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The Timber Press guide to succulent plants of the world : a comprehensive reference to more than 2000 species

Author: Fred Dortort; Timber Press (Portland, Or.)
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive guide to more than 2000 succulents, this groundbreaking book begins with an overview of where succulents are found and how they live, along with information on growing and caring for them. The remaining chapters consist of comprehensive, richly illustrated descriptions of the plants, including both familiar species as well as less common, more exotic plants. Each entry includes information on the  Read more...
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All Authors / Contributors: Fred Dortort; Timber Press (Portland, Or.)
ISBN: 9780881929959 0881929956
OCLC Number: 666223938
Description: 344 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Succulents in nature --
Succulents in cultivation --
Crassula --
Adromischus --
Cotyledon and tylecodon --
Kalanchoe --
Sedum, sempervivum, and other old world crassulaceae --
Echeveria --
Sedum and other world crassulaceae --
Euphorbia --
Euphorbia relatives --
Lithops and other living stones --
Dwarf mesembryanthemums --
Small, medium, and large mesembryanthemums --
Anacampseros and its relatives --
Pelargonium and monsonia : Succulent geraniums --
Stapelia and other thick-stemmed succulent milkweeds : Stapeliads --
Succulent milkweeds with vining and caudiciform habits --
Adenium and pachypodium --
Senecio and othonna : Succulent asters --
Dioscorea, cucurbits, and other succulent caudiciforms --
Adenia, cissus, ficus, and pterodiscus : Succulent passion vines, grapes, figs, and sesames --
Succulent trees and pachycauls --
Aloe --
Haworthia --
Gasteria, astroloba, and poellnitzia --
Succulent bulbs --
Agave --
Agave relatives and terrestrial bromeliads --
Succulent odds and ends --
Further reading --
Index of plant names.
Other Titles: Guide to succulent plants of the world
Responsibility: Fred Dortort.

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A book like this is as restorative as a three-week vacation, minus the hassles with airplanes. <i><b>The New York Times</b></i> Sure to be valuable for botanists and gardening enthusiasts. <i> Read more...

 
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