Sarraceniaceae of South America

  • ISBN: 9780955891878
  • Pages: 561
  • Images: 488
  • Page size:  234 x 163 mm
  • Cover format:  Hardcore with dust jacket.
  • Publication date: October 2011.

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Sarraceniaceae of South America is one part of a two-part monograph providing the first complete study of the full diversity, ecology and taxonomy of all recognised species of the three genera of Sarraceniaceae, a family of pitcher plants, namely DarlingtoniaHeliamphora, and Sarracenia.

Sarraceniaceae of South America examines all species of Heliamphora from the Guiana Highlands of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. All known species are illustrated in full detail for the very first time, including many that have been discovered only very recently. Notably, the description of one spectacular new species of Heliamphora is included in the Appendix of Sarraceniaceae of South America and is documented in detail.

Complete with up-to-date conservation assessments, distribution maps and accounts of the wild ecology and habitats of each species of Sarraceniaceae, Sarraceniaceae of South America is a major and definitive taxonomic revision for all three genera of true pitcher plants of the New World. Visually beautiful and comprehensive, these books will appeal to both general readers and specialists who are interested in the natural history, diversity, ecology and relationships of DarlingtoniaHeliamphora, and Sarracenia.