Rowley, Gordon


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Gordon’s intriguingly titled book on the oddities in the succulent plant world. He’s coined the word Teratopia (taken from an historic term) to cover all the abnormal plant forms - cristates, monstrous, chimeras all the other unusual forms that seem to be more commonly produced in succulent plants. And it is a fascinating book. As you’d expect Gordon provides the latest information on what causes these growth forms, and the remaining mysteries to be solved. Both habitat and cultivated plants are covered, with a section on special needs in cultivation for these plants. Whilst it has much information, the bulk of the book is a visual tour with colour photos of these plants in habitat and cultivation, supplied by many people across the world, with an enormous range of forms from all the succulent genera where they occur. As usual from Cactus & Co, the book is tremendous value, and its appeal won’t be just to those who are currently enthusiasts for these plants, but also to those who are succulent enthusiasts and those who would like a greater understanding of how plants develop and grow. 2006 12 x 8 ½ 287 pages
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight bump to corner, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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