Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants

Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Dicotyledons

Editors: Eggli, Urs (Ed.)

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The Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants represents the first comprehensive taxonomic treatment of succulents in thirty years. It covers over 9000 taxa of all succulents except Cactaceae.
The volume on dicotyledonous families embraces succulents from 47 families and 161 genera, further 8 families are shortly mentioned. Thus, a total of over 2000 species and 500 infraspecific taxa are covered. The families Didiereaceae, Fouquieriaceae and Nolanaceae are treated in their entirety - Portulacaceae with nearly all species. Euphorbia, with some 700 species, is the largest genus described. Other frequently cultivated genera covered in this volume include: Othonna and Senecio (Asteraceae), Jatropha and Monadenium (Euphorbiaceae), Pelargonium (Geraniaceae), Adenia (Passifloraceae), Peperomia (Piperaceae), as well as Cissus and Cyphostemma (Vitaceae). The focus is on caudiciform succulents grown in cultivation.

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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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  • ISBN 978-3-540-41966-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Dicotyledons
Editors
  • Urs Eggli
Series Title
Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-41966-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62630-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 547
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