Threatened Plants of Central & South Chile Martin F Gardner et al ISBN 1 872291 25 2, softback, 245 x 185mm, 188pp, full colour, over 200 photographs and illustrations. Joint publication between Universidad Austral de Chile and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Central Chile has been identified as one of the world's key 25 bio diversity hotspots. The aim of this vital book is to make available in a new, comprehensive and understandable way, the results of all the work and research on the endangered plants of central and south Chile. Detailing the efforts to protect and conserve that rich flora for the benefit of botanists, students and anyone else with an interest in not only the specifics of endangered Chilean plant life, but also how the information and methods can be applied to other areas with similar issues.
The information contained in this book represents the very important output of a UK government funded project, supported under the Darwin initiative, for the survival of species programme. It is presented in a clear format with emphasis on plant identification, with full colour photography including not only the threatened species but also those species with which they can easily be confused. Each featured plant has listed- it's common name, category, distribution and habitat, description, identification, conservation status, conservation action, propagation, and cultivation.