Post by natchgreyes on May 22, 2015 10:20:25 GMT -5
Thanks for the comments, guys! Honestly, if it's only two errors across 228 pages and thousands of species, that's pretty good.
I did check back and, unfortunately, P. laxifolia was twice identified as P. laxiflora on the page featuring it. For some reason, this wasn't caught in proof-reading/editing. I will try to get that corrected for future printings.
Also, the caption on U. menziesii is mistaken. There are, of course, other tuberous Utricularia. The ones that come to mind are the tuberous variant of the U. dichotoma complex and several epiphytic Utricularia. What should have been said was that it is the only tuberous Utricularia that is commonly treated similarly to tuberous Drosera in cultivation. To my knowledge, no one allows their epiphytic Utrics to dry out completely, and I believe best practice for the tuberous form of the U. dichotoma complex is to keep it moist. (It can survive dry dormancy, but most growers - as far as I've heard - have indicated that leaving it moist is better). As with the P. lexifolia, I will try to get that corrected for future printings.
I noticed a few people wanted an index. I hadn't realized that that feature would be so popular. I actually elected not to do an index because that would increase the page count, thus increasing the price. However, if I were to do it again, I would include it as it seems to be a very popular request.
Ok, I finally read the whole book except for all the species' lists.
As mentioned above there were ~3 factual errors of a fairly minor nature. There were quite a few editorial/proofreading problems which effected less than 1% of the book. Many of these would have been missed unless you were focused on finding them. An index, even an on-line index would be nice.
My overall summary is the book is attractive, useful and interesting. IMHO, it is worth the money for all levels of CP'ers.
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