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Main Title Coryphantha Cacti of Mexico and Southern USA / [electronic resource] :
Type EBOOK
Author Dicht, Reto F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lüthy, Adrian D.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2005
Call Number QK101-474.5
ISBN 9783540267959
Subjects Life sciences. ; Botany. ; Plant anatomy.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b138100
Collation VIII, 200 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
to the Genus Coryphantha -- Ecology of Coryphantha spp. -- Morphology of Coryphantha -- History of the Genus Coryphantha -- Position and Delimitation of the Genus Coryphantha -- Key to the Genus Coryphantha -- The Genus Coryphantha (Engelmann) Lemaire - Descriptions of the Species -- Coryphantha sp. in Cultivation. This unique reference work presents the first comprehensive taxonomy of Coryphantha, with a complete key to the genus. It contains a new taxonomic classification of all 43 species and 11 subspecies, with morphological and ecological descriptions. These cacti, which grow in Mexico and southern USA, are characterized by their typical grooved tubercles and large flowers. The book is the result of many years of viewing the literature and fieldwork by the author team and their ongoing commitment to map out the nomenclature of this genus. During this process, the authors even discovered some new plants. More than 300 high-quality colour photos showing the various cacti and their habitats as well as distribution cards and illustrations explaining the morphological details complement the text. Written in an easy-to-follow style and with a chapter on cultivation conditions, the work will not only be an invaluable reference manual for taxonomists and horticulturalists but also for hobbyists and plant collectors.