NATURE BOOKS - SOUTH AFRICA
Books for Nature Lovers
Photo Guide to the Wildflowers of South Africa (Revised edition)
To order this book visit our Online Bookshop or contact us directly at books@briza.co.za
Review By: Landscape SA - Sep/Oct 2012

The English edition of this book has been fully updated to reflect recent taxonomic changes and it is the key to unlocking South Africa’s wildflower heritage. The country has a rich flora of around 19000 different wildflower species. Several of these, especially proteas gerberas, agapanthus and clivias, are now internationally known while freesias, nerinas, sparaxis and chincherinchees have become favourites throughout the world. For those wishing to know more about them, this very richness poses its own problems. Most flower guides cover little more than small stretches of the country and others include too few species to be of much use. Photo Guide to Wildflowers of South Africa aims to overcome these deficiencies. Carefully conceived to cover those wildflowers that are most likely to attract attention, this countrywide guide includes nearly 900 of the most common and conspicuous wildflowers that occur in South Africa and the neighbouing countries of Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia. 

An easy to use format divides the country into three main wildflower regions: grassland and savannah, fynbos and Namaqualand, grouping the species in each region. Each species is illustrated and described with information on its common and scientific names, habitat, distribution map, flowering times and local uses. A quick guide helps the reader to narrow down the options at a glance and similar species are placed together to aid comparison. 

Author John Manning is a research botanist at the SA National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town and is a world authority on the iris and hyacinth families. He has written or co-authored over 100 popular and scientific papers as well as nine wildflower guides. In addition he is widely recognized as an illustrator and flower photographer. 


121 Soutpansberg Road
Riviera
Pretoria
South Africa
× Privacy Policy As required by law this privacy policy will contain information on how Briza Publications collect and use personal information. This privacy policy will also contain information regarding the rights of Users to this website.

A User refers to a natural and juristic person to whom personal information relates.

This website may collect certain information about a User's behaviour, what pages was visited, how the User got to this website and the time the User spend on this website.

This website may also collect personal information obtained directly through Briza Publications online forms when completed by Users. This information includes, but is not limited to, the person's name, contact details, email and enquiries posted for assistance.

Briza Publications may process personal information to be used for the following, but not limited to:
  • Communication
  • Providing a specific service
  • Providing a value added experience or service to visitors
  • Complying with regulatory and legal obligations
  • Marketing and promotional services
  • Internal operational purpose

Briza Publications will store personal information only for as long as reasonably necessary and in accordance with the law.

We have implemented appropriate technical measures (such as using login features) to help us keep all information secure, accurate, current, and complete to ensure protection of personal information.

Users to this website may also exercise their right to object to processing of their personal information. Objection to processing personal information can be sent to the contact details provided here below.
books@briza.co.za

Briza Publications reserves the right to amend our privacy policy or add to it at any time to address new issues and will upload the updated version to our website.

By using this website, the User signify the User's acceptance of our privacy policy. If the User do not agree to this policy, please do not use this website. The User's continued use of the website following the posting of changes to our privacy policy will mean that the User accept those changes.