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Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Aizoaceae (2-Volume Set)

Flora / Fauna Identification Key
By: Heidrun EK Hartmann(Editor)
1312 pages, 672 colour photos, 18 b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps
Publisher: Springer Nature
Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Aizoaceae (2-Volume Set)
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Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Aizoaceae (2-Volume Set)

About this book

The second edition bundles the two parts and is only sold as a set.

About 15 years after the first edition of the Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Aizoaceae A-E, a wealth of changes can be reported for the family Aizoaceae, and this second edition brings a completely new survey over all taxonomic units from subfamilies down to species and subspecies; each critically examined. Of the presently known 2956 species, 1594 have been accepted and are described here, arranged in 147 genera. Six genera have been newly described since 2001, namely Brianhuntleya, Hammeria, Knersia, Phiambolia, Ruschiella, and Volkeranthus, and only one has been placed newly into synonymy (Caulipsilon). All synonymous genus names are treated with the valid genus names. Preliminary molecular studies are referred to, for which different groups of markers at different levels like species, genera, subgenera, and further ranks have been used. The basic division into four subfamilies is supported by more recent studies, yet with some genera being shifted. Furthermore, the geographical distribution of each genus is shown on one map each: either worldwide, or restricted to Southern Africa. For these latter, the main rainfall seasons are delimited by blue lines in order to offer also parameters for cultivation.

This second edition provides a comprehensive list of the latest taxonomy including the updated relevant plant data. Following an introduction to the leaf-succulent family Aizoaceae, including keys to the subfamilies and genera, all genera with keys to the subgenera and succulent species are described in detail.

Contents

Front Matter   i-li
The Family Aizoaceae   1
      Aizoaceae / H. E. K. Hartmann, M. Gerbaulet   3-22
      Genera of the Family Aizoaceae   23
      Acrodon Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   25-30
      Acrosanthes Aizooideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   31-35
      Aethephyllum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   37-39
      Aizoanthemum Aizooideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   41-44
      Aizoon Aizooideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   45-52
      Aloinopsis Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   53-59
      Amphibolia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   61-67
      Antegibbaeum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   69-71
      Antimima Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   73-111
      Apatesia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   113-115
      Aptenia Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet   117-122
      Arenifera Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   123-126
      Argyroderma Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   127-136
      Aridaria Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet   137-147
      Aspazoma Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet   149-151
      Astridia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   153-159
      Bergeranthus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   161-168
      Bijlia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   169-172
      Braunsia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   173-178
      Brianhuntleya Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   179-183
      Brownanthus Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet   185-195
      Calamophyllum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   197-198
      Callistigma Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet   199-201
      Carpanthea Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   203-205
      Carpobrotus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   207-214
      Carruanthus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   215-218
      Caryotophora Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   219-220
      Cephalophyllum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   221-239
      Cerochlamys Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   241-244
      Chasmatophyllum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   245-249
      Cheiridopsis Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   251-272
      Circandra Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   273-274
      Cleretum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   275-279
      Conicosia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   281-286
      Conophytum Ruschioideae / S. A. Hammer, A. J. Young   287-360
      Corpuscularia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   361-367
      Cryophytum Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet   369-377
      Cylindrophyllum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   379-382
      Cypselea Sesuvioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   383-385
      Dactylopsis Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet   387-390
      Deilanthe Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   391-394
      Delosperma Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   395-443
      Dicrocaulon Ruschioideae / H.-D. Ihlenfeldt   445-452
      Didymaotus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   453-455
      Dinteranthus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   457-461
      Diplosoma Ruschioideae / H.-D. Ihlenfeldt   463-467
      Disphyma Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   469-473
      Dorotheanthus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   475-481
      Dracophilus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   483-486
      Drosanthemum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   487-540
      Eberlanzia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   541-547
      Ebracteola Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   549-554
      Ectotropis Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   555-557
      Enarganthe Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   559-560
      Erepsia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   561-577
      Esterhuysenia Ruschioideae / E. van Jaarsveld   579-585
      Eurystigma Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet   587-589
      Faucaria Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   591-597
      Fenestraria Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   599-601
      Frithia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   603-605
      Galenia Aizooideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   607-617
      Gibbaeum Ruschioideae / J. Thiede   619-639
      Glottiphyllum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   641-652
      Gunniopsis Aizooideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   653-658
      Hallianthus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   659-661
      Hammeria Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   663-665
      Hartmanthus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   667-669
      Hereroa Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   671-680
      Hymenogyne Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   681-683
      Ihlenfeldtia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   685-687
      Jacobsenia Ruschioideae / H.-D. Ihlenfeldt   689-693
      Jensenobotrya Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   695-696
      Jordaaniella Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   697-701
      Juttadinteria Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   703-708
      Khadia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   709-713
      Knersia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   715-717
      Lampranthus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann  719-762
      Lapidaria Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   763-765
      Leipoldtia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   767-776
      Lithops Ruschioideae / D. T. Cole, N. A. Cole   777-810
      Machairophyllum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   811-814
      Malephora Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   815-823
      Malotigena Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   825-827
      Marlothistella Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   829-831
      Mesembryanthemum Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet, H. E. K. Hartmann   833-860
      Mestoklema Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   861-864
      Meyerophytum Ruschioideae / H.-D. Ihlenfeldt   865-868
      Mitrophyllum Ruschioideae / H.-H. Poppendieck   869-878
      Monilaria Ruschioideae / H.-D. Ihlenfeldt   879-884
      Mossia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   885-887
      Namaquanthus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   889-890
      Namibia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   891-893
      Nananthus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   895-901
      Nelia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   903-905
      Neohenricia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   907-909
      Octopoma Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   911-916
      Odontophorus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   917-921
      Oophytum Ruschioideae / H. D. Ihlenfeldt   923-926
      Opophytum Mesembryanthemaceae / M. Gerbaulet   927-931
      Orthopterum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   933-935
      Oscularia Ruschioideae / M. H. Buys   937-943
      Ottosonderia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   945-947
      Peersia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   949-952
      Pherolobus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   953-955
      Phiambolia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   957-962
      Phyllobolus Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet   963-990
      Pleiospilos Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   991-997
      Plinthus Aizooideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   999-1002
      Polymita Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1003-1005
      Prenia Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet   1007-1015
      Prepodesma Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1017-1019
      Psammophora Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1021-1025
      Psilocaulon Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet   1027-1040
      Rabiea Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1041-1044
      Rhinephyllum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1045-1050
      Rhombophyllum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1051-1055
      Ruschia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1057-1113
      Ruschianthemum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1115-1117
      Ruschianthus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1119-1120
      Ruschiella Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1121-1124
      Saphesia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1125-1126
      Sarcozona Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1127-1129
      Sceletium Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet   1131-1139
      Schlechteranthus Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1141-1143
      Schwantesia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1145-1152
      Scopelogena Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1153-1155
      Sesuvium Sesuvioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1157-1168
      Skiatophytum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1169-1171
      Smicrostigma Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1173-1175
      Stayneria Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1177-1178
      Stoeberia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1179-1184
      Stomatium Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1185-1196
      Synaptophyllum Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet   1197-1199
      Tanquana Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1201-1204
      Tetragonia Aizooideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1205-1224
      Titanopsis Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1225-1229
      Trianthema Sesuvioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1231-1252
      Tribulocarpus Sesuvioideae / J. Thiede   1253-1256
      Trichodiadema Ruschioideae / I. M. Niesler   1257-1276
      Vanheerdea Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1277-1279
      Vanzijlia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1281-1283
      Vlokia Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1285-1287
      Volkeranthus Mesembryanthemoideae / M. Gerbaulet   1289-1294
      Wooleya Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1295-1297
      Zaleya Sesuvioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1299-1303
      Zeuktophyllum Ruschioideae / H. E. K. Hartmann   1305-1308

