By Dr. med. Reto F. Dicht, Adrian D. Lüthy (auth.)

This designated reference paintings offers the 1st accomplished taxonomy of Coryphantha, with an entire key to the genus. It encompasses a new taxonomic class of all forty three species and eleven subspecies, with morphological and ecological descriptions. those cacti, which develop in Mexico and southern united states, are characterised via their general grooved tubercles and massive flora.
The publication is the results of decades of viewing the literature and fieldwork by means of the writer staff and their ongoing dedication to map out the nomenclature of this genus. in this technique, the authors even found a few new crops.
More than three hundred top quality color images exhibiting a number of the cacti and their habitats in addition to distribution playing cards and illustrations explaining the morphological info supplement the textual content. Written in an easy-to-follow kind and with a bankruptcy on cultivation stipulations, the paintings won't simply be a useful reference guide for taxonomists and horticulturalists but additionally for hobbyists and plant collectors.

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Macromeris C. macromeris ssp. runyonii Section Robustispina C. poselgeriana C. robustispina ssp. robustispina C. robustispina ssp. scheeri Section Neocoryphantha Series Echinoideae C. wohlschlageri C. vaupeliana C. glanduligera C. echinoidea Series Clavatae C. octacantha C. jalpanensis C. clavata C. clavata ssp. stipitata C. glassii C. erecta C. potosiana Section Ottonis C. ottonis C. vogtherriana C. georgii Subgenus Coryphantha Section Coryphantha Series Retusae C. elephantidens C. elephantidens ssp.

Kracikii C. salinensis C. difficilis C. durangensjs C. durangensis ssp. cuencamensis C. Iongicornis C. pallida C. pallida ssp. calipensis Series Coryphantha C. maiz-tablasensis C. sulcata C. hintoniorum ssp. hintoniorum C. hintoniorum ssp. geoffreyi Series Corniferae Subseries Corniferae C. nickelsiae C. pseudonickelsiae C. compacta C. cornifera C. recurvata ssp. recurvata C. recurvata ssp. canatlanensis C. delicata C. neglecta C. pseudoechinus ssp. pseudoechinus C. pseudoechinus ssp. laui Subseries Delaetianae C.

He considered all publications since Britton and Rose, including seven original descriptions of Coryphantha sp.. These had been published in lesser known gardening journals and were introduced to a larger audience by their incorporation into the Cactaceae. Among all the great cactus monographers, Backeberg was unique in one aspect in that he completely neglected to make herbarium sheets. He did not conserve one single plant; all his descriptions and taxonomic decisions 25 were based on living plants, which unfortunately no longer exist.

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Coryphantha: Cacti of Mexico and Southern USA by Dr. med. Reto F. Dicht, Adrian D. Lüthy (auth.)
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