Fred Kattermann, Eriosyce (Cactaceae). The genus revised and amplified, Ed. Royal Botanic Gardens, 1994

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The work on Eriosyce is a notable example of what can be done by a dedicated hobbyist with the support of professional botanists…

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Edizione David Hunt / Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond, London [UK], 1994 Illustrazioni Fotografie e disegni in B/N e a colori
N. Volumi 1 N. Pagine 176
Dimensioni 18,4 x 24,8 x 1,2 cm. Peso 0,54 kg.
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F

red Kattermann (an electrical engineer by profession) has made a special study of the cacti of Chile over many years, and has paid particular attention to the Neoporteria group. He has visited virtually all the known habitats and compared the plants in the field and under greenhouse conditions, carefully documenting as many of them as possible with colour photographs, drawings and herbarium specimens, and with SEM photographs of the seeds.

He has looked for reliable distinguishing features at generic and specific level in the plant bodies, roots, spines, flowers, fruits and seeds, and his data have been subjected to modern methods of cladistic analysis. It is his inescapable conclusion that all belong to one genus only and that Eriosyce, the earliest of the group to be named, cannot be left out of consideration.

In a recent ballot, his proposal to amplify Eriosyce to include Neoporteria etc won the support of the Cactaceae Section of the International Organization for Succulent Plant Study (IOS).

 

Fred Kattermann‘s studies also suggest that the group as a whole comes down to 38 ‘good’ species. Each of these is fully described and illustrated in this work, and differentiated by means of an identification key. They include an interesting new species, formally described in an Appendix to the work by Jonas Lüthy (University of Bern). Further Appendices detail the results of the cladistic analysis by Dr Robert S. Wallace (Iowa State University) and the documentation of all plant names used, along with more than 500 synonyms.

The work is a notable example of what can be done by a dedicated hobbyist with the support of professional botanists. It is comprehensively illustrated with colour photographs, SEM plates, line-drawings and maps.

 

Contents:

  • Eriosyce (Cactaceae): The genus revised and amplified, by Fred Kattermann
    • Introduction
    • Previous study
    • Historical landmarks
    • Scope of present study
    • General conclusions
    • Outlline of proposed classification
    • Characters used in classification
    • Reproductive system
    • Allied genera
    • Uses and economic importance
    • Threats to the survival of Eriosyce species
    • Cultivation
    • Selected bibliography
    • Systematic treatment
  • APPENDICES
    • Validation of new names
    • Eriosyce laui J. Lüthy sp. nov., by Jonas M. Lüthy
    • Phylogenetic analysis of Eriosyce, by Robert S. Wallace
    • Documentation of accepted names and synonyms, by David Hunt, Nigel Taylor & Daniela Zappi
  • Alphabetical list of synonyms
  • Index of accepted taxa
  • Index of illustrations
Note bibliografiche

Prima Edizione del 1994, a copertina morbida titolata al piatto e al dorso; stampata su carta semi-lucida di buona qualità; ricca di disegni e fotografie in B/N e a colori; testo in lingua inglese.

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Dimensioni 18,4 × 24,8 × 1,2 cm
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