South Africa has been divided into 16 geographical regions, each with its own succulent gems highlighted and illustrated. Aside from proffering a wealth of information on the plants themselves, this book offers the reader useful advice on places to visit and which routes to follow throughout each region, in order to fully appreciate each area's succulent diversity. The 20 hand-painted plates and the photographs beautifully illustrate this complex and interesting ecological grouping of plants, and the regions in which they grow.
This first field guide to aloes of southern Africa provides fascinating insight into the aloes of the region. Full-colour photographs, distribution maps and easy-to-read text will help the budding naturalist to identify the more common aloes found in southern African gardens and landscapes, discover where they occur, and learn about their unique features.
This beginner's field guide introduces readers to some of the aloe species indigenous to (or naturalized in) southern Africa. Popular "architectural plants," aloes are widely used in gardens across the country and there is growing interest in their medicinal and commercial uses. In an introductory chapter, the author touches on aloe identification, their conservation status, growing, and gardening with aloes, and cosmetic and medicinal uses. Fifty species are described, each containing detailed information on plant characteristics, flower color, distribution, and notes on planting.
People's Plants is a photographic guide to the useful plants of Southern Africa. Traditional and contemporary uses of more than 650 plants are described and illustrated in 20 chapters, each dealing with a specific category of plant use. More than 530 photographs.
Aloes are stately succulent plants that capture the allure of the African savanna. Aloes in Southern Africa explores the character and biology of African aloes, their habits, characteristic features and distribution in nature. It details 58 aloe and related species, cultivation and propagation, gardening styles and plants that flourish in different regions, plus medicinal, cosmetic and culinary uses. Whether you are starting a garden, redeveloping one or simply looking to expand your knowledge of these fascinating succulents, Aloes in Southern Africa will prove an invaluable guide.