Coryphantha: Cacti of Mexico and Southern USA by Reto F. Dicht, Adrian D. Lüthy

By Reto F. Dicht, Adrian D. Lüthy

This certain reference paintings offers the 1st finished taxonomy of Coryphantha, with a whole key to the genus. It incorporates a new taxonomic class of all forty three species and eleven subspecies, with morphological and ecological descriptions. those cacti, which develop in Mexico and southern united states, are characterised by way of their common grooved tubercles and massive vegetation.

The booklet is the results of a long time of viewing the literature and fieldwork via the writer crew and their ongoing dedication to map out the nomenclature of this genus. in this strategy, the authors even chanced on a few new vegetation.

More than three hundred top quality color pictures displaying some of the cacti and their habitats in addition to distribution playing cards and illustrations explaining the morphological info supplement the textual content. Written in an easy-to-follow variety and with a bankruptcy on cultivation stipulations, the paintings won't in simple terms be a useful reference handbook for taxonomists and horticulturalists but additionally for hobbyists and plant creditors.

Show description

By Reto F. Dicht, Adrian D. Lüthy

This certain reference paintings offers the 1st finished taxonomy of Coryphantha, with a whole key to the genus. It incorporates a new taxonomic class of all forty three species and eleven subspecies, with morphological and ecological descriptions. those cacti, which develop in Mexico and southern united states, are characterised by way of their common grooved tubercles and massive vegetation.

The booklet is the results of a long time of viewing the literature and fieldwork via the writer crew and their ongoing dedication to map out the nomenclature of this genus. in this strategy, the authors even chanced on a few new vegetation.

More than three hundred top quality color pictures displaying some of the cacti and their habitats in addition to distribution playing cards and illustrations explaining the morphological info supplement the textual content. Written in an easy-to-follow variety and with a bankruptcy on cultivation stipulations, the paintings won't in simple terms be a useful reference handbook for taxonomists and horticulturalists but additionally for hobbyists and plant creditors.

Show description

Read or Download Coryphantha: Cacti of Mexico and Southern USA PDF

Similar nature books

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior

It is a PDF with OCR textual content - if someone prefers the unique DJVU with OCR, ship me a message and I'll add that as well.

The Sibley consultant to chicken lifestyles and behaviour is the recent landmark booklet from David Allen Sibley. Designed to augment the birding adventure and to complement the preferred examine of North American birds, the ebook combines greater than 795 of his full-color illustrations with authoritative textual content by means of forty eight professional birders and biologists. during this new consultant Sibley takes us past identity, to teach us how birds dwell and what they do.

Introductory essays define the foundations of avian evolution, existence cycle, physiology, flight dynamics, and extra. The eighty family-by-family chapters describe the fantastic variety of habit dictated through birds’ biology and surroundings. one of the topics coated and illustrated are:

--molts and plumages
--habitats
--food and foraging
--vocalizations and displays
--courtship and breeding
--rearing of young
--migration and movements
--scientific groupings
--introduced species
--accidental species
--anatomy
--flight styles
--nests and eggs
--conservation
--global distribution

Accessibly written, beautifully designed and arranged, and brilliantly illustrated, The Sibley consultant to fowl existence and behaviour is an quintessential resource of knowledge at the avian existence round us.

Badger (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 114)

A accomplished traditional background of 1 of Britain's favorite animals

The badger has for a few years occupied a special position within the British attention. even though most folk have by no means noticeable one, the badger has develop into certainly one of Britain's best-loved animals. The variety of companies that use the badger as an emblem, the variety of web pages that includes information regarding badgers, and the variety of voluntary badger safety societies that exist are testomony to this popularity.

In truth, the perspective of such a lot usual humans in the direction of badgers is complicated and contradictory, concerning a mix of familiarity and lack of expertise, crisis and indifference. For increasingly more humans, badgers represent a massive resource of curiosity and enjoyment, be it via looking at them of their gardens or within the wild, sharing badger-related wisdom and reports with others through the web, or protecting badgers opposed to threats to their welfare. For others, nevertheless, badgers are an issue species that calls for lively management.

