FIELD GUIDE TO THE AMARYLLIS FAMILY of Southern Africa & Surrounding Territories.

Sep 9, 2022 | Book Reviews, Nature & Conservation

Field Guide to the Amarylis Family of Southern Africa

FIELD GUIDE TO THE AMARYLLIS FAMILY of Southern Africa & Surrounding Territories.

Text by Graham Duncan, Paintings by Barbara Jeppe and Leigh Voigt

Not only a beautiful field guide to the 265 taxa of amaryllid in southern and central Africa, this is a magnificent record of each species.  Photographed, where possible in their natural ecological habitat by 162 photographers, capturing the brief flowering time of so many amaryllids, this book includes an amazing amount of information.  With exquisite reproductions of original water-colour paintings by Leigh Voigt and the late Barbara Jeppe, maps, descriptions, the history of who and where the bulbs were found, and similar species, this is not just a guide – but a magnificent way to bring to people’s attention the joy and necessity of protecting this unique natural flora.
Many people have been involved in the production of this Field Guide, which has been endorsed by the Botanical Society of South Africa, and would be a treasured addition to any naturalist’s library. 
ISBN 978 0 620 88591 1 Published by Galley Press / Penguin Random House