New edition of Chilean plant book

Jane McGary
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:36:54 PDT
I have received an announcement of the third edition of the extremely 
useful book "FLora nativa de valor ornamental, Zona Centro," a 
botanical and horticultural guide to the plants of that portion of 
Chile from about Coquimbo south to the northern boundary of the "Lake 
District," but excluding the high alpines. It thus covers many 
beautiful bulbous species. If you are interested in seeing the pdf of 
the offering, let me know and I will forward it to you. This is a 
prepublication offer, and with shipping the cost per book will be 
about US $45, I think. The book is actually two volumes, the main one 
and a smaller one that is a guide to the best places to see the 
plants. It is color throughout and paperbound and in the previous 
editions the larger volumes (there are four sets for different parts 
of the country) have a tendency to fall apart with use. It is in 
Spanish, but repetitive and straightforward enough to be accessible 
to most people who know botany and have a dictionary.

If enough of us are interested we could put together a group order. 
This would save vastly on shipping cost. The vendor this time is a 
small botanic garden, and if previous experience holds, they will 
require payment by wire transfer, which is very expensive for us, 
though common within Chile. I'm going to write to the vendor and see 
if the book will be available in any way that might be more 
convenient outside Chile, such as or, or if 
they have a PayPal account.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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