ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO A REMARKABLE SUCCULENT GROUP.
405pp incl index and further reading. As new appears unread.
Magic is not too strong a term for the appeal of this unique group of plants, the Mesembs. Radiant in flower and highly diverse in form and stature, this fascinating group includes plants as small as wheat grains, or as big as a rhinoceros, their fruits are as complex as any in the floral kingdom or as simple as salt shakers. Mesembs have captured the imagination of botanists, horticulturalists and travellers for many centuries. Experience the magic of mesembs through this beautiful book, Mesembs of the World.
Authored by : Gideon F. Smith, Rascale Chesselet, Ernst J. van Jaarsveld, Heidi Harmann, Steven Hammer, Ben-Erik van Wyk, Priscilla Burgoyne, Cornelia Klak and Hubert Kurzwell. Published by Briza Publications of Pretoria in 1998. Supported by the National Botanical Institute of South Africa. This hard cover bound, First Edition copy is in Fine condition, covered in plastic and without a dust jacket. The cover is illustrated. The size of the book is 246x172x27mm. ISBN 9781875093137.