Pitcher plants of the Americas

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McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co., 2007 - Gardening - 320 pages
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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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Contents

Carnivorous Plants
3
The American Pitcher Plants and Their Evolution
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Heliamphora 88
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Stewart McPherson is a geographer who has studied at the University of Durham in England, the University of Tuebingen in Germany, and Yale University in the United States. An authority on carnivorous plants of the world, Pitcher Plants of the Americas, the product of six years of research and travel, is his first book.

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