Philcoxia - Possible new genus of CP May 9, 2010 18:55:53 GMT -5
Post by dvg on May 9, 2010 18:55:53 GMT -5
I just received an email from Stewart McPherson, stating that his new 1,400 page book 'Carnivorous Plants and Their Habitats' will include Philcoxia, a possible new genus of sticky-leaved carnivorous plant from South America.
This will be the first overview of Philcoxia ever. There will also be four new species of Nepenthes along with dozens of other species of CP documented, described and illustrated for the first time ever in the two volumes of his forthcoming book, just about to be sent to the publishers.
Always an exciting time in the CP world and hobby.
Here is a copy of the contents of the email:
Dear Valued Customers,
I have just returned from South America, having examined Philcoxia - the possible new genus of sticky-leaved carnivorous plants. Philcoxia is the last genus required to complete Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats, and this spectacular 1,400 page work will go to press shortly.
Research colleagues in Brazil are contributing an up-to-date overview of current understanding of Philcoxia which will be published, for the first time, in these exciting new books. Along with four spectacular new species of Nepenthes, and dozens of other carnivorous plants documented, described and illustrated for the first time.
Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 cover the wild ecology, diversity and natural history of all carnivorous plants in their natural habitats - to provide horticulturists with specific information to cultivate carnivorous plants with a greater level of success. The natural history of each genus is documented thoroughly, along with imagery of the most spectacular species of each group. Complete with over 600 beautiful and telling images, the work is uniquely detailed.
Both volumes can be preordered for just GBP £29.99 each at www.redfernnaturalhistory.com (GBP £5.00 cheaper than the retail price once published (total saving by preordering GBP £10.00)).
Volume One consists of the following chapters:
Tables Turned: A New Natural Order
Carnivorous Plants of the World
Evolution of Carnivorous Plants
Associated Life: Miniature Worlds
Volume Two consists of:
Sticky-Leaved Insect-Eating Plants
Corkscrew Plants: Genlisea
The future of Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats
Appendix (descriptions of four spectacular new Nepenthes species)
We appreciate your patience while this exhaustive work has taken longer than anticipated to complete. But we are very confident you will enjoy the completed result, once printed.
A further update will be sent shortly, once the work is at press
Redfern Natural History Productions Ltd.