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Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats Vol. 2

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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.

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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.

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 ofPhilcoxia 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 One covers the following chapters:

Introduction
Tables Turned: A New Natural Order
Carnivorous Plants of the World
Evolution of Carnivorous Plants
Associated Life: Mutualists and Infauna
Habitats of Carnivorous Plants
Snap Traps
Aldrovanda
Dionaea
Pitcher Plants
Darlingtonia
Heliamphora
Sarracenia
Nepenthes
Cephalotus
Brocchinia
Catopsis

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

Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats is an up-to-date, comprehensive, focused, well illustrated, and visually beautiful study of all known carnivorous plant genera. It will be a valued source of information for all interested in carnivorous plants of the world.

Signed copies bear the signature of Stewart McPherson.

Additional Information

Subject

Carnivorous Plants

Author

Stewart McPherson

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    Book arrived in time for me before I left my mum’s to head home, absolutely wonderful customer service and the book is a wonderfully written book with stunning colour photos, better than my expectations. Now it’s time to save money to collect all these wonderful books. Very good price for such a large volume of information and well thought out bookbook. I recommend this book to anyone that is interested in Carnivorous plants

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