Succulent Flora of Southern Africa

Doreen Court

This authoritative and highly regard reference work, a botanical classic, is now fully revised and updated. Color images and clear new design aid identification.
Date Published :
July 2011
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
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ISBN : 9781770075870

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This highly regarded reference work, a botanical classic, has been fully revised and updated. A fresh new design and beautiful full-color images aid identification. First published in 1981, Succulent Flora has long served as an authoritative guide for academics and lay enthusiasts alike. This third edition takes into account intervening taxonomic advances and the discovery and naming of ever more species. Information has been supplemented in line with the latest thinking and the book has been newly designed for clarity and ease of reference. Given the phenomenal extent of our succulent flora, this fully updated edition is a timely addition to the botanical literature of southern Africa.


"Southern Africa is the natural home of the most diverse and remarkable succulent flora in the world. In this newly revised edition of the classic 1981 text, descriptions include characteristics of species, recent taxonomic advances, and their distribution in Southern Africa on maps of each country. Using an encyclopedic format for eight common families organized by genus and species, plants are illustrated with color photographs in the body of this work. Each image contains a tag line with the page number of the text for further details, so this scheme necessitates a lot of page turning to match photo and text. In addition, there are many explanatory black-and-white photographs as well as drawings of seemingly strange roots and shapes. This new edition of Succulent Flora will be of value to casual succulent growers as well as professionals, thanks in part to its affordability. It is a valuable addition to the field."

- Adele Kleine, Chicago Botanic Garden

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