Smithsonian Libraries Receive "Botanica Magnifica"

Photographer Jonathan Singer and botanists John Kress and Marc Hachadourian recently presented SIL Director, Nancy Gwinn, with set number one of Botanica Magnifica, a five-volume, double- elephant folio-sized work of two hundred fifty photographic images of plants. Comparable in scale and scope to Audubon’s Birds of America, the book presents scientifically identified species grouped in themes of horticulture, plant form, orchids (Hachadourian’s specialty), gingers (Kress’s specialty), and rare species.
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