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The Genus Galanthus: A Botanical Magazine Monograph

By Aaron P. Davis

The genus Galanthus, commonly called snowdrops, numbers among its species the most charming of the late-winter- and early-spring-flowering bulbs. They are hardy, and their ethereal white flowers appear when all else in the garden is still bound by winter.

About the author

Aaron P. Davis

Aaron Davis is currently a research botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, studying the Coffee family (Rubiaceae) in Madagascar. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Reading. He has written numerous scientific papers and popular articles, particularly on petaloid monocotyledons, for publications such as The New Plantsman, the Kew Bulletin, and The Iris Yearbook. He also sits on the editorial board of Biologia, The Journal of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Botanical fieldwork has taken Aaron to Greece, Spain, Indonesia, and many other countries, including numerous expeditions to study Galanthus in the wild. These projects include the Irian Jaya Project, during which Aaron spent three months in Indonesia collecting specimens and working in local herbaria, and the Brunei Checklist Project, the goal of which was to produce an inventory of all the species of vascular plants in Brunei. Prior to his botanical research, he worked as a nature reserve warden on the Isle of Sheppy in North Kent. The artwork for this monograph was undertaken by Christabel King, who teaches botanical illustration at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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