Tree Aloes of Africa

By: Jaarsveld, Ernst van & Judd, Eric

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Well illustrated with colour plates and photographs, large octavo, pp x, 74, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [Aloes and the flat-topped Acacia species are characteristic of the African landscape and are true icon species of Africa. Aloes remain one of the most popular garden succulents due to their attractive flowers, their appealing architecture and ease of growth. Their diversity in growth form allows a plant for each situation. They grow in varied habitats such as the dry Namib Desert along the southwestern coast of Africa, to the moist forest from eastern Africa, to open grasslands, from almost sea level to 3,000 m of the Drakensberg Escarpment. However, it is the tree aloes which have recently gained popularity, locally and abroad. They create much interest because of their striking, bold, often symmetrical neat shapes and drought tolerance. They are masters of water conservation. The Tree Aloes of Africa deals with the seven African tree aloes, six of the section Dracoaloe, of which three grow in the western half of Africa and three in the eastern half. As with all Ernst van Jaarsveld books, there is much wider information than just the plants themselves. It starts with an explanation about the background to the reclassification and botany, before going in to the history of the plants discovery by early settlers and explorers until the present day. Chapters then cover their distribution and ecology, and cultivation. The species are then covered in detail with an attractive full page colour painting by Eric Judd and colour photos showing the whole plant, flowers, habitat etc.]

Title: Tree Aloes of Africa

Author Name: Jaarsveld, Ernst van & Judd, Eric

Categories: Botanical/horticultural Monographs, Cacti & Succulents,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cape Town, Perrock Publications: 2015

ISBN Number: 0620641266

ISBN Number 13: 9780620641265

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 015596