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14/08/2019

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Snijman -  The Genus Haemanthus
A revision of the genus which recognises 21 species. Each is described along with distribution and observations on each species. There are 24 colour paintings, all but one by Ellaphie Ward-Hilhorst, are outstanding. of very attractive botanical art. Introductory sections cover morphology, geography, ecology and habitat, flowering , seed dispersion, evolution, cytology and hybrids. 1984 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ 139 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Dust jacket has some discolouring which they ofetn have (and many copies of this title have no dust jacket at all)), Second hand book – please see important information
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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: , Slight wear to the cover, New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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View larger image of 'Orchids of South Central Africa'Williamson, Graham -  Orchids of South Central Africa
Not many people know that the late Graham Williamson, the well know expert on South African Succulents, started his book writing career with this book! A very brief introduction is followed by detailed descriptions of the plants, with botanical sketches of the plant and flower detail. A very youthful photo of him is on the back flyleaf! 1977 11 x 8 ½ 237 pages plus 48 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Bramwell -  Wild flowers of the Canary Islands
The original classic with habitat and descriptions. 261 pages plus 64 pages of colour photos. 8 x 5 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Ex library with ownership written inside., Second hand book – please see important information
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Walker -  Wild Flowers of Kwazulu-Natal
An attractively produced book of many of the flowers from the area illustrated with delicate paintings along with descriptions, uses etc. 1996 12 x 8 ¼ 241 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Uneven fading to front cover., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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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: Dust jacket quite worn, as it usually is with this title., Second hand book – please see important information
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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
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
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Plowes & Drummond -  Wild flowers of Rhodesia
A useful book on the plants of this area, on which there is very little, with a brief introduction followed by 193 plants described with colour photos on the opposite page. 1976 6 ½ x 8 ½ Around 160 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Very good for its age, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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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: Plastic
Comments: Second impression 2005, , New
Price: £(GBP)32.50
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Trauseld -  Wild flowers of the Natal Drakensberg
A great many plants are illustrated with a colour photo on the left hand side of over 100 pages – typically 8 to a page but sometimes less when a larger picture is incorporated, with a concise description on the other page. 1969 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 220 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ust jacket in self adhesive clear protective cover which has slight uneveness, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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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: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
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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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Cover: Softcover
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Collenette -  Flowers of Saudi Arabia
An album of over 1700 colour photos with typically 4 pictures per page, illustrating 1500 species from the region. Each is given a brief description. 514 pages. 1985 12 x 9 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)45.00
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La Croix et al -  Orchids of Malawi
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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Leistner, O A -  Seed Plants of Southern Africa
A technical book which starts with a key to families, and the details by family the genera with description, references etc. 2000 12 x 8 ¼ 775 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Fading to spine, Second hand book – please see important information
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Palmer & Pitman -  Trees of Southern Africa - 3 volumes
A most comprehensive book, which has a large introductory section which covers their distribution, relationship with animals, use as food and ornamentals. They are then covered by family, with keys, descriptions and a wealth of other interesting and useful information. Many illustrations, mainly black and white photos and sketches. 1972-3 11 x 7 ¾ 2235 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , A few small tears to dust jacket some of which have been repaied with clear tape, but otherwise in very good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)100.00
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Medley Wood -  Handbook to the Flora of Natal
Concise descriptions. 1907 8 ½ x 5 ¼ 202 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Codd editor -  Bothalia volume VIII May 1966 Supplement 1
Articles which will have a wider appeal are the flowers on the new decimal coins and their development, Dyer on “Field work is not all fun” relating collecting Cycads, a profile of Leslie Charles Leach and vegetative propagation of Proteaceae and Ericaceae. 1966 9 ½ x 7 ¼ 69 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Cover somewhat worn, Second hand book – please see important information
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La Croix et al -  Malawi Orchids: Volume 1: Epiphytic Orchids
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Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'Regions of Floristic Endemism'Van Wyk & Smith -  Regions of Floristic Endemism
Many of South Africa's unique species are concentrated in a few areas, and this book examines the phenomenon. Whilst the text is somewhat technical but still very readable, the book is well illustrated with colour photos, making it possible to browse easily when appropriate! 199 pages 2001
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: New book but with slight bow to cover., New
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Cover: Laminated
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