Gordon D. Rowley, Succulent Compositae. A grower’s guide to the succulent species of Senecio & Othonna, Ed. Strawberry Press, 1994

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Rowley has been studying succulent Compositae for 40 years, and now offers this handbook for collectors and growers of them…

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Edizione Strawberry Press [Mill Valley, California, U.S.A.], 1994 Illustrazioni Fotografie a colori e disegni in B/N
N. Volumi 1 N. Pagine XXVI + 238
Dimensioni 18,6 x 26 x 2,2 cm. Peso 1,03 kg.
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ver 80 species of the largest of all Families of flowering plants are cherished (or ought to be cherished) by lovers of succulents. Yet they have never been made the subject of a book to themselves. This partly springs from confusion and controversy over naming. They are recognized here under just two genera, Senecio and Othonna, and range from fleshy shrubs to lowly creepers, from tiny trees to caudiciforms ideal for lovers of bonsai.

All have their own highly individual “composite” flower heads. There is no up-to-date identification key, and illustrations are few and far between. Included are some of the commonest windowsill succulents, such as the ‘Candle Plant’ (Senecio articulatus), yet, amazingly, this has not been given a proper botanical description until now.

Gordon Rowley has been collecting and studying succulent Compositae for over forty years, and now offers this handbook for collectors and growers of them. It is not a monograph: that must wait until the species have been typified and surveyed more throughly in habitat. But a provisional set of names and synonyms has been provided, and an attempt at a key-difficult, as the plants wondrously transmute when pampered in cultivation.

Cultivation details cover all types from the unstartable to the unstoppable. Non-botanists should find the abundant illustrations a help in naming and getting to know these astonishingly diverse, rewarding and ever-surprising succulents.

Note bibliografiche

Prima edizione del 1994, pubblicata da Strawberry Press negli U.S.A., a copertina rigida in tela grigia, titolata in oro al piatto e al dorso; dotata di sovracoperta lucida fotografica a colori; arricchita da un vasto repertorio fotografico a colori e da disegni/schemi in B/N; stampata su carta patinata di buona qualità, con ampie marginature al testo; rilegata a filo; edizione in lingua inglese.

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Come Nuovo [il volume non presenta a livello strutturale né danni, né rovinature, segni, scritte o usure evidenti; legatura compatta e resistente; copertine rigide pressoché intatte; sovracoperta in ottimo stato, con minime opacità ai piatti dovute a sfregamento; ingiallimento della carta quasi assente; coste ancora luminose].

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Peso 1.03 kg
Dimensioni 18.6 × 26 × 2.2 cm
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