New Arisaema book

Chris Wilhoite chriswil at INDY.NET
Tue May 7 16:50:03 CEST 2002

Good Morning all;

I know many of you will be interested in this. It was in the Koeltz
Electronic Newsletter this morning.

Book ID: (081393)
GUSMAN, GUY AND LILIANE GUSMAN:  The Genus Arisaema. A Monograph for Botanists
and Nature Lovers. 2002. 475 colour photographs. Approx. 200 line -drawings. 17
tabs. Approx. 450 p. gr8vo. Hardcover. (ISBN 3-904144-91-X)
PRICE: 83.00 EURO/US $83.00

Due July / August 2002. Orders will be recorded.- Contents (main headings):
Introduction/ Morphology (Main parts, roots, stem and phyllotaxis, shoot and
leaf, inflorescence and sex, fruiting, spike and seed, germination)/ Arisaemas
in Chemistry and Medicine/ Arisaemas in the Wild and in Cultivation
(Distribution, growing conditions in the open, hardiness and winter protection,
feeding, pests and diseases, flowering period in the garden)/ Propagation
(Vegetative multiplication, seed production in the garden, sowing)/ Systematics
( History of the genus, recent methods of investigation, diagnosis of
the genus,
key to sections and subsections, clades uesed to keying species)/ Taxonomic
Treatment (Species by sections, doubtful or incompletely known species,
hybrids)/ Glossary / Index to Species Names. - Arisaemas have become
popular and highly praised for their sculptural aspect and their intriguing
inflorescences. The genus' fascination is also increased by a phenomenon unique
in Araceae: the change of sex that these plants undergo many times during their
lifetime. This 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
identification, plus information on their growing conditions in the wild and
advice for their cultivation and propagation.

I think this book has been in the works for some time.

Chris Wilhoite
1325 Fairbanks Drive
Carmel, IN 46033-2333

More information about the Arisaema-L mailing list