ISBN 1 978 3 030 49401 8 Vol 1 ISBN 978 3 030 49398 1 Vol 2
Two hard cover books with a total of 984 pages.
Presenting a new account of Euphorbia in South Africa, the second largest genus of plants in the world.
South Africa enjoys a high diversity and 172 species occur here naturally.
Most of these are succulent, from small almost geophyte forms to huge trees 6 to 15 m in height.
The recent analysis of DNA data has led to new and unexpected results, a new classification has been developed and Euphorbia has been divided into four new subgenera/
Around 10 new species have been described and are presented in detail.
Volume 1 Deals with an introduction of the genus and with the subgenus Athymalus, by far the most diverse in southern Africa with 80 species.
Volume 2 Deals with the 3 other subgenera. Each chapter including a key to all the species with habitats line-drawings descriptions and other notes.
Several colour photographs are included for each species.
- By Bruyns P V
- Published 2022
- Two volumes in the set
Size: 28.5cm x 21cm x 2.5cm each
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