This spectacular two volume work examines the wild ecology, diversity and natural history of all carnivorous plant genera for the first time. Written in clear yet substantive language, this visually beautiful study reveals carnivorous plants in greater detail than ever before, and offers horticulturists specific information to achieve greater levels of success in cultivation.
Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats comprises 1,441 pages and includes 799 beautiful images. Six years in the making, this work profiles the distribution, botanical history, morphology, diversity, ecology, traditional uses, associated life, cultivation requirements and conservation status of all recognised carnivorous plant genera of the world. Volume 1 covers snap traps and pitcher plants, Volume 2 covers stickly-leaved insect-eating plants, corkscrew plants and bladderworts.
Page size: 229 x 153 mm
The newly discovered genus Philcoxia is covered in unique detail and for the very first time. Preliminary findings suggest the highly specialised, glandular structures of the foliage of Philcoxia are carnivorous adaptations, and indeed microscopic animal prey is readily caught and killed.
Many other plants documented in this work have been discovered only very recently, and in many cases, the photographs presented here are among the first to be published, including four spectacular new species of pitcher plants (Nepenthes), which are formally described and introduced here (N. gantungensis, N. holdenii, N. hamiguitanensis and N. palawanensis).
Volume One covers the following chapters:
Tables Turned: A New Natural Order
Carnivorous Plants of the World
Evolution of Carnivorous Plants
Associated Life: Mutualists and Infauna
Habitats of Carnivorous Plants
Volume Two covers the following chapters:
Sticky-Leaved Insect-Eating Plants
Corkscrew Plants: Genlisea
The future of Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats
About the Author
Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats is an up-to-date, comprehensive, focused, well illustrated, and visually beautiful study of all known carnivorous plant genera. It will be a valued source of information for all interested in carnivorous plants of the world.
Signed copies bear the signature of Stewart McPherson.