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10/04/2017

Asian Plants

View larger image of 'Slipper Orchids of Vietnam'Averyanov, Cribb, Ke Loc & Hiep -  Slipper Orchids of Vietnam
A marvellous book which first gives an overview of the flora before describing the known species, well illustrated with colour photos of the plants and their habitats, maps, sketches etc 2003 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 308 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman -  Orchids of Sarawak
Quite a long introduction gives the background of the environment, history etc to the plants before giving keys and detailed descriptions of the genera and species. Illustrated with 33 plates of colour photos, plus many in the introductory sections. 2001 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 584 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £79), New
Price: £(GBP)62.50
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Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood -  Orchids of Borneo Volume 1
Provides an introduction to the series and covers 100 species mainly of horticulture importance with detailed descriptions, sketches and other information. 22 plates of colour photos. 1994 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 401 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: A new copy with some wear to the dust jacket and fold across the frontispiece page. (RRP £52), New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £52), New
Price: £(GBP)39.00
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Chin -  Malaysian Flowers in Colour
Mainly a colour encyclopaedia, with limited information on the plants. 172 pages with numerous good colour photographs. 1977 10 x 7
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Clayton, Dudley -  The Genus Coelogyne - a synopsis
The book tries to bring together all the information available on this widely distributed Asian genus and whilst it provides key and detailed descriptions it does try to do so in a way helpful to growers. 24 plates of colour photos. 2002 10 ¼ x 7 ½ 316 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £54), New
Price: £(GBP)47.50
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Comber, J B -  Orchids of Java
A very brief introduction to the area and a key to the species precede the detailed species descriptions with colour photos. 1990 11 ¾ x 8 ½ 406 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £21), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Cowen -  Flowering Trees and Shrubs in India
68 colour plates, mostly full page, plus 40 B&W sketches. Covers trees and shrubs cultivated in India, not just natives, with a page or so of information on each illustrated specie. 159 pages 1950. 11 ¼ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Poor DW, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)14.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: no DW, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Cribb & Whistler -  Orchids of Samoa
The history of plant exploration in the region and its environments are first covered before keys to the plants and the detailed descriptions with sketches. 24 pages of colour photos. 1996 9 ½ x 6 141 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £22), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Holttum -  Gardening in the Lowlands of Malaya
323 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos and 18 of B&W. 1953 9 ¼ x 6
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: No DW, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Jingwei -  Alpine Plants of China
A well produced colour photographic album of nearly 200 plants 134 pages 1982 11 ½ x 9 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)14.00
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View larger image of 'Vireyas - A Practical Gardening Guide'Kenyon & Walker -  Vireyas - A Practical Gardening Guide
Primarily a cultivation guide to these attractive plants, with brief details of species and hybrids. It is well illustrated with 80 colour photos. 96 pages 1997 Timber Press 9 ¾ x 7
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'A Plantsman in Nepal'Lancaster -  A Plantsman in Nepal
The much expanded edition of the 1981 original with 270 colour photos make this a fascinating book about both the plants and the country written by an expert writer. 291 pages 1995 11 x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)28.50
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Lewis & Cribb -  Orchids of Vanuatu
The history of plant exploration in the region and its environments are first covered before keys to the plants and the detailed descriptions with sketches. 8 pages of colour photos. 1989 9 ½ x 6 171 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £18), New
Price: £(GBP)14.50
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Lewis & Cribb -  Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville
The history of plant exploration in the region and its environments are first covered before keys to the plants and the detailed descriptions with sketches. 16 pages of colour photos. 1991 9 ½ x 6 334 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)28.00
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Polunin & Stainton -  Flowers of the Himalaya
A chunky field guide style book with detailed descriptions and 128 pages of colour photos. 1984 8 ½ x 5 ½ 580 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Randhawa -  Flowering Trees
plus 14 pages of colour paintings. Describes 56 species of trees grown in India. 216 pages 1965 8 x 5 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Singh, Meena -  Succulent Euphorbiaceae of India
Reproduces the first descriptions, with discussion. 39 graphics 1994 8 ¾ x 7 ½ 55 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: slight wear, New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Thrower -  Plants of Hong Kong
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Rather worn, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)4.00
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Urban Council of Hong Kong -  Hong Kong Shrubs
About 100 colour photos of plants, not just natives, along with descriptions. approx 110 pages 1971-7 8 ½ x 6
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'Iris of China'Waddick & Zhao Yu-tang -  Iris of China
Really two books in one. The first part is by Waddick who describes their environment and ecology, and applies it to cultivation, from his extensive travels. The second is the translation of Zhao Yu-tang’s systemic analysis. 1992 9 ¼ x 6 192 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos mostly 2 to a page. Timber Press
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)14.00
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Wharton, Hine & Justice -  The Jade Garden - New & notable plants from Asia
Written by three staff members of the British Columbia Botanic Garden staff, this is based on the extensive plant exploration by one of them and the experience of growing these plants in the gardens. Divided up in to perennial, shrubs and trees sections, each written by on author, it details a wide range of lesser known but garden worthy plants from this plant rich area of the world, well illustrated with 218 colour photos. Each author 2005 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ 228 pages plus 36 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Wood, J J -  Orchids of Borneo volume 4
Covers a number of species to be found in the area, with detailed descriptions and botanical sketches and 25 plates of colour photos. Also includes errata and nomenclatural changes from the previous volumes and a revised classification scheme and new keys. 2003 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 314 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £59), New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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