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The Genus Arisaema by Guy and Liliane Gusman

  • Subject: The Genus Arisaema by Guy and Liliane Gusman
  • From: Scott Hyndman <hyndman@aroid.org>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 20:05:58 -0500 (CDT)

Dear All,

The long awaited book The Genus Arisaema by Guy and Liliane Gusman is now
available.  Please see http://www.aroid.org/literature/gusman/ for further
information.  I have included the prepublication information below as well.
If the IAS can get at least 30 people to indicate that they will buy the
book, the Society will make it available to its members at a discount price
of US$65.00 including US surface mail shipping. International members can
purchase the book through the IAS for US$85.00 including surface mail
shipping, although you  may want to contact the distributor directly to see
if the Euro price plus shipping are competitive.

Please contact me privately off of Aroid_L at hyndman@aroid.org as soon as
possible if you are interested in buying this book.  We will try to have it
available in time for the Raleigh meeting at the end of July
(http://www.aroid.org/ias_summerevent/index.html) for those who attend and
purchase the book.

Best regards,  Scott

Scott E. Hyndman, IAS President
1460 Club Drive
Vero Beach, FL  32963

Home and fax:  (772) 234-2347
Office: (772) 462-5889
Cell: (772) 216-6534
E-mail: <hyndman@aroid.org>
Home page:  http://www.aroid.org/


GUSMAN, Guy and Liliane Gusman
The Genus of Arisaema. A Monograph for Botanists and Nature Lovers. 2002.
475 colored photographs. Ca 200 line -figs. Ca. 450 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
(ISBN 3-904144-91-X)  EURO $83.00

Today, Arisaema have become increasingly popular and highly prized for their
sculptural aspect and their intriguing inflorescences.  This genus'
fascination is also increased by a phenomenon, unique in Araceae: the change
of sex that these plants undergo many times during their lifetime.

The book covers all frost-resistant species, whose exotic look makes them
great woodland garden plants, and tropical species suited for the cool
greenhouse.  It provides descriptions of all species, keys for their
identifications, plus information on their growing conditions in the wild
and advice for their cultivation and propagation.

This book is the long-awaited result of ten years of interest in the genus
Arisaema. The authors travelled widely in connection with this work, which
is the product of observations in the wild, in-depth reviews of scientific
papers, analysis of many herbarium vouchers, and, finally, the experience
they acquired in growing these plants in a Belgium garden.

Since Engleršs classification in 1910, this monograph is the first attempt
to bring order to the confused state of knowledge about the genus in the
whole of its geographical range.  It includes descriptions, taxonomy, names
and synonyms, critical examinations of the nomenclature, geographic
distributions and habitats together with notes on cultivation, providing the
most up-to-date account of the genus Arisaema available today.  This volume
is simple to use with, in each section, comparative drawings of leaves and
inflorescences, as well as helpful identification tables.

Richly illustrated- many species have been photographed in their native
habitats by the authors-, this botanical treatment provides a comprehensive
and an individual addition to the libraries of botanists, Arisaema growers,
and nature lovers.

It includes approximately 150 species, 475 full-colored photographs with
close-up images, ca. 200 drawings, and 17 tables for keying the species.  A
glossary, and index of names, and an exhaustive bibliography are provided.

Contents (Main Headings)
Introduction/ Morphology / Arisaemas in Chemistry and Medicine / Arisaemas
in the Wild and in Cultivation /  Propagation/ Systematics / Taxonomic
Treatment/ Glossary / Bibliography / Index to Species Names

Published by Gantner Verlag, Ruggel / Liechtenstein

Distributed by

Koeltz Scientific Books, P.O. Box 1360,
D-61462 Konigstein / Germany
Fax (+49) 6174 937240/ Phone (+49) 6174 93720/
Email: koeltz@t-online.de Internet: http://www.koeltz.com




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