By Wim Snoeijer, Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society Staff
Often called "lilies of the Nile" (though they're local to South Africa), the showy perennials within the genus Agapanthus were avidly amassed and grown when you consider that they have been found through Dutch explorers within the seventeenth century. The few species within the genus were hybridized intensively, yielding 1000s of attention-grabbing and dramatic cultivars. regardless of their large acceptance between gardeners, in spite of the fact that, there hasn't ever been a really accomplished ebook at the genus, an oversight that has eventually been corrected by means of writer Wim Snoeijer, operating in live performance with Holland's Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society. With keys and greater than a hundred colour pictures as an relief to id, this groundbreaking publication is one no devotee of those vegetation can have enough money to be with no.
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Additional info for Agapanthus: A Revision of the Genus
Praecox ‘Albiflorus’—Agapanthus cultivars are no longer linked to a species name. According to ICNCP-1995 art. 3, cultivar groups should be demarcated by round or square brackets (I chose round). The choice of cultivar group for a particular cultivar is either supplied by the contributors mentioned or based on personal observation or on illustrations in combination with other details. Typography The ICNCP-1995 also advises on the typography of the cultivar and cultivar-group names in art. 1. 1.
Cultivar’ species ‘Cultivar’ ‘Cultivar’ rest of the names Description of the Genus Agapanthus L’Hér. (1788) Sert. angl. [6 species, >625 cultivars] synonym: Abumon Adans. (1763) Fam. II. 54. Mauhlia Dahl (1787) Obs. Bot. Syst. Linne, 25. Tulbaghia Heist. non L. (1753) Descr. Nov. Gen. Brunsvig. X. ” This “flower of love” has many native names, but, in general, African lily will be the best choice. According to Willis ex Shaw (1988), Agapanthus is a conserved genus name, as decided at the Botanical Congress of Nomenclature in Vienna, in 1905.
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