Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons

  • Urs Eggli

Part of the Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants book series (SUCCPLANTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Urs Eggli
    Pages 1-3
  3. Joachim Thiede
    Pages 5-102
  4. G. F. Smith, L. E. Newton
    Pages 102-223
  5. E. van Jaarsveld
    Pages 224-227
  6. E. van Jaarsveld
    Pages 228-229
  7. J. Bogner
    Pages 229-230
  8. E. van Jaarsveld
    Pages 231-232
  9. E. van Jaarsveld, P. I. Forster
    Pages 232-246
  10. U. Eggli
    Pages 246-247
  11. D. R. Hunt
    Pages 247-254
  12. U. Eggli, G. D. Rowley
    Pages 254-257
  13. P. I. Forster
    Pages 257-258
  14. C. C. Walker
    Pages 258-272
  15. E. van Jaarsveld
    Pages 273-274
  16. E. van Jaarsveld
    Pages 274-286
  17. C. C. Walker
    Pages 286-292
  18. U. Eggli
    Pages 293-293
  19. U. Eggli
    Pages 294-294
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 295-386

About this book


The Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants represents the first comprehensive taxonomic treatment of succulents in thirty years. It covers over 9000 taxa of all succulents except Cactaceae. This up-to-date work is ideally suited for anyone interested in these fascinating plants, including hobbyists, plant scientists, horticulturalists and herbarium staff.
This volume on monocotyledons presents succulents from 17 families and 64 genera, totalling some 1100 species and over 200 infraspecific taxa. The families Agavaceae, Aloaceae and Doryanthaceae are covered in their entirety. The most important genera are Agave (century plants) with approx. 200 species, and Aloe (aloes) with about 450. Other major genera included are: Haworthia, Bulbine and Sansevieria, each with approx. 60 species. In addition, a wide variety of bulbous xerophytes from several genera are described.


Amaryllidaceae Ericaceae Orchidaceae desert plants ecology herbar monocotyledons plant systematics succulent plants succulents xerophytic adaptation

Editors and affiliations

  • Urs Eggli
    • 1
  1. 1.Sukkulenten-Sammlung ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62585-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56715-5
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