|Title||:||Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family: Plants If the Arum Family by Deni Bown (2004-08-15)|
|Number of Pages||:||498 Pages|
|File Size||:||692 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family: Plants If the Arum Family by Deni Bown (2004-08-15) Reviews
A great book for descriptions and background information on many unique and beautiful aroids. The information, photos and illustrations are first-rate. That said, the information on cultivation of aroids was rather light and generic (there isn't even any information on the difference between growing jewel alocasias vs. the larger tropical alocasias--this is important as you will rot and scorch your jewel alocaisias if you attempt to grow them like their larger, moisture and sun-loving relatives).
It seems like you are going to get a great book , covering all these different species of Aroids , but instead it is written more like a novel . I will have to find another book that covers this family of plants in a more encyclopedic manner . This is just a terrible book that I am stuck with . Be warned !
If your tastes are a little nonstandard, you will enjoy growing the plants described in this book. I am lucky enough to live in Chapel Hill, NC. Its benign climate is ideal for growing hordes of very cool, very weird plants. Great effort!
fantastic coverage of aroids
The information was excellent. The only improvement would be more pictures, especially in color. Get this book to study the Aroids.
great book met the author
This was much beyond a coffee table book. D.H.
I've long been a fan of the Orchidaceae, but I didn't know that the Aroids are possibly an even more advanced branch of the Monocotlydons. This book exposes some shocking facts. Some species routinely metabolize lipids to generate temperatures over 100 F around their inflorescence while surrounding temps are near freezing. Other species manufacture aromatic compounds rarely encountered outside of the ANIMAL kingdom. There are aroids we can eat, and others that smell so horrible they inspire nightmares. Some species' reproductive contrivances are almost too imaginative for the plant kingdom.