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Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Dicotyledons

Flora / Fauna

Series: Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants

Edited By: Urs Eggli

545 pages, 64 col plates

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #121756 | ISBN: 3540419667
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NHBS Price: £267.00 $340/€319 approx

About this book

Contains information on succulents from 47 families and 161 genera, and a further 8 families are shortly mentioned. Thus, a total of over 2000 species and 500 infraspecific taxa are covered. The families Didiereaceae, Fouquieriaceae and Nolanceae are treated in their entirety - Portulacaceae with nearly all species. Euphorbia, with some 700 species, is the largest genus described.

From the reviews: "This is now the fourth volume that has appeared of the six projected volumes of the Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants. ! having put together and coordinated this book is a major achievement which deserves the highest commendation. It is likely that this account will serve as an important reference work for many of these groups for a long time to come. ! an essential and attractive component of any up-to-date reference collection." (Peter V. Bruyns, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Vol. 237 (3-4), 2003) "It is now the turn of an impressive and ponderous volume devoted to succulent dicotyledonous plants, edited by Urs Eggli. ! The appeal of the volume is further enhanced by the presence of several more genera either popular or challenging in cultivation ! with emphasis obviously placed on their succulent and caudiciform species." (Cactus & Co., Vol. 6 (4), 2002)


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