The current quantity overlaying the Crassulaceae marks the final touch of the profitable instruction manual sequence that provides an entire insurance of the so-called "other" succulents, i.e. of all taxa of suc culent vegetation except for the Cactaceae. it really is with satisfaction that this quantity is now positioned earlier than the general public. including its predecessors, it's the fruit of a really foreign venture. not just does the current quantity represent the 1st entire synopsis of the big and horticulturally very important kin Crassulaceae released because the therapy by means of Berger (1930), however the instruction manual sequence as a complete is a landmark in succulent plant literature. The heritage of the venture that at last ended in the ebook of the current instruction manual sequence used to be defined within the Preface to the Monocotyledons quantity, released in the summertime of 2001. a brief precis of its historical past will accordingly suffice. Handbooks dedicated to succulent crops (including cacti) have a long-standing culture. First remedies masking the family members Cactaceae have been already released within the nineteenth century, however the first guide facing the so-called "other succulents", authored via Hermann Jacobsen, used to be basically released in 1954 - 1955, then known as "Handbuch der sukkulenten Pflanzen". A revised and en larged English version was once released in 1959 and used to be time and again reprinted for this reason.
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