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Dracaenaceae (Cordyline, Dracaena)

Walker, Colin (2001). Dracaenaceae (Cordyline, Dracaena). In: Eggli, Urs ed. Monocotyledons. Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants (1). Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 258–261.

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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. This up-to-date work is ideally suited for anyone interested in these fascinating plants, including hobbyists, plant scientists, horticulturalists and herbarium staff.

This volume on monocotyledons presents succulents from 17 families and 64 genera, totalling some 1100 species and over 200 infraspecific taxa. The families Agavaceae, Aloaceae and Doryanthaceae are covered in their entirety. The most important genera are Agave (century plants) with approx. 200 species, and Aloe (aloes) with about 450. Other major genera included are: Haworthia, Bulbine and Sansevieria, each with approx. 60 species. In addition, a wide variety of bulbous xerophytes from several genera are described

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2001 Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3-540-41692-7, 978-3-540-41692-0
Extra Information: German language version of this item appears in Eggli, Urs ed. Monocotyledons. Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants (1). Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 258–261.
Keywords: desert plants; monocotyledons; plant systematics; succulent plants; succulents; xerophytic adaptation
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Item ID: 29427
Depositing User: Colin Walker
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 11:05
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2011 09:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29427
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