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Genus Cyclamen: Science, Cultivation, Art and Culture

By Brian Mathew, Pandora Sellars & Christabel King



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Author Brian Mathew, Pandora Sellars & Christabel King
Binding Hardback
Date published December 2012
Number of pages 600
Publisher Royal Botanic Gardens
ISBN / Item No. 9781842464724


This book is a celebration of cyclamen, a genus of only 23 species popular amongst gardeners, growers, botanists and enthusiasts alike.

Native to parts of Europe, western Asia and parts of North Africa; cyclamen are also highly cultivated plants.

Genus Cyclamen covers the botany of all taxa, including taxonomic description, flowering period, distribution and habitat based on scientific studies and fieldwork by cyclamen experts. Information is provided on cyclamen cultivation and propagation, with dedicated sections on cultivation in North America, Japan and Australasia.

Other chapters cover the history of cyclamen, including a review of its use in botanical art from 1st Century AD to present, cyclamen in literature, and the use of cyclamen in ceramics, pottery, glassware, stamps, jewellery and postcards.

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