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Coryphanta - Cacti of Mexico and Southern USA

Dicht, Reto F., Lüthy, Adrian D. 
Springer  2005  



Hardcover   200 p. 338 illus., 306 in co  ISBN 9783540223061      £103.00
This unique reference work presents the first comprehensive taxonomy of Coryphantha , with a complete key to the genus. It contains a new taxonomic classification of all 43 species and 11 subspecies, with morphological and ecological descriptions. These cacti, which grow in Mexico and southern USA, are characterized by their typical grooved tubercles and large flowers.

The book is the result of many years of viewing the literature and fieldwork by the author team and their ongoing commitment to map out the nomenclature of this genus. During this process, the authors even discovered some new plants.

More than 300 high-quality colour photos showing the various cacti and their habitats as well as distribution cards and illustrations explaining the morphological details complement the text. Written in an easy-to-follow style and with a chapter on cultivation conditions, the work will not only be an invaluable reference manual for taxonomists and horticulturalists but also for hobbyists and plant collectors.

Contents

  • About this Book
  • 1 Introduction to the Genus Coryphantha
  • 2 Ecology of Coryphantha spp.
  • 3 Morphology of Coryphantha
  • 4 History of the Genus Coryphantha
  • 5 Position and Delimitation of the Genus Coryphantha
  • 6 Key to the Genus Coryphantha
  • 7 The Genus Coryphantha - Descriptions of the Species with Colour Plates
  • 8 Coryphantha spp. in Cultivation
  • References
  • Appendix, Comparison Tables, Synonyms and Valid Names, Illustration Credits
  • Index
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