Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Nativity, Historical Aspects, Migration Route and Domestication. 3. Genus, Species and Varieties in Cultivation. 4. Characterization of Varieties - Morphological and Floral. 5. Genetic Diversity Studies by Molecular Analysis. 6. Culture and Management for Growth and Flowering. 7. Different Methods of Multiplication. 8. Cytology, Breeding and Development of New varieties. 9. Classification of Varieties. 10. Use in Ornamental Gardening. 11. List of Available Varieties. References. Sources of Bougainvillea Plants in India. Index.
Bougainvillea is a very popular flowering plant and extensively grown in parks and gardens specially in tropical countries. The book is first of its kind which is based on scientific studies and personal work experience of the Author. It contains altogether 12 chapters on different aspects on Bougainvillea covering nativity, history, migration, taxonomical description, morphological characterization, growing tips, propagation, cytology, genetics, breeding and molecular characterization. Besides, it contains descriptor of 171 varieties and a checklist of 594 varieties with morphological description for identification purpose. Moreover, the book provides information on classification of varieties on the basis of various parameters and possible mode of use in landscaping.
This book provides comprehensive information on all aspects of Bougainvillea in a very simple form and easily understandable. It will serve as a reference text book for undergraduate, post-graduate and Ph. D students. Moreover, Bougainvillea growers, amateur gardeners, breeders and professionals will also be benefitted by this book.