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Thursday, May 23, 2019


Wild Flowers of Kenya & Northern Tanzania is a compact guide by Anne Powys featuring nearly 400 wild flowers of Kenya and northern Tanzania, grouped for ease of use according to colour.

The book includes the most widespread and commonly encountered species as well as some unusual flowers found in more remote areas.

Plants range from hardy succulents to spectacular epiphytic orchids and shaggy mountain lobelias, each concisely presented with reference to key features and typical habitat. Additional notes indicate whether a given species has particular ecological, medicinal or cultural value.

Powys grew up on a working cattle ranch in northern Kenya, where she spent much of her childhood exploring the bush.

She has a keen interest in wildlife and the environment and is particularly passionate and knowledgeable about indigenous plants and their uses. She has been running her own eco-camp on the family ranch for the past 10 years and also operates as a freelance safari guide throughout East Africa.

Wild Flowers of Kenya & Northern Tanzania is published by Penguin Random House. ISBN: 9781775842453 | RRP: R200.00