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Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Asclepiadaceae

Author: Focke Albers; Ulrich Meve
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2004.
Series: Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. This volume on the Asclepiadaceae (milkweed family) presents all kinds of succulent plants from geophytic Raphionacme, leaf succulent Hoya to stem succulent Cynanchum and, of course, the popular stapeliads (carrion flowers). A  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Focke Albers; Ulrich Meve
ISBN: 9783642626289 3642626289
OCLC Number: 1104149787
Description: xii, 321 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Contents: What is a Succulent? --
How to Use This Handbook --
Scope of Information Presented --
Asclepiadaceae? family or genus only partially covered --
Absolmsia? family or genus completely covered (1/0) --
Asclepias? family or genus only partially covered (1/0) --
Aspidoglossum? family or genus completely covered (36/ 0) --
Aspidonepsis? family or genus completely covered (5/0) --
Baynesia? family or genus completely covered (1/0) --
Brachystelma? family or genus completely covered (122/3) --
Caralluma? family or genus completely covered (53/9) --
Ceropegia? family or genus only partially covered (160/18) --
Cibirhiza? family or genus completely covered (2/0) --
Cynanchum? family or genus only partially covered (57/4) --
×Demia? family or genus completely covered --
Dischidia? family or genus only partially covered (23 /1) --
Dischidiopsis? family or genus only partially covered (1/0) --
Duvalia? family or genus completely covered (18/3) --
Duvaliandra? family or genus completely covered (1/0) --
×DuvaUaranthus? family or genus completely covered (1 /0) --
Echidnopsis? family or genus completely covered (32/4) --
Edithcolea? family or genus completely covered (1/0) --
Fanninia? family or genus completely covered (1/0) --
Fockea? family or genus completely covered (6/0) --
Glossostelma? family or genus completely covered (12/0) --
Hoodia? family or genus completely covered (14/4) --
×Hoodialluma? family or genus completely covered --
Hoya? family or genus only partially covered (55/6) --
×Huernelia? family or genus completely covered --
Huernia? family or genus completely covered (67/16) --
×Huernianthus? family or genus completely covered --
Huerniopsis? family or genus completely covered (2/0) --
Ischnolepis? family or genus completely covered (1/0) --
Larryleachia? family or genus completely covered (5/0) --
Lavrania? family or genus completely covered (1/0) --
Madangia? family or genus completely covered (1/0) --
Marsdenia? family or genus only partially covered (10/0) --
Matelea? family or genus only partially covered (9/0) --
Micholitzia? family or genus completely covered (1/0) --
Miraglossum? family or genus completely covered (7/0) --
Notechidnopsis? family or genus completely covered (2/0) --
Odontostelma? family or genus completely covered (2/0) --
Ophionella? family or genus completely covered (2/ 1) --
Orbea? family or genus completely covered (54/14) --
Orbeanthus? family or genus completely covered (2/0) --
×Orbelia? family or genus completely covered (1/0) --
Pachycarpus̳ family or genus only mentioned; numbers in brackets ; numbers of species/infraspecific taxa covered family or genus only mentioned; numbers in brackets ; numbers of species/infraspecific taxa covered --
Pectinaria? family or genus completely covered (3/3) --
Petopentia? family or genus completely covered (1/0) --
Piaranthus? family or genus completely covered (7/2) --
Pseudolithos? family or genus completely covered (6/0) --
Quaqua? family or genus completely covered (29/0) --
Raphionacme? family or genus completely covered (35/0) --
Rhytidocaulon? family or genus completely covered (10/1) --
Riocreuxia̳ family or genus only mentioned; numbers in brackets ; numbers of species/infraspecific taxa covered family or genus only mentioned; numbers in brackets ; numbers of species/infraspecific taxa covered --
Sarcorrhiza? family or genus completely covered (1/0) --
Sarcostemma? family or genus completely covered (15/7) --
Schizoglossum? family or genus completely covered (15/ 11) --
Schlechterella? family or genus completely covered (2/0) --
×Staparesia? family or genus completely covered (1/0) --
Stapeha? family or genus completely covered (47/7) --
Stapehanthus? family or genus completely covered (8/0) --
Stapeliopsis? family or genus completely covered (6/1) --
Stathmostelma? family or genus completely covered (14/4) --
Stenostelma? family or genus completely covered (4/0) --
Stomatostemma, (1 /0) --
Tavaresia? family or genus completely covered (3/0) --
Trachycalymma̳ family or genus only mentioned; numbers in brackets ; numbers of species/infraspecific taxa covered family or genus only mentioned; numbers in brackets; numbers of species/infraspecific taxa covered --
Tridentea? family or genus completely covered (8/2) --
×Tromostapelia? family or genus completely covered --
Tromotriche? family or genus completely covered (11/0) --
White-sloanea? family or genus completely covered (1/0) --
×Whitesloaniopsis? family or genus completely covered --
Xysmalobium̳ family or genus only mentioned; numbers in brackets ; numbers of species/infraspecific taxa covered family or genus only mentioned; numbers in brackets ; numbers of species/infraspecific taxa covered --
References --
Taxonomic Cross-Reference Index.
Series Title: Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants.
Responsibility: edited by Focke Albers, Ulrich Meve.

Abstract:

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. This volume on the Asclepiadaceae (milkweed family) presents all kinds of succulent plants from geophytic Raphionacme, leaf succulent Hoya to stem succulent Cynanchum and, of course, the popular stapeliads (carrion flowers). A total of 1119 species are included; of the 70 genera treated, 49 are covered in their entirety. The most species-rich assemblages are Ceropegia (lantern flowers) and Brachystelma. For the latter a complete generic treatment is presented for the first time. The handbook is devoted to a family famous for their outstandingly complex and beautiful flowers and is illustrated with 332 superb colour photos. Keys to genera are provided; for all accepted taxa, descriptions including typification and distributional data, full synonymy and literature references are given.

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