Pitcher plants of the Americas
Pitcher plants include the largest and most beautiful of the worlds carnivorous plants, plants that are viewed with fascination by people of all ages, nationalities and walks of life. Pitcher Plants of the Americas is an informative, visually rich overview of the five genera of pitcher plants that occur in North, Middle, and South America a group that includes three genera of true pitcher plants (Darlingtonia, Heliamphora, and Sarracenia) and two genera of carnivorous tank bromeliads (Brocchinia and Catopsis).Pitcher Plants . . . is written in clear yet substantive language and contains spectacular photography that provides a comprehenisve visual record of the group. This book will appeal to both general readers and specialists who are interested in the natural history, conservation, and horticulture of the American pitcher plants.
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The American Pitcher Plants and Their Evolution
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America American pitcher plants areoles berteroniana Brocchinia Brocchinia reducta bromeliads carnivorous plants Catopsis Catopsis berteroniana Cerro chimantensis cloud forest cm tall cm wide conservation cultivar cultivation Darlingtonia californica downwards-pointing hairs exappendiculata flava flower foliage genera genus glabra green in colour growing Guiana Highlands habitat hechtioides Heliamphora chimantensis Heliamphora ionasii Heliamphora pulchella Heliamphora species heterodoxa hybrids infundibular ionasii leaf rosette leaves of H leaves of Sarracenia macdonaldae minor Mount Roraima neblinae nectar spoon North nutans occur oreophila Original description pitchers of H predominantly prey produce psittacina pulchella pure red purple purpurea ssp range of H red colouration red veins reducta S.flava Sarracenia alata Sarracenia leucophylla Sarracenia rubra Sarracenia rubra ssp Sarracenia species Sarraceniaceae scape Schnell sea level seed shape species of Heliamphora specific epithet strains subspecies suffuse summits sunlight tank bromeliads tatei taxa taxonomic tepuis tubular typical variant Undescribed upper section Venezuela venosa wetland white areoles yellow