Latin America

A Quest for Chilean Plants

by Peter Baxter et al. with foreword by Roy Lancaster

ISBN 1 872291 67 8, softback, 32pp, £6.95 plus £1.00 p+p (UK)

This book is a thrilling account of two plant-collecting expeditions to Chile and explains how the collections were processed and researched. It also includes sections on the history of the introduction and cultivation of Chilean plants and RBGE's present-day involvement with them.

A Quest for Chilean Plants is fully illustrated with colour photographs of the plants, people and landscapes encountered, from the Atacama Desert through to threatened coastal forests, the Andes and the island of Chiloé. All income from the sales of this book will go towards conservation initiatives for Chilean plants.

Threatened Plants of ChileThreatened Plants of Central & South Chile

Martin F Gardner et al
ISBN 1 872291 25 2, softback, 245 x 185mm, 188pp, full colour, over 200 photographs and illustrations. Joint publication between Universidad Austral de Chile and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. £20 + £2.00 postage and packing in the UK. Overseas postage and packing rates available on request.

This beautifully designed model account includes important new information which will not only be of great interest to botanists, conservationist and horticulturists but also to local people who are dependent on the diminishing natural habitats in central and southern Chile.

Threatened Plants of Central and South Chile is the result of a three year intensive study by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the University of Valdivia of some of Chile's most threatened plant species. The major part of the book gives up to date information on the distribution, habitat, identification, conservation and propagation of 46 threatened species. To aid accurate identification, each species is accompanied by high quality colour photographs. Chapters also include an analysis of the major plant conservation threats in Chile and basic propagation techniques that can be used to propagate the threatened species.

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