Smith, Crouch & Figueiredo
'Field Guide to Succulents in Southern Africa'
A chunky field guide style book which explains what is a succulent – which is much wider than UK growers would usually include such as bulbs and other borderline plants. It then considers conservation issues, and the plants’ distribution and their horticultural uses. Key features of each plant family are then given before going on to detail more than 700 species arranged by family with each given an introduction. Species include introduced and garden escapes as well as native plants, with each given a concise description, and inevitably only a small part of all the species can be included in a book of this size so the more interesting and commonly seen are concentrated on. A very large number of colour photos are crammed into the book. 2017 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 464 pages
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