Pelargoniums of Southern Africa

Ellaphie Ward-Hillhorst,
Purnell & Sons S.A.
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Pelargoniums were amongst the first plants to be transported from the Cape to Europe in the 17th century. Since then they have been hybridized and cultivated across Europe to create many of the hybrids now known as geraniums - many of which are rather in the genus Pelargonium than that of Geranium. These wild progenitors are here depicted for the first time in three-volumes (published in 1977, 1981 and 1988) with carefully detailed life-sized watercolours reproduced on coffee-table format. Each species includes dissections of the flower as well as comprehensive text. This text shows the Latin/Greek etymology, a good description, a description of distribution, a distribution map and remarks.