Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Crassulaceae

Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Crassulaceae


the current quantity masking the Crassulaceae marks the of completion of the profitable guide sequence that provides a whole assurance of the so-called "other" succulents, i.e. of all taxa of suc­ culent vegetation apart from the Cactaceae. it's with delight that this quantity is now placed sooner than the general public. including its predecessors, it's the fruit of a really overseas venture. not just does the current quantity represent the 1st entire synopsis of the big and horticulturally very important kin Crassulaceae released because the remedy by means of Berger (1930), however the instruction manual sequence as an entire is a landmark in succulent plant literature. The historical past of the undertaking that at last ended in the ebook of the current instruction manual sequence was once defined within the Preface to the Monocotyledons quantity, released in the summertime of 2001. a brief precis of its historical past will accordingly suffice. Handbooks dedicated to succulent crops (including cacti) have a long-standing culture. First remedies overlaying the relations Cactaceae have been already released within the nineteenth century, however the first instruction manual facing the so-called "other succulents", authored by way of Hermann Jacobsen, used to be basically released in 1954 - 1955, then known as "Handbuch der sukkulenten Pflanzen". A revised and en­ larged English version was once released in 1959 and was once time and again reprinted in this case.

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