New edition of Chilean plant book

mark akimoff
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 23:38:06 PDT
I would like this book, please keep me in the loop how it will be
available. Thanks! Mark
On Jun 17, 2014 10:40 AM, "Jane McGary" <> wrote:

> 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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