Back Matter   1309-1312

Customer Reviews

Biography

Dr. Heidrun (Heidi) E.K. Hartmann has worked as senior lecturer in the rank of a professor at the University of Hamburg, Germany, teaching and researching in the fields of General Botany, especially Systematics of plants, from 1970 until 2007. She published well over 120 books and articles, mainly on the ecology and taxonomy of the Aizoaceae, based on her thorough knowledge of this plant family, derived from extensive field work in Africa, where she spent 4 to 12 weeks every year between 1968 and 2014.

Flora / Fauna Identification Key
By: Heidrun EK Hartmann(Editor)
1312 pages, 672 colour photos, 18 b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps
Publisher: Springer Nature
Media reviews

From the reviews of the first edition:

"This series is a reference manual for taxonomists and horticultural cognoscenti. It compiles up-to-date information not readily available from other sources [...] . This series is invaluable to identify succulents, by either picture keying [...] or by formal text keying. [...] The volumes are well produced. [...] this is an excellent series, a significant contribution to the literature, and a superb production. [...] This fine series is a boon to all aficionados of succulents [...] ."
– Rudolf Schmid, Taxon, Vol. 52, 2003

"Current studies of Aizoaceae [...] collectively amount to several thousand pages of insight, prescience, hard-won data, and metaphor. Condensing this rich and troublesome legacy into a handbook was a massive task, which could only have been marshaled by Dr. Heidi Hartmann. [...] the black and white graphics [...] are beautifully done. The books are well-bound [...] . The work as a whole will become an indispensable reference for anyone with a serious interest in these seriously and wonderfully peculiar plants."
– Steven Hammer, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Vol. 232 (3-4), 2002

"The Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants, published under the supervision of the IOS (International Organisation for Succulent Plant Study), aims to provide a comprehensive up-to-date lexicon of all succulent plants [...] . two ponderous volumes dealing with the family Aizoaceae have now appeared. [...] we can only confirm the positive judgement expressed on the first volume of the series. An enormous mass of knowledge is packed and organised in the Handbook, producing an impressive data bank and undoubtedly a standard reference for future research."
– Lino Di Martino, Cactus & Co., Vol. 6 (2), 2002

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