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Beaucarnea RUSCACEAE

Walker, Colin (2018). Beaucarnea RUSCACEAE. In: Eggli, Urs and Nyffeler, Reto eds. Monocotyledons. Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants. Berlin, etc.: Springer Verlag.

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A diagnostic description of the genus is given with special emphasis on the occurrence of succulence amongst its species. The geographical distribution is outlined, together with a selection of important literature, and an explanation of the etymology of the name. This is followed by a short summary of its position in the phylogeny of the family and of the past and present classification in a phylogenetic context. The succulent features present amongst the species of the genus are shortly explained as to morphology and anatomy.
This is followed by a synoptical treatment of the succulent species of the genus, complete with typification details, full synonymy, geographical and ecological data, a diagnostic description, and, where applicable, notes on phylogenetic placement and relationships, as well as economic and/or horticultural importance.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2019 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
ISBN: 3-662-56484-X, 978-3-662-56484-4
Keywords: Beaucarnea; Ruscaceae; Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 60145
Depositing User: Colin Walker
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 15:05
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 08:53
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