Mesembs of the World

Gideon Smith et. al.
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This neatly produced book is a great overview of the genera of mesembs. It includes the distribution and ecology, conservation, uses, cultivation, identification, and guide to the genera of mesembs. To facilitate easy identification, the genera are divided into groups exhibiting more or less similar external characters.The aim of this book is to provide a well-illustrated, easy-to-read overview of all the 123 mesembs genera that are currently recognised. Illustrations are provided for a representative selection of species. The book includes many colour photographs, frequently many for a single species. Usefully