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Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats Vol. 2 - BOOK

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Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats Volume Two

 

by Stewart McPherson
Editors: Alastair Robinson and Andreas Fleischmann
ISBN: 978-0-9558918-5-4
Pages: 718
Images: 405
Page size: 229 x 153 mm
Cover: hardcover with dust jacket

 

This spectacular two volume work examines the wild ecology, diversity and natural history of all carnivorous plant genera for the first time. Written in clear yet substantive language, this visually beautiful study reveals carnivorous plants in greater detail than ever before, and offers horticulturists specific information to achieve greater levels of success in cultivation.

 

Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats comprises 1,441 pages and includes 799 beautiful images. Six years in the making, this work profiles the distribution, botanical history, morphology, diversity, ecology, traditional uses, associated life, cultivation requirements and conservation status of all recognised carnivorous plant genera of the world. Volume 1 covers snap traps and pitcher plants, Volume 2 covers stickly-leaved insect-eating plants, corkscrew plants and bladderworts.

 

The newly discovered genus Philcoxia is covered in unique detail and for the very first time. Preliminary findings suggest the highly specialised, glandular structures of the foliage of Philcoxia are carnivorous adaptations, and indeed microscopic animal prey is readily caught and killed.

 

Many other plants documented in this work have been discovered only very recently, and in many cases, the photographs presented here are among the first to be published, including four spectacular new species of pitcher plants (Nepenthes), which are formally described and introduced here (N. gantungensisN. holdeniiN. hamiguitanensis and N. palawanensis).

 

Volume Two covers the following chapters:



Sticky-Leaved Insect-Eating Plants
Triphyophyllum
Drosera
Drosophyllum
Roridula
Byblis
Pinguicula
Proboscidea
Philcoxia
Corkscrew Plants: Genlisea
Bladderworts: Utricularia
The future of Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats
Appendix
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

 

Signed copies bear the signature of Stewart McPherson.


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