Plants of the Arum Family

Book - 2000
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Workman Press.
Originally published in 1988 as the first truly comprehensive review of one of the largest and most popular plant families, Aroids was enthusiastically welcomed by botanists and horticulturists alike for its attention to scientific detail and delightful writing style.

Now in this completely updated second edition, we learn of discoveries made in the last decade as the family has grown from about 2500 species to nearer 3200. The latest taxonomic and nomenclatural revisions are noted in the checklist of genera, and all the original drawings are included plus twice as many color photos. A new guide to the cultivation of ornamental aroids completes this well-rounded introduction to a remarkable family.

Includes the latest taxonomic and nomenclatural revisions and a guide to their cultivation.

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Updating the 1988 edition to include taxonomic changes, a botanical-horticultural writer and photographer who gardens in England further extols the arum family in all its diversity: from the well-known dieffenbachia, philodendrons, and skunk cabbage to the exotic towering Amorphophallus . Includes 73 color plates, many line drawings, a checklist of aroid genera, and a glossary of terms with sketches. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, c2000
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780881924855
Characteristics: 392 p., [76] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm


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