Monday, March 12, 2012

A Guide to Species Irises


A Guide to Species Irises
Their Identification and Cultivation
Edited by The Species Group of the British Iris Society, Christabel King (Illustrated by), William R. Killens (Illustrated by)
This volume was first published in 1997, providing the first comprehensive, botanically detailed and up-to-date survey of this beautiful group of plants since publication of The Genus Iris by W. R. Dykes. Following the pattern of the original Dykes monograph, botanical details, cultivation suggestions and general comments are supplied, and the work is generously illustrated with accurate line drawings, colour pictures of unusual species and distribution maps. This survey includes all of the species described so far and takes into account the many changes in classification which have taken place in the group. Information scattered in the literature is brought together in one volume to provide an authoritative reference for professional botanists and growers, and a mine of useful information for amateur gardeners and iris enthusiasts. A 2010 preface has been written especially for the re-issue of this important text. An absolutely must have book for all those interested in Species Iris at a new 2nd edition much reduced price. Paperback 424 pages

Table of Contents
1. Iris history; 2. Cultivation; 3. Chromosomes; 4. Guide to identification; 5. Section Iris; 6. Section Psammiris; 7. Section Oncocyclus; 8. Section Regeli; 9. Section Hexapogon; 10. Section Pseudoregelia; 11. Section Lophiris; 12. Series Chinenses; 13. Series Vernae; 14. Series Ruthenicae; 15. Series Tripetalae; 16. Sibiricae; 17. Series Californicae; 18. Series Longipetalae; 19. Series Laevigatae; 20. Series Hexagonae; 21. Series Prismaticae; 22. Series Spuriae; 23. Series Foetidissimae; 24. Series Tenuifoliae; 25. Series Ensatae; 26. Series Syriacae; 27. Series Ungiculares; 28. Subgenus Nepalensis; 29. Subgenus Xiphium; 30. Subgenus Scorpiris; 31. Subgenus Hermodactyloides; 32. Iris pariensis; Distribution maps; Line drawings; Colour plates; Glossary; Index of species.

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