Aloes: The Definitive Guide

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Aloe vera is one of the most important cultivated medicinal plants and a key component of the floras of Africa, Arabia, and Madagascar. Here, for the first time since the 1960s, is a comprehensive account of all currently accepted aloe taxa in an easy-to-use and accessible format. Organized by habitat and size, entries for more than five hundred species each include descriptions, illustrations, and diagnostic features, accompanied by information on distribution, habitat, and relationship to other Aloe species. This volume is a must-have not only for succulent plant enthusiasts but for all who need a well-illustrated and comprehensive academic reference to the Aloe genus.

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S. Carter is an honorary research associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. J. J. Lavranos is a botanical field worker with more than fifty years of experience. L. E. Newton is a botanist at Kenyatta University in Kenya. C. C. Walker is a lecturer at the Open University and the editor of Bradleya, the yearbook of the British Cactus and Succulent Society.

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2012 winner (Choice Magazine: CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title)

"This is not a dust collector, though as a coffee-table book, it stands out with its many drawings and photos. It is best as a functional tool to discover the wonders of these old world succulents. . . . Aloes invites the reader to turn page after page in marvelous delight." (2012 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Choice)

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