Prof. Dr. Jochen Bockemühl, a Member of our Group since 1996, recently decided to cut back his activities. As a sign of gratitude for the help and friendship offered to him by our Members over the years, he has very kindly donated to us his 3-volumes of Pelargoniums of Southern Africa. For those of you who are new to the genus, these are the most important collection of books for anyone who has such an interest and should be on every Pelargonium-lovers library shelf. The main author, Prof. van der Walt, was the leading figure in the genus in the second half of the 20th century.

The authors led an international team of botanists, based in South Africa, that revised the southern African members of the genus Pelargonium.  The 3 volume set of POSA, which cover over 150 taxa, provides an invaluable guide to academics and enthusiasts with an extremely detailed overview of the genus and individual species.  It is the base work of many of the further detailed studies.

All three volumes are in very good condition, including the original paper cover, with little sign of use. Please see the attached photographs of the individual volumes for detail.

The auction is for the full set of 3 volumes.


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