Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Dicotyledons
The history of the project that eventually led to the publication of the present handbook series was outlined in the preface to the Monocotyledons volume, published in the summer of 2001. A short summary of its history will therefore be sufficient: Handbooks devoted to succulent plants (including cacti) have a long-standing tradition. First treatments covering the family Cactaceae were already published in the 19th century, but the first handbook dealing with the so-called 'other succulents', authored by Hermann Jacobsen, was only published in 1954 - 1955, then called "Handbuch der sukkulenten Pflanzen". A revised and - larged English edition was published 1959 and was repeatedly reprinted subsequently. The success of this first handbook led to the publication of the more compact "Sukkulentenle- kon", again authored by Hermann Jacobsen, published 1970 in a German edition and 1975 in an English translation. Subsequent to Hermann Jacobsen's death in August 1978, Klaus Hesselbarth edited the revised German edition, published 1981. First ideas leading to the present "Illustrated Handbook" were developed prior to the 19- congress of the International Organization for Succulent Plant Study (IOS) in Zürich. Gustav Fischer Verlag Jena, publisher not only of Hermann Jacobsen's "Sukkulentenlexikon", but also of the equally reknowned "Kakteenlexikon" by Curt Backeberg, was interested to have new editions of these works prepared. The feeling amongst participants of an ad-hoc meeting during this congress was that the situation presented a unique occassion to produce a set of authoritative volumes embracing all succulent plants.
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Taxonomic CrossReference Index
3-lobed acute angles Anth axillary Bally basally base branched broadly ovate Calandrinia Candolle caudex Cistanthe cm long cm tall cymes cymes solitary deciduous dehiscent densely dioecious disc Fl Distr Engler erect Euphorbia female Fl fertile St Fl solitary fleshy genus glabrous glandular globose green hairy herbs hypanthium ills incl Inf terminal inval Kenya KwaZulu-Natal lamina lanceolate linear Linne lower face Madagascar male Fl margin N. E. Brown Namibia NG1 elliptic NG1 oblong Northern Cape obovate obtusely lobed ovoid pachycaul pale peduncles Pelargonium perennial petiole pink Poellnitz Portulaca Prov pubescent rarely Rauh recurved reddish Rowley RSA Northern Cape RSA Western Cape Senecio sessile shrublets shrubs simple smooth Somalia sparsely species stems stipular stipular Sp stipules subglobose subsessile subshrubs succulent Talinum Tanzania teeth tendrils terete tips tube tuberculate tuberous WDSE Western Cape woody yellow