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Sarraceniaceae of North America


By: Stewart McPherson(Author), Donald E Schnell(Author)

807 pages, 571 colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, maps, fold-out maps

Redfern Natural History

Hardback | unsigned | Oct 2011 | #192721 | ISBN-13: 9780955891861
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About this book

Sarraceniaceae of North America is one part of a two-part monograph providing the first complete study of the full diversity, ecology and taxonomy of all recognised species of the three genera of Sarraceniaceae, a family of pitcher plants, namely Darlingtonia, Heliamphora, and Sarracenia.

Sarraceniaceae of North America examines all species of Darlingtonia and Sarracenia from the United States and Canada, and includes the formal descriptions of many recently discovered infraspecific taxa that are introduced here for the very first time.

Complete with up-to-date conservation assessments, distribution maps and accounts of the wild ecology and habitats of each species of Sarraceniaceae, Sarraceniaceae of North America is a major and definitive taxonomic revision for all three genera of true pitcher plants of the New World. Visually beautiful and comprehensive, these books will appeal to both general readers and specialists who are interested in the natural history, diversity, ecology and relationships of Darlingtonia, Heliamphora, and Sarracenia.

This title was reviewed in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, see our blog.


Acknowledgements and Image Credits x
Introduction 1

Dartingtonia 16
Distribution 18
Botanical History 20
Plant Structure 23
Habitats and Ecology 41
Species 61
Traditional Uses 77
Associated Life 77
Cultivation Requirements 79
Conservation Status 85
Sarracenia 88
Distribution 89
Botanical History 93
Plant Structure 109
Habitats and Ecology 133
Species 147
The Naturally Occurring Sarracenia Hybrids 600
Traditional Uses 650
Associated Life 652
Cultivation Requirements 668
Conservation Status 681

Societies and Recommended Suppliers 702
Appendix 736
Glossary 760
Bibliography 768
Index 794
About the Authors and Artists 802

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