By Wim Snoeijer, Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society Staff
Referred to as "lilies of the Nile" (though they're local to South Africa), the showy perennials within the genus Agapanthus were avidly gathered and grown on account that they have been stumbled on by means of Dutch explorers within the seventeenth century. The few species within the genus were hybridized intensively, yielding 1000's of fascinating and dramatic cultivars. regardless of their large recognition between gardeners, although, there hasn't ever been a really entire e-book at the genus, an oversight that has eventually been corrected by way of writer Wim Snoeijer, operating in live performance with Holland's Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society. With keys and greater than a hundred colour pictures as an reduction to id, this groundbreaking ebook is one no devotee of those crops can have enough money to be with out.
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Extra resources for Agapanthus: A Revision of the Genus
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The family Alliaceae sensu lato contains 30 different genera with altogether about 720 different species. The best known genera belonging to this family are Agapanthus, Allium, Brodiaea, Dichellostemma, Ipheion, Leucocoryne, Nothoscordum, and Tulbaghia. The family can be divided further into subfamilies. To the subfamily Agapanthoideae belong only Agapanthus and Tulbaghia. Taxonomists still do not agree in which family Agapanthus should be placed. It is also considered to belong to the family Amaryllidaceae.
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