B76 Carnivorous Plants of Australia Magnum Opus Vol 2

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    Carnivorous Plants of Australia Magnum Opus Vol 2

    by Allen Lowrie
    Editor: Alastair S. Robinson
    ISBN: 978-1-908787-12-5
    Pages: 450
    Images: 876
    Page size: 305 x 242 mm
    Cover: hardcover with dust jacket

    Australia is home to over one third of all carnivorous plant species currently recognised worldwide. Moreover, the different species found on this continent also represent many of the most diverse carnivorous plant forms known, including some of the largest, most spectacular and unusual representatives of the major carnivorous plant groups. Over the past five decades, renowned botanist Allen Lowrie has travelled across Australia in order to observe, study and photograph all the carnivorous plant species of the continent. This benchmark study represents his accumulated life’s work to date, and offers a definitive and unparalleled examination of all carnivorous plants species currently known from Australia. Carnivorous Plants of Australia Magnum Opus features in-depth, fully illustrated descriptions of all taxa, and introduces for the first time more than 20 new species, 4 new hybrids, and a number of new combinations and new records for Australia. This exhaustive work also includes a wealth of new information and location data, new observations, unique photographs and species distribution maps.

    The three volumes of this work are divided as follows:

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    Volume 1:

    Acknowledgements

    Preface

    Types of Carnivorous Plants

    Habitats of Carnivorous Plants in Australia

    Substrate – an important determinant in Drosera growth habits

    The Groups of Australian Drosera

    -  Tuberous Drosera 30
    -  Pygmy Drosera 44
    -  Natural Pygmy Drosera Hybrids 52
    -  Man-made Pygmy Drosera Hybrids 56
    -  Perennial Tropical Drosera 60
    -  Miscellaneous Drosera 78
    -  Drosera indica Complex 78

    Setocoris – the Sundew Bugs 80

    Keys to the Carnivorous Plants of Australia 88

    The Species:

    Introduction to the Species Descriptions

    -  Aldrovanda 
    -  Byblis 
    -  Cephalotus 
    -  Drosera species A to F; aberrans, adelae, allantostigma, andersoniana, androsacea, aquatica, arcturi, aurantiaca, auriculata, australis, × badgerupii, × badgingarra, banksii, barbigera, barrettorum, basifolia, bicolor, binata, bindoon, brevicornis, broomensis, browniana, bulbigena, bulbosa, burmannii, caduca, callistos, calycina, × carbarup, citrina, closterostigma, coalara, collina, coomallo, cucullata, darwinensis, depauperata, derbyensis, dichrosepala, dilatatopetiolaris, drummondii, echinoblastus, eneabba, enodes, eremaea, erythrogyne, erythrorhiza, esperensis, falconeri, fimbriata, finlaysoniana, fragrans, fulva

    Volume 2:

    The Species (continued from Volume 1):    

    -  Drosera species F to Z; geniculata, gibsonii, gigantea, glabriscapa, glanduligera, gracilis, graniticola, grievei, hamiltonii, hartmeyerorum, helodes, heterophylla, hirsuta, hookeri, huegelii, humilis, hyperostigma, indumenta, intricata, kenneallyi, lanata, lasiantha, × legrandii, leioblastus, leucoblasta, leucostigma, lowriei, lunata, macrantha, macrophylla, magna, major, mannii, marchantii, menziesii, micra, micrantha, microphylla, microscapa, miniata, minutiflora, modesta, monantha, monticola, moorei, murfetii, myriantha, nana, neesii, nitidula, nivea, occidentalis, omissa, orbiculata, ordensis, oreopodion, paleacea, pallida, paradoxa, patens, pedicellaris, peltata, petiolaris, × pingellyensis, planchonii, platypoda, platystigma, porrecta, praefolia, prolifera, prophylla, prostrata, prostratoscaposa, pulchella, purpurascens, pycnoblasta, pygmaea, radicans, ramellosa, rechingeri, roseana, rosulata, rupicola, salina, sargentii, schizandra, schmutzii, scorpioides, serpens, sewelliae, × sidjamesii, silvicola, spatulata, spilos, squamosa, stelliflora, stolonifera, stricticaulis, subhirtella, subtilis, sulphurea, thysanosepala, trichocaulis, tubaestylis, verrucata, walyunga, whittakeri, yilgarnensis, zigzagia, zonaria

    Volume 3:

    Species Descriptions:

    -  Nepenthes
    -  Utricularia subgenus PolypompholyxU. section Polypompholyx
     Utricularia subgenus Polypompholyx section PleiochasiaU. subgenus Bivalvaria and U. subgenus Utricularia

    Biographies of the Botanists

    James Drummond & the Swan River Colony

    Appendix:

    -  New Species
    -  New Natural Hybrids
    -  New Combinations
    -  New Records for Australia
    -  New Statuses
    -  Species Recalled from Synonymy
    -  New Sections
    -  Application of names in Drosera section Arachnopus (Droseraceae)
    -  A Note about Orthographically Corrected Names
    -  Glossary
    -  Botanical Latin Abbreviations
    -  Botanical symbols
    -  Author Abbreviations
    -  Herbarium Abbreviations
    -  Pronunciation of Names

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