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Aroids Plants of the Arum Family

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ISBN-10: 0881924857

ISBN-13: 9780881924855

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Deni Bown

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Originally published in 1988 as the first truly comprehensive review of one of the largest and most popular plant families, Aroids was enthusiastically welcomed by botanists and horticulturists alike for its attention to scientific detail and delightful writing style. Now in this completely updated second edition, we learn of discoveries made in the last decade as the family has grown from about 2500 species to nearer 3200. The latest taxonomic and nomenclatural revisions are noted in the checklist of genera, and all the original drawings are included plus twice as many color photos. A new guide to the cultivation of ornamental aroids completes this well-rounded introduction to a remarkable…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/8/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 468
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Variations on a Theme: What are aroids and where do they grow?
Of Tails and Traps and the Underworld: Mechanisms of reproduction
Woodlanders: Species of temperate woodland and higher altitudes of the tropics and subtropics
Aquatics and Amphibians: Species of wetlands and water
A Place in the Sun: Species of arid and seasonally dry regions
In the Shadows: Species of the tropical rainforest floor
Towards the Light: Tropical climbers and epiphytes
The Titans: Giant tuberous species of the tropics
An Acquired Taste: Aroids as food plants
Acids and Crystals: The chemistry and toxicity of aroids
Aroids in Cultivation
Checklist of Aroid Genera