This book, the first in French, covers the entire family of bromeliads, tropical American plants with over 3300 species including pineapple.
A large introductory chapter, in French and in English, describes the discovery of Bromeliads, their way of life, biology, cultivation techniques as well as the modern classification of the family.
All all Bromeliad genera are covered, represented by more than 700 species and sub-species.
Cultivated species are also described, and particularly those which are widely marketed. Their presentation is accompanied by growing tips.
Descriptions are in a simple and technical French language, and there is a French-English glossary to help non French speakers
Different species are extensively illustrated. There are 175 engravings and old documents, 80 original drawings and diagrams and more than 860 photos from the authors.
This innovating book is written by internationally well-known botanists, authors
of numerous scientific papers. It is intended for searchers, exotic plants enthusiasts,
horticulturists, florists and botanic gardens keepers.
About the authors
Albert Roguenant is author of a book on Les Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae family) and several books on orchids (Éditions Belin).
Marcel Lecoufle, horticultural engineer, is recognized worldwide for his knowledge of the Bromeliaceae family, their culture and propagation. He is the author of numerous books on orchids, bromeliads and carnivorous plants.
Aline Raynal-Roques, honorary professor at the Natural History Museum, is a tropical botanist, and has published several books including La Botanique redécouverte (Éditions Belin)..
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