includes Apocynaceae & Asclepiadeae Originally 1905-1909 1973 reprint, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)45.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Volume VI Haemodoraceae to Liliacee including Irideae, Amaryllideae & Dioscoreaceae 1896-7 563 pages, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)45.00
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View larger image of 'Tree Aloes of Africa'van Jaarsveld & Judd -  Tree Aloes of Africa
First in a planned series of books covering all the Aloe family – including Gasteria, Haworthia etc – this covers what in latest classification are now termed Aloidendron, six species of Tree Aloe, plus the closely related Kumara plicatilis - what was previously known as Aloe plicatilis. As with all Ernst van Jaarsveld books, there is much wider information than just the plants themselves. It starts with an explanation about the background to the reclassification and botany, before going in to the history of the plants discovery by early settlers and explorers until the present day. Chapters then cover their distribution and ecology, and cultivation. The species are then covered in detail with an attractive full page colour painting by Eric Judd and colour photos showing the whole plant, flowers, habitat etc. 2015 10 ½ x 8 74 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'The Southern African Plectranthus - and the art of turning shade to glade'van Jaarsveld & Thomas (illustrations) -  The Southern African Plectranthus - and the art of turning shade to glade
Following on from his first book on these plants 20 years ago, this is everything you’d hope from this well known botanist. It covers the history of their discovery and cultivation, his hunting for them in their natural habitats, garden uses in suitable climates, hybrids, distribution and ecology before going on to describe each of the 55 known and accepted SA species (and a couple of other) each illustrated with colour photos and a full page botanical illustration by Vicky Thomas. Maybe not the most popular of plants, but Fernwood Press have produced a book that will be enjoyed by many who haven’t previously been captivated by them. 2006 12 x 9 ¼ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park'van Wyk -  Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park
That it’s now in its fifth edition after nearly 25 years is a good indication of the quality and usefulness of this book. Over 200 species are covered, one per page with concise description and photos showing the overall form plus close ups of bark, leaves, flowers and fruit. 2008 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 272 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)16.50
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Van Wyk -  Wild flowers of South Africa
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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van Wyk -  Photo Guide to Trees of Southern Africa
An A-Z colour picture encyclopaedia of 300 of the more common trees to be found in the area, including significant naturalised aliens. Each specie has a page with a photo of the tree, plus a couple of supporting photos of either flowers, fruits, leaves of bark, plus a description and distribution map . 2000 Briza Publications 9 ½ x 6 ½ 356 pages
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: Second edition 2008, , New
Price: £(GBP)23.00
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Van Wyk & Malan -  Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand.
Over 800 plants are illustrated with a colour photo, typically 4 - 7 to a page, arranged by flower colour and then by plant family. NB this book was re-issued as "Wild Flowers of the Highveld" 352 pages 1988 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: A bit worn and some weakening of the binding, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Van Wyk & Malan -  Wild flowers of the Highveld
A compact field guide style book which describes more than 900 species arranged by colour giving concise descriptions and most illustrated with a colour photo. Brief introduction to the area and technical aspects. Second edition 1997 (first published 1988) 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 353 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Various editors -  Flora of Southern Africa
Keys,detailed descriptions, sketches, distribution maps etc. 9 ½ x 7 ¼ number of pages varies
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 7 1983 76 pages Iridaceae part 2 Ixiodeae Fascicle 2 Syringodea and Romulea, Slight marks to cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 13 1970 221 pages, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 16 part 2 1977 138 pages Fabaceae - part 2 Caesalpinioideae, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 22 1976 161 pages, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 26 1963 307 pages includes Apocynaceae, Bump to corner and general wear, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Verdcourt & Trump -  Common Poisonous Plants of East Africa
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'South African Parasitic Flowering Plants'Visser, Johann -  South African Parasitic Flowering Plants
A fascinating account of these little known plants, organised by family with a good introductory to each and many colour photos of the species. 1981 11 ¾ x 8 ½ 177 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Wear to dust jacket, New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Volk -  Graser des Farmgebietes von Sudwestafrica
243 types of grasses are described and illustrated with sketches. German. 1974 10 ¼ x 7 ¾ 148 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'South Africa - Paradise at the Continent's End'Waterkamp, Rainer -  South Africa - Paradise at the Continent's End
A colour picture album which depicts the variety of the people, animals and scenery of the country. 159 pages 12 ¼ x 9 ¾ 2007
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £24.99), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Wild & Drummond eds -  Kirkia volume VII part 1
This book packs in the colour photos of the plant as a whole and the leaves, bark, flowers and seeds to help identify the plants, along with a key based around region and concise descriptions. 2003 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 92 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'Richtersveld - The Enchanted Wilderness'Williamson -  Richtersveld - The Enchanted Wilderness
This sumptuously illustrated book covers the geology, people, climate, survival strategies floristic zones of the plants and fauna of the area, written by an expert and excellent writer 258 pages 2000 12 x 10 ¾ Revised edition 2010 has 260 pages and is almost identical with original except for names brought up to date, extended epilogue and a very few changes to illustrations.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Revised 2010 edition, , New
Price: £(GBP)65.00
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Wiss -  Unsere Sudwestafrikanischen Akazien
An issue of “Botanischen Mitteilungen” which looks at some of the Acacia species, with edescriptions and sketches. German. 1978 11 ½ x 8 ¼ 18 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)2.00
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Zohary, Michael -  Geobotanical Foundations of the Middle East
A pioneer and very thorough book based on the author’s 40 years studying the vegetation of the area. Two volumes in a single hardback book. Maps and black and white photos with a few colour plates. 1973 10 x 7 723 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Somewhat worn in a plain paper dust wrapper, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)200.00
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