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Reviews of Passion Flowers

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Author (1): John Vanderplank

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: October 1996
Published by: MIT Press
List price: $44.00
ISBN Number: 0262220520

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: August 2000
Published by: MIT Press
List price: $32.95
ISBN Number: 0262720353



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
Lost flower of the Andes is blooming in Britain." This headline in the Daily Telegraph celebrated the last remaining example of Passiflora lourdesae, a Venezuelan herbaceous climber that was raised from a cutting by John Vanderplank--the only successful attempt from a dozen cuttings sent to botanists around the world. The story of this dramatic recovery from extinction is just one of the delights of Passion Flowers. The book documents more than 150 species, with more than 120 of them illustrated in color.

This edition has been updated throughout.

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Positive Ramnyc On Mar 12, 2004, Ramnyc wrote:

This guide to Passifloras is comprehensive, well written, authoratative, and beautiful.

It is also quite scientific for those interested in "the cultivation and bontany of the spectacular and varied genus Passifloras."

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