The Cactus Family

The Cactus Family

Edward F. Anderson


basically now, before everything of the hot millennium, is there an up to date, finished examine of the cactus kin. This long-awaited, enormous paintings covers the Cactaceae in an encyclopedic demeanour, addressing a hundred twenty five genera and 1810 species. the main accomplished unmarried source at the topic on hand this present day, it comprises greater than one thousand colour photos as well as different illustrations. The advent to every genus concentrates at the discovery of the cacti, and the advancements in our realizing of them, a lot of which end result from particularly contemporary research. As said within the foreword, "Cacti have a distinct fascination all their very own. Miniature spiny dwarf cacti below an inch in diameter are hidden within the arid areas of North and South the US; the majestic columns of the large saguaro, Carnegiea gigantea, dominate the deserts of Arizona. but these types of cacti, given time, provide the impressive paradox of magnificent flora, their delicacy a notable distinction to the robust spines that hold the viewer at a deferential distance." This impressive range is totally defined and illustrated during this authoritative encyclopedia, that is either scientifically exact and readable. it is also a bankruptcy via Roger Brown at the cultivation of cacti, making the ebook much more invaluable to growers and hobbyists, in addition to to taxonomists, ethnobotanists, and conservationists---indeed, an individual attracted to succulent crops.

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