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Bulbous Ornamentals and Aquatic Plants

S.K. Bhattacharjee (Author)

The diversity of colour, form and size that exists among bulbous ornamentals and aquatic plants are usually much appreciated, their subtle and insidious charm add to the beauty of the landscape. International trade on these crops are rising rapidly and world-wide queries for new material are increasing. Apart from the ornamental value, many of these groups of plants are consumed as food and medicine, they also provide fibre and other useful material to mankind. In view of the importance of these crops, critical review have been made in this publication on the crop like tulip, lilium, glodious, tuberose, alstromeria, cyclamen, tuberous begonia, dahlia, hemerocallis, hymenocallis, canna, hippeastrum, anemone, anigozanthos, eucharis, fressia, gloxinia, iris, liatris, nelumbo, nymphaea, acorus, altrovanda, aponogeton, butomus, calla, callitricha, caltha, cyperus, decodon, eichhornia, gldrocleis, juncos, saururus, saussrea, thalia, trillium, trollius, utricularia and Victoria. The book will be most beneficial to scientists, teachers, students, farmers, amateurs, commercial flower growers and all those interested in these alluring flower crops.

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About the author

S.K. Bhattacharjee

Prof. Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee is an eminent scientist in the field of horticulture, retired as Project Coodinator, all India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture, Indian council of Agricultural Research, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, on January 31, 2003. He obtained his M.Sc. (Ag.) in Horticulture from Calcutta University. He is also a diploma holder in Business Management and Industrial Administration, United Nations studies and Landscape Architecture. He has 38 years research, teaching, management, developmental and administrative experience in private organisations, Indian Botanic Gardens, Botanical Survey of India, State Agricultural Universitites and ICAR Institutes. He was Head of the Division of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bangalore. He has also served as Professor of Horticulture and Professor in charge, North Bengal Campus, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Visvavidyalaya, Cooch-Behar, West Bengal, which has later converted into a full-fledged Agricultural University presently named as Uttar Banga Krishi Visvavidyalaya. While serving in private organisations, he has laid out many landscape gardens in different agro-climatic conditions of the country, collected a wide range of indigenous and exotic plants from India and abroad and propagated tem on a large scale for use in gardens. Prof. Bhattacharjee has visited several foreign countries. He has published about 400 research papers and popular scientific articles in journals of national and international repute. He is the author of seven books among which Advanced commercial Floriculture, Handbook of Medicinal Plants have been widely acclaimed and well-received.

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Title Bulbous Ornamentals and Aquatic Plants
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 817132472X, 9788171324729
length xviii+375p., Tables; Figures; References; Plates; Index; 26cm.