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Genus Hosta by W. George Schmid

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Published by Timber Press, Incorporated .
Written in English


  • Botany & plant sciences,
  • Gardening: plants,
  • Ornamental Plants,
  • Floriculture,
  • Gardening,
  • Gardening / Horticulture,
  • Gardening/Plants,
  • Reference,
  • Life Sciences - Botany,
  • Science / Life Sciences / Taxonomy,
  • Hosta

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages468
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8176115M
ISBN 100881922013
ISBN 109780881922011

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The Genus HOSTA, W. George Schmid,, hardbound Timber Press, S. W. Second Avenue, Portland, OR , USA pp. A truly comprehensive scientific and horticultural study of the genus hosta. The largest part of the book is devoted to detailed descriptions of all species, varieties, forms, and registered/non-registered cultivars. This book is a comprehensive monograph of the genus Hosta, discussing botany, taxonomy, breeding, cultivation, and ornamental and other uses. At the heart of the book is a completely new taxonomic revision. This was a particularly difficult task because of the very confused nomenclature and the vast number of cultivated forms. The 43 recognized species of Hosta (1 Cited by:   The Genus Hosta Book. Discussion in 'For Sale' started by Ian Taylor, Ian Taylor Total Gardener. Joined: Nov 1, Messages: 2, Gender: Male Occupation: Maintenance Manager, Oddfellows on the Park. Location: Cheadle Hulme Ratings: +2, The Genus Hosta by Schmid £ + £ p&p.   Buy The Genus Hosta by Schmid, Wolfram George, Schmid, W. George (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low Reviews: 7.

Genus Hosta Tratt. – plantain lily P: Contains 4 Species and 3 accepted taxa overall: Down one level: Species Hosta lancifolia (Thunb.) Engl. – narrowleaf plantain lily P: Species Hosta plantaginea (Lam.) Asch. – fragrant plantain lily P: Species Hosta tsushimensis N. Fujita P: Species Hosta ventricosa (Salisb.) Stearn – blue. Hosta (/ ˈ h ɒ s t ə /, syn. Funkia) is a genus of plants commonly known as hostas, plantain lilies and occasionally by the Japanese name are widely cultivated as shade-tolerant foliage plants. The genus is currently placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae, and is native to northeast Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and the Russian Far East). For many years I used Mark Zilis's first book "The Hosta Hand book". Hostapedia is times heavier and has times more info. Great reference on the genus Hosta. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Maximum. out of 5 stars Five Stars. Reviewed in the United States on February 5, Verified s: The Genus Hosta. W. George Schmid. The first complete classification for the genus, this labor of love reflects the author's long fascination with hostas. All hostas known at the time of writing are detailed, including their names and synonyms in .

BUY THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE HOSTA!!! Yes this is the fist resource and most important one for hostas. It is a bit dated but the vast majority The Genus Hosta Crocuses: A Complete Guide to the Genus Daylilies: The Wild Species and Garden Clones, Both Old and New, of the Genus Hemerocallis The Genus Arisaema Cannabis: The. A book for the serious lover of Hosta. Excellent reference - Good information on taxonomy and nomenclature. I was most pleased with the Historical Account of the Genus Hosta. conservation of Hosta by the IC so was also ignored. Typification of the Genus Under the International Rules of Botanical Nomenclature (IR, ), Ed. , and the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, (ICBN, ) the genus Hosta is typified by H. plantaginea. The latter was the first species of the genus to reach Europe in the early A biological species definition, based in zoology, like the one applied to humans (Homo sapiens) are of limited use for a plant genus like ical species are defined as populations of similar individuals, alike in structural and functional characteristics, which in nature breed only with each other, and which have a common heritage (i.e., they are genetically closely related).