The following section contains
plants that have a "bloated" look. Plants that fall into this category
cover a wide range of genus', ranging from the Botterboom (Tylecodon
paniculatus) of the crassulaceae family to the Halfmens (Pachypodium
namaquanum) of the Apocynaceae family. My nickname for these plants
are swollen stems but they are also known as pachycauls and caudiciforms.
The obvious adaptation for long periods of dryness in these plants are the swollen stems. These stems store a great deal of water for long dry seasons, the leaves are usually succulent but caducous.
|Title: Caudiciform and Pachycaul Succulents : Pachycauls, Bottle-,Barrel-And Elephant-Trees and Their Kin a Collector's Miscellany by Gordon Rowley|
|Synopsis: A unique
treasure........one of a kind!!!!!!
I came accross this book completely by chance a few years ago, through an exotic plant dealer and was instantly smitten by the treasures hidden within. It is the ONLY book I have found dedicated to the unique group of plants that are the Caudaciformes and Pachycaul Succulents. It's informative and entertaining with exceptional photographs. Every time I open it I find something new. EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!
A work of art
|Hardcover (June 1987) Strawberry Pr; ISBN: 0912647035|