Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Asclepiadaceae: Asclepiadaceae, Volume 4

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Focke Albers, Ulrich Meve
Springer Science & Business Media, 2002 - Nature - 318 pages
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With theconstant flow of plant species that reached Europe inthetimes of the great expeditions th th inthe 18 and 19 century,the demandf for anyf form of cataloguing thesteadily growingdiv- sity became unevitable. Succulent plants always fascinated plant-loving people above average, th and the first handbooks devoted to succulents were publishedin the19 century. Initially, h- ever,interest was focussed on the Cactaceae. It was only in 1954/55 when Herman Jacobsen (1898 - 1978), the former curator of the Botanic Garden of Kiel,madeavailablea first handbook devoted to succulents (excl. Cactaceae),the "Handbuchder sukkulenten Pflanzen". An abridged version of this handbook was publishedby Jacobsen as "Sukkulentenlexikon" in 1970. It included descriptions,synonymies and numerous illustrations. The"Sukkulentenlexikon" represented the long-awaited reference work supportingboth Botanical Gardens as well as amateur or prof- sionalgrowers inthe navigation through succulent plant diversity. AnEnglish edition followedin 1975 as "Succulent Lexicon", and a revised German edition was publishedin 1981. This second edition hadbeen finished by Jacobsen’s successor inKiel,Klaus Hesselbarth,who,with regard to the Asclepiadaceae, was supportedby the senior editor of the present publication. Over twentyyears have passed since then, and the knowlegdeof succulent plants has increased permanently. Wesaw monographsoff formerly little-known groups and many revisions and - revisions, which often change the taxonomy withinsingle groups considerably. A large amount of new taxa has been published on one hand, and on the other hand, many taxa have been sunk into synonymy.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Asclepiadaceae
5
ABSOLMSIA
9
ASPIDOGLOSSUM
10
ASPIDONEPSIS
18
BAYNESIA
20
CARALLUMA
46
CEROPEGIA
63
ODONTOSTELMA
186
ORBEA
187
ORBEANTHUS
206
xORBELIA
207
PETOPENTIA
208
PIARANTHUS
209
PSEUDOLITHOS
212
QUAQUA
213

CIBIRHIZA
107
CYNANCHUM
108
xDERNIA
118
DISCHIDIOPSIS
123
DUVALIA
124
DUVALIANDRA
129
EDITHCOLEA
136
FANNINIA
137
GLOSSOSTELMA
139
HOODIA
142
xHOODIALLUMA
146
xHUERNELIA
158
HUERNIA
159
xHUERNIANTHUS
174
ISCHNOLEPIS
175
LARRYLEACHIA
176
LAVRANIA
178
MATELEA
181
MICHOLITZIA
183
NOTECHIDNOPSIS
185
RAPHIONACME
220
RHYTIDOCAULON
229
RIOCREUXIA
232
SARCOSTEMMA
233
SCHIZOGLOSSUM
236
SCHLECHTERELLA
241
xSTAPARESIA
242
STAPELIANTHUS
255
STAPELIOPSIS
258
STATHMOSTELMA
260
STENOSTELMA
263
STOMATOSTEMMA
264
TAVARESIA
265
TRIDENTEA
266
xTROMOSTAPELIA
269
WHITESLOANEA
273
XYSMALOBIUM
274
References
275
Taxonomic CrossReference Index
283

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