Rhododendrons of subgenus Vireya Dr George Argent ISBN 1 902896 61 0, Hardback, 246 x 189mm. Extent 392 pages, full colour throughout, full glossary of terms with line drawing illustrations. Published by the Royal Horticultural Society in association with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This book is the first scientific account of Vireya Rhododendrons since Sleumer's Flora Malesiana (1966). A new work has been long overdue as a result of increased horticultural interest and the extensive fieldwork that has been done - not a little of which was carried out by the author. This exciting group has more diverse flower form than any other group of Rhododendrons and makes up almost one-third of the genus. It is an essential purchase for any rhododendron enthusiast, whose library will be incomplete without it. The author has had 25 years studying Vireya Rhododendrons at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, with extensive field research in the forests and mountains of South East Asia. As a result, he has written a user-friendly account that is scientifically sound but accessible to both professional and amateur botanists and horticulturists.