A CANARIAN OWNED COMPANY
CANARY ISLANDS - NW AFRICA
Stapeliads of Southern Africa & Madagascar
AUTHOR: : Peter V. Bruyns
E D I T I O N S:
and long awaited two-volume monograph deals with the southern representatives
of the fascinating group of succulent plants known as stapeliads. It is
the only monograph on the topic published in the last 68 years. The book
is the product of 25 years of research by the author who has become known
for his many publications, meticulous line drawings and superb photographs.
It is lavishly illustrated with maps, line drawings and photos.
This group of highly succulent, more or less leafless plants belongs to the family Apocynaceae. Found exclusively in the Old World, they are widely distributed over the drier parts from the southern-most tip of AFrica to the southern shores of Europe and eastwards to Arabia, India and Myanmar. Of the roughly 330 known species, 182 occur in southern Africa, and all but a handful of these are endemic to this region. The present volumes deal with all 182 species which belong to 20 genera. They therefore cover somewhat more than half the total number of all species.
This two volume book is a botanic masterpiece. 606 pages, hundreds of photos, drawings and distribution maps. 20 genera and 182 species covered in detail.
More than 40 pages devoted to Hoodia, espectacular photos in habitat, and a lot of good and valuable information.
A must for anybody related or interested in: Hoodias, Asclepiadaceae, African Flora, Succulents and Nature.