Primula by John Richards

By John Richards

?The vintage textual content on primulas up-to-date and revised through the best professional, Professor John Richards of the college of Newcastle. Primula is among the maximum backyard genera, by way of the variety of types grown and its acceptance. it's also one of the greatest and such a lot common - nearly 430 species. This entire name covers: • significant taxonomic revision • background of the exploration and creation of Primula • Cultivation: temperature, soil and compost, propagation • Pests and ailments • Evolutionary heritage • organic characters utilized in sectional category • Heterostyly and homostyly • Phyletic scheme for the sections of Primula • Synopsis of the genus Primula. ?This thorough revision brings this definitive reference paintings correct brand new and contains new and more desirable details for many of the species. For the 1st time, id keys are incorporated for all species, and different designated positive factors contain a number of newly defined species, over 30 new illustrations, and critical clean info at the evolutionary historical past of Primulas from fresh DNA facts, resulting in significant alterations in type. The booklet covers the old and sensible details at the exploration and cultivation of the genus; the evolution of the species; and a bankruptcy on heterostyly and homostyly comprises the most recent advancements during this interesting topic. besides the fact that, the majority of the e-book is given over to a scientific therapy of every species, together with: • legitimate identify and position of booklet • synonym • description • chromosome quantity • breeding behaviour and flowering time • distribution • habitat, together with altitudinal diversity • taxonomic and different basic notes • version • cultivation • hybridization

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