Palms throughout the world
Palms are a complex group of plants of amazing variety, and although there have been numerous attempts to classify them, most have been unsatisfactory.
This book contains a straightforward alphabetical listing of palms, with common synonyms and easy reference to origin and distribution. Authoritative information on structure and biology; economic and ornamental uses; cultivation and propagation; and ailments of palms is comprehensively covered. A glossary assists with unfamiliar terms, and the bibliography will direct those who wish to learn more about these fascinating plants.