Discover the diversity and beauty of Chile’s forested areas through the medium of botanical art. This book is due for publication by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in 2015.

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	Proposed Cover of the Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile</p>

Proposed Cover of the Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile

The Book

A high quality book featuring 80 newly commissioned, water colour paintings showing the remarkable diversity of plants associated with the woods and forests of Chile. It includes many endemic species some of which are now threatened with extinction.

A high quality book featuring 80 newly commissioned, water colour paintings showing the remarkable diversity of plants associated with the woods and forests of Chile. It includes many endemic species some of which are now threatened with extinction.

    Includes trees, shrubs, climbers, herbaceous and bulbous plant species, some of which have never been painted before.
    Paintings have been prepared from plants growing in UK gardens and from native habitats in Chile.
    The text is non-technical and includes details about distribution, habitat, conservation, cultivation and uses.
    Measuring 360 × 264mm, hard-back, case-bound with ca.240 pages, containing 80 plates.
    To be published in two large format editions (one in English and one in Spanish). Publication is scheduled for autumn 2015

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The Flora of Chile

Even though Chile’s flora of 5,000 plant species is relatively few compared with the richness of some neighbouring countries, it does have the highest percentage (46%) of endemic species in South America. This diversity is because Chile is a biogeographic island; bounded to the west by the Pacific Ocean, to the east by the high Andes and to the north by the Atacama Desert. However, much of Chile’s flora is under great threat, for example, estimates show a 40% decline in the forests of central and southern Chile. Find out more

The International Conifer Conservation Programme in Chile

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) in collaboration with the Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh) has developed effective strategies aimed at safeguarding the long-term future of some of the most threatened plant species from Chile’s forested regions. The project produced the book ‘Threatened Plants of Central and South Chile’ which details 46 threatened plant species. RBGE has one of the world’s largest conservation research collections of cultivated Chilean plants.

Volcan Osorno surrounded by temperate rainforest

Volcan Osorno surrounded by temperate rainforest