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Sarraceniaceae of South America


By: Stewart McPherson(Author), Andreas Wistuba(Author), Andreas Fleischmann(Author), Joachim Nerz(Author)

561 pages, 488 colour photos, colour maps, colour fold-out map

Redfern Natural History

Hardback | unsigned | Oct 2011 | #192719 | ISBN-13: 9780955891878
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About this book

Sarraceniaceae of South 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 South America examines all species of Heliamphora from the Guiana Highlands of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. All known species are illustrated in full detail for the very first time, including many that have been discovered only very recently. Notably, the description of one spectacular new species of Heliamphora is included in the Appendix of Sarraceniaceae of South America and is documented in detail.

Complete with up-to-date conservation assessments, distribution maps and accounts of the wild ecology and habitats of each species of Sarraceniaceae, Sarraceniaceae of South 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

Sarraceniaceae 18
Heliamphora 62
Distribution 63
Botanical History 72
Plant Structure 81
Habitats and Ecology 100
Species 124
The Naturally Occurring Heliamphora Hybrids 466
Traditional Uses 493
Associated Life 493
Cultivation Requirements 497
Conservation Status 502
Societies and Recommended Suppliers 504

Appendix 514
Glossary 532
Bibliography 540
Index 550
About the Authors and Artists 556

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