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Crassulaceae (Umbilicus)

Walker, Colin (2003). Crassulaceae (Umbilicus). In: Eggli, Urs ed. Crassulaceae. Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants (6). Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 364–367.

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Abstract

[About the book]

The Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants represents the first comprehensive taxonomic treatment of succulents in thirty years. It covers over 9000 taxa of all succulents except Cactaceae.

The Crassulaceae (stonecrop family) volume presents the first complete treatment of the family for many decades. The family is a very diverse group, and plants range from tiny insignificant annual herbs to perennial shrubs and trees. Many of the species have attractive flowers. The entire family consists of 33 genera and 23 hybrid genera with a total of 1410 species and 305 infraspecific taxa. The largest genus is Sedum (stonecrop, wallpepper) with 428 species. Other large genera are Aeonium (36), Crassula (195), Dudleya (47), Echeveria (139), Kalanchoe (144), Rhodiola (58), Sempervivum (63), and Tylecodon (46). A key to all genera is included. The descriptions of all accepted taxa are supplemented with typification and distribution data, full synonymy, literature references and 341 colour photos.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2003 Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3-540-41965-9, 978-3-540-41965-5
Extra Information: German language version of this item appears in Eggli, Urs ed. Crassulaceae (Dickblattgewaechse). Sukkulenten-Lexikon, 4. Verlag Eugen Ulmer, pp. 381–384.
Keywords: crassula; crassulaceae; echeveria; sedum; sempervivum; stonecrop; succulents; taxonomy
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Item ID: 29354
Depositing User: Colin Walker
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 15:09
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2011 09:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29354
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