Discovering the Floral Biology of Ceropegia

cover for Discovering the Floral Biology of Ceropegia by Dr. Richard Rintz

Ceropegia flowers are the Old World pipevines. German botanists from 1870 to 1960 studied these intricate flowers trying to understand how they worked. Their papers explaining and detailing their work were in German and inaccessible to any other botanists unable to read German. This book contains English translations of nine papers that follow their attempts to explain these flowers. There are numerous illustrations.

Dr. Rintz, a botanist himself, has translated into English nine definitive papers following the work and discoveries of these German botanists. Because he is a botanist, the translations reflect botanical terms and ideas. He has included many of the original drawings as well as some of his own photographs and findings about Ceropegia flowers.

This 243 page book is only available in print for $60.00.

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