The Genus Cyclamen

The Genus Cyclamen

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This guide in this series of botanical monographs aims to provide a comprehensive account of the 19 species of the genus cyclamen. The genus cyclamen comprises of a group of very distinct species native to parts of Europe and western Asia, as well as North Africa. It belongs to the primrose family, the primulaceae, and although the flowers bear some resemblance to other genera in the family, especially dodecatheon and soldanella, cyclamen has no obvious affinities and holds a rather isolated position. The book gives details of the history and full cultural information of the genus, stating that with the right selection of species it is possible to have cyclamen in flower almost throughout the year. The study is aimed at botanists and keen gardeners.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 149.86 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • PAVILION BOOKS
  • Batsford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 12 colour plates, 27 figures, 11 maps
  • 0747012210
  • 9780747012214

Table of contents

History of the genus; cyclamen as a genus; botanical characters; pollination and compatibility; aberrant forms; cytology of the genus; conservation; cultivation; growing cyclamen under glass; propagation; pests and diseases; classification of the genus; taxonomic treatment; description of the genus cyclamen; key to the species; hybrids.show more