Grey-Wilson, Christopher and Phillip Cribb.

Unrivalled in the temperate latitudes of the world, China’s rich flora comprises 30,000 species of plants, and nowhere is this floral richness more evident than in western China. With its lush forests, meandering rivers, and majestic mountains, the west of China has been a centre of plant exploration for over two centuries, giving rise to many well-known species of trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs that populate our parks and botanical institutes, including rhododendron, orchids, peonies, and roses. This guide describes and illustrates more than two thousand species, from the common to the endemic to the extremely rare. Plant families are arranged following the latest DNA-based classification, making this pictorial guide a comprehensive reference for western China.

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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 2011.  642 pages,  Octavo, laminated boards, colour photographs, maps.

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Weight 1590 g