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Title:
Succulents II : the new illustrated dictionary
Author:
Sajeva, Maurizio.
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Publication Information:
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
234 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780881924497
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This second volume covers 900 additional species, and supplies new photographs that illustrate different aspects of the plant, whether in its habitat or in cultivation.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Sajeva, an Italian biologist, and Costanzo, an expert in the field of alpine succulents, have greatly extended their coverage of succulents in the second volume of their study, which includes many new illustrations, either of species not included in the first volume or of different aspects of plants previously illustrated. More than 1,200 color photographs cover approximately 900 additional species, and a description of each is given with details on its shape, color, growth form, size, and country of origin. An introduction contains basic information on the habitat of succulents and on cultivation requirements. There is also a brief explanation of succulent families and genera. Here's a first-rate book that devoted succulent growers won't want to do without. --George Cohen


Choice Review

Succulents II is an extension and augmentation of the authors' earlier Succulents: The Illustrated Dictionary (CH, Jan'95). The stated aim of this new work is to extend the coverage of species and the quality of the illustrations over the earlier version. It is supplemental to that work. This book is very well produced with high quality paper and photographs. The text is limited to brief discussions of habitat, cultivation, and classification of succulents. Sajeva (Universita di Palermo) and Costanzo (Cactus & Co.) discuss the difficulties encountered in trying to adequately photograph succulents; e.g., flowers that are too small or too large to allow adequate depiction of them and of leaves or branches in the same frame. The photographs are accompanied by brief captions, which include the scientific name, family assignment, short description, and indication of geographical range. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by genus and species. A checklist of synonymous names and a section of suggested readings complete the book. The quality of the photographs and the informative captions will make this a useful volume for those who are growing or identifying these fascinating plants. General readers. D. H. Pfister; Harvard University


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 6
Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 8
Succulent Families and Generap. 14
Colour Illustrationsp. 25
Checklist of Alternative Namesp. 229
Further Readingp. 232