The Genus Arum

Author(s): Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Perennials - Specific

The genus Arum consists of 25 species of tuberous plants. Many "bulb" and alpine enthusiasts grow a couple of species of Arum, usually the showy A. creticum and A. dioscoridis; and the widespread A. maculatum is well known. There are, however, many species which are practically unknown except to a few enthusiasts, and it is one of the aims of this book to bring these attractive and interesting species to the attention of a wider audience. Building on recent cultivation, pollen, cytology and chemistry research, this reference work should increase understanding of this genus.


Product Information

History of the Genus; Morphology; Germination; Anatomy; Chemistry; Pollination; Ecology; Cultivation; Taxonomy; Incompletely known and doubtful species; Hybrids.

General Fields

  • : 9780112500858
  • : TSO
  • : Stationery Office Books
  • : 235mm X 155mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 584.64
  • : 176
  • : colour and b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
  • : Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • : Hardback