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Book ID:  081393
Gusman, Guy and Liliane Gusman

The Genus Arisaema. A Monograph for Botanists and Nature Lovers. 2002. 475 colour photographs. Approx. 200 line - drawings. 17 tabs. 438 p. gr8vo. Hardcover. (ISBN 3-904144-91-X)
Contents (main headings): Introduction/ Morphology (Main parts, roots, stem and phyllotaxis, shoot and leaf, inflorescence and sex, fruiting, spike and seed, germination)/ Arisaemas in Chemistry and Medicine/ Arisaemas in the Wild and in Cultivation (Distribution, growing conditions in the open, hardiness and winter protection, feeding, pests and diseases, flowering period in the garden)/ Propagation (Vegetative multiplication, seed production in the garden, sowing)/ Systematics ( History of the genus, recent methods of investigation, diagnosis of the genus, key to sections and subsections, clades uesed to keying species)/ Taxonomic Treatment (Species by sections, doubtful or incompletely known species, hybrids)/ Glossary / Index to Species Names. - Arisaemas have become increasingly popular and highly praised for their sculptural aspect and their intriguing inflorescences. The genus' fascination is also increased by a phenomenon unique in Araceae: the change of sex that these plants undergo many times during their lifetime. This book covers all frost - resistant species, whose exotic look makes them great woodland garden plants, and tropical species suited for the cool greenhouse. It provides descriptions of all species, keys for their identification, plus information on their growing conditions in the wild and advice for their cultivation and propagation. - Good second hand copy. Portland, USA.
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