Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $439.56
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $439.56   
  • New (1) from $556.96   
  • Used (1) from $439.56   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$556.96
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(871)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

"The Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants represents the first comprehensive taxonomic treatment of succulents in thirty years. It covers over 9000 taxa of all succulents except Cactaceae. This up-to-date work is suited for anyone interested in these plants, including hobbyists, plant scientists, horticulturalists and herbarium staff." This volume on monocotyledons presents succulents from 17 families and 64 genera, totalling some 1100 species and over 200 infraspecific taxa. The families Agavaceae, Aloaceae and Doryanthaceae are covered in their entirety. The most important genera are Agave (Century Plants) with approx. 200 species, and Aloe (Aloes) with about 450. Other major genera included are: Haworthia, Bulbine and Sansevieria, each with approx. 60 species. In addition, a wide variety of bulbous xerophytes from several genera are described.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

From the reviews of the first edition:

"This series is a reference manual for taxonomists and horticultural cognoscenti. It compiles up-to-date information not readily available from other sources … . This series is invaluable to identify succulents, by either picture keying … or by formal text keying. … The volumes are well produced. … this is an excellent series, a significant contribution to the literature, and a superb production. … This fine series is a boon to all aficionados of succulents … ." (Rudolf Schmid, Taxon, Vol. 52, 2003)

"This ‘Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants’ … presents the newest stand of knowledge in all aspects of this group of plants. … the cross reference index is very helpful. … this comprehensive taxonomic work updating the increased knowledge of succulents in 20 years is well suited and highly recommended to all plant scientists, including herbarium staff, and horticulturists, and to the wide range of fascinated hobbyists. … this volume will find a very wide readership … ." (Norbert Leist, Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 159 (7), 2002)

"Here is the first volume of the new Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants … . My first impression with the book in my hand was of pleasure. It is very well produced, accurately bound, with an excellent cover design. … No doubt that such a work is particularly useful to the botanist and the scholar, as well as to the serious collector. But I have no hesitation to state that any succulent plant lover should find a place for it in his library … ." (L. Russo, Botanybooks, September, 2001)

"We are promised a total of six volumes on … succulents under the title of the Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants. … The first of these volumes to appear is the one on monocotyledons. … this is an excellent introduction to the plant groups covered and as a rigorous compilation of both diagnostic and bibliographic information is without peers. … It is essential for the committed collector of succulent plants and mandatory for libraries of plant societies, herbaria and botanic gardens." (Paul I. Forster, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Vol. 229 (1-2), 2001)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540416920
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 9/6/2001
  • Series: Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants Series
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

What is a Succulent?.- How to Use This Handbook.- Scope of Information Presented.- Agavaceae—.- Agave— (221/50).- Beschorneria— (7/1).- Furcraea— (21/1).- Hesperaloe— (5/1).- Hesperoyucca— (1/0).- Yucca— 47/12).- Aloaceae—.-—Algastoloba ~.- Aloe— (446/57).-—Alolirion ~.-—Aloloba ~.-—Alworthia ~.- Astroloba (6/0).-—Astroworthia— (1/0).-—Bayerara ~.- Chortolirion— (1/0).-—Cummingara ~.-—Gasteraloe— (18/3).-—Gasterhaworthia ~.- Gasteria— (17/9).-—Gastroloba ~.- Haworthia— (62/105).-—Maysara ~.-—Poellneria ~.- Poellnitzia— (1/0).- Amaryllidaceae—.- Boophane— (2/0).- Brunsvigia— (2/0).- Cyrtanthus— (4/0).- Haemanthus— (3/0).- Rauhia— (3/0).- Anthericaceae—.- Chlorophytum— (2/0).- Araceae—.- Zamioculcas— (1/0).- Asparagaceae—.- Myrsiphyllum— (3/0).- Asphodelaceae—.- Bulbine— (70/1).- Trachyandra— (5/0).- Bromeliaceae ~.- Commelinaceae—.- Aneilema— (1/0).- Callisia— (8/0).- Cyanotis— (3/0).- Tradescantia— (8/0).- Tripogandra— (4/0).- Dioscoreaceae—.- Dioscorea— (6/4).- Doryanthaceae—.- Doryanthes— (2/0).- Dracaenaceae—.- Cordyline— (1/0).- Dracaena— (7/1).- Sansevieria— (61 /9).- Eriospermaceae—.- Eriospermum— (4/0).- Hyacinthaceae—.- Albuca— (5/0).- Bowiea— (2/0).- Dipcadi— (1/0).- Drimia— (3/0).- Hyacinthus— (1/0).- Lachenalia— (1/0).- Ledebouria— (3/0).- Litanthus— (1/0).- Massonia— (1/0).- Ornithogalum— (10/0).- Rhadamanthus— (8/0).- Rhodocodon— (1/0).- Schizobasis— (2/0).- Urginea— (4/0).- Whiteheadia— (1/0).- Nolinaceae—.- Beaucarnea— (8/0).- Calibanus— (1/0).- Dasylirion— (7/1).- Nolina— (7/0).- Orchidaceae ~.- Xanthorrhoeaceae ~.- References.- Taxonomic Cross-Reference Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)