In this hugely expected new examine, Prof Tim Roper explores each points of the biology and behavior of those attention-grabbing animals. In doing so, he unearths the complexities of a way of life that permits badgers to construct groups in an marvelous number of habitats, starting from pristine forests to urban centres. He additionally unearths the evidence in the back of the talk surrounding the badgers' position in transmitting tuberculosis to livestock, laying off new mild on a subject that has led to essentially the most large natural world examine programmes ever conducted.

The Natural Cat: The Comprehensive Guide to Optimum Care

The holistic bible for cat caregivers? now up-to-date and expanded.

The common Cat was once one of many first books to suggest traditional cat care while it was once initially released in 1983. Now totally revised and multiplied to deal with the various new discoveries in holistic puppy care, this version includes:

? a brand new creation detailing the most recent advances in holistic take care of cats
? up to date records, new nutrition guidance, and health and wellbeing care suggestions, together with the most recent on vaccines
? An up to date assets part with feedback for locating a holistic veterinarian and suggestion on how you can care for traditional veterinarians
? an entire overhaul of language to mirror new attitudes towards caregiving

Combined with vintage and trustworthy suggestion on grooming, neutering and spaying, universal tom cat illnesses, elder cat care, behavioral difficulties, and emotional bonding, the newest details makes this version of The average Cat the single guide puppy vendors might want to evidently nurture a cheerful, fit cat.

The Cat Encyclopedia

Greater than 86 million american citizens personal not less than one cat (that's 10+ million greater than personal a dog). Cats are actually Americans' favourite pets.

Offering every thing you want to learn about cats in a single easy-reference quantity, The Cat Encyclopedia positive factors attractive photos of cat breeds from worldwide mixed with specialist suggestion on kitten and cat care, and a party of cats in artwork and culture.

The Cat Encyclopedia is full of details at the features, origins, and behaviors of every kind of cat, and contains superbly photographed profiles of the world's cat breeds.

Extra resources for Coryphantha: Cacti of Mexico and Southern USA

Example text

Buxbaum in KRAINZ (1956– 1960) described the serial division as follows: “…In highly derived Cereoideae the top of the axillary shoot is shifted in such a way that between the spine-bearing part and the flower- or shoot-producing part a groove develops, which extends on the upper surface along the tubercle (“Coryphantha stage”). e. from the spiniferous areole to the axil. This direction of groove development can clearly be verified in species with Escobaria areole type, but also with Macromeris and Protocoryphantha areole types (C.

Str. with Protomammillaria-areole type, might originate from a Mammillaria-like ancestor or vice versa. 2 New Interpretation of the Genus Coryphantha Previous Thesis on the Areole Development and Their Discussion The areoles of Cactaceae, sometimes referred to as “spine-bearing cushion”, correspond to a shortened lateral shoot with leaves transformed into spines and the disposition of an axillary bud (“sleeping eye”) which may produce either a flower or a shoot. The long-living meristematic region, from which flowers or shoots may develop, is reduced to the adaxial (upper) end of the areole in many Cactaceae.

Anton Purpus (1860–1933), Fried- 4 History of the Genus Coryphantha rich Bödeker (1867–1937) and Friedrich Vaupel (1876–1927). In 1919–1923, an important new work appeared, which became an important basis for Coryphantha specialists until today: The Cactaceae by Nathaniel BRITTON (1858– 1934) and Joseph Nelson ROSE (1862–1928). It is the first complete monograph on cactus existing in English. Thanks to their fieldwork and the intensive use of herbaria located worldwide, the fourth volume gives much greater insight into the genus Coryphantha than Schumann’s Gesamtbeschreibung der Kakteen.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.01 of 5 – based on 42 votes