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Product Details

  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books (March 17, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560980079
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560980070
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 0.8 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Whatever you want to know about Heliconia, you will find it here. Fred Berry and John Kress have produced the basic reference work that has been needed by both the amateur and professional communities working with, or simply enjoying, these wonderful plants.”—Gilbert S. Daniels, Past President, Heliconia Society International

“Heliconias are large tropical flowers native to Central and South America and some islands of the South Pacific. 200 species, varieties, hybrids, and cultivars of the genus Heliconia are here presented, richly photographed with brief descriptions of morphological features, blooming time, habitat, and geographic distribution.”—Booknews

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One can only hope for a ginger book in the future.
Charles Burgess
This book has been an excellent guide for identifying the various species of Heliconias that I encounter.
Jose R . Lima (tecno2@sal.gbm.net)
A nice book with nice photos , good for Heliconia growers .
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jose R . Lima (tecno2@sal.gbm.net) on September 9, 1999
Format: Paperback
I live in El Salvador, Central America, and love to collect different varieties of plants, especially heliconias, in the wilderness. This book has been an excellent guide for identifying the various species of Heliconias that I encounter. The photographs are great too!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 4, 1998
Format: Paperback
fantastic, this is the book for those wanting information on heliconias. hundreds of color photographs make for easy identification. the book also describes care, hybridization and related subjects regarding heliconias.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By 71270.3070@compuserve.com on April 3, 1999
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This is the only late 20th century book I know of which deals with this genus of plantS in such a thorough and knowledgeable manner. It is primarily a photo book, but one that includes the best and most up-to-date info on this glorious group of plants. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Robert Lee Riffle, authof of the award-winning book, THE TROPICAL LOOK
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 3, 1999
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I grow heliconias and some other tropical plants. It's become very difficult to identify them since they are known to many names all over the world. Berry and Kress are very clever suggesting to use thier classification and popular names so everybody would understand what others are talking about.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jorge Santana on May 1, 2002
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No other book is more explicit on identifying heliconias, It is the best on the subject and should be used as a guide for other to further explain botanical subjects, on this or another species of plants.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charles Burgess on July 17, 2001
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Excellent book. Great help in cultivating and identifying Heliconia. Wish some commercial growers would read this then label their plants accordingly. One can only hope for a ginger book in the future.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Sao on June 20, 2006
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I've been trying to order this book for over 5 months with continuous delays. I'm not sure that amazon is ever able to

actually procure this book which is excellent.
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