The Bamboos of the World
Annotated Nomenclature and Literature of the Species and the Higher and Lower TaxaBy
- D. Ohrnberger
Hardbound, 596 Pages
Published: January 1999
Ohrnberger has prepared a particularly useful reference volume for researchers, plant collectors, horticulturists, botanical garden staff, and anyone else working with bamboo plants....one of the most welcome aspects of this work is the listing of past names, with references, for all taxa.
(G.D. Dreyer, Connecticut College), Choice
What is best about the book is his listing of the papers that describe each bamboo, and the papers that changed the names again and again....It is an essential reference book, giving the status of the field as of about 1996.
(G. Shor, La Jolla, CA, USA), American Bamboo Society Newsletter
Here is treasure trove for bamboo buffs. But it is invaluable also for ordinary mortals needing to know where a given name belongs....The whole book is beautifully produced and strongly recommended.
(D. McClintock), Plant Heritage, Vol. 7/1
This is a unique fund of factual information unlikely to be superseded for a long time.
(D. McClintock), IDS Yearbook