Pocket Guide: Wild Flowers of South Africa

Braam van Wyk

Describes with words and images some 260 flowers representing all of the region's major vegetation types, and showcasing the spectacular, often endemic flora of the subcontinent.
Date Published :
March 2016
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Illustration :
Color photographs
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ISBN : 9781775841661
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 7.25 X 4.25 inches
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Pocket Guide: Wild Flowers of South Africa covers some 260 flowers representing all of the region’s major vegetation types; it includes common and conspicuous plants as well as some alien species that are naturalized in the region. Accounts are conveniently organized by flower color. Key ID features, photograph and distribution map are supplied for each flower, as well as interesting facts. This book showcases some of the region’s diverse, strikingly beautiful floral splendors.

About The Author

Braam van Wyk is a member of the lecturing staff at the University of Pretoria, where he is a professor in the Department of Plant Science. He did his tertiary training at the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and the University of Pretoria. Braam is a plant taxonomist and has authored or co-authored numerous publications on the botany of southern Africa, including several books. Among his published works are Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Highveld (Struik, 1997), How to Identify Trees in Southern Africa (Struik, 2007) and Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Struik, 2013).

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