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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

About the Author

FRED BERRY is a Florida horticulturist. W. JOHN KRESS is curator of botany at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
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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 (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,242,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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One of the best, if not the best of its kind, if you're looking to identify heliconias. This manual is illustrated and gives information on more than 200 plants. It is a must for anyone who loves and enjoys these beautiful tropical plants.
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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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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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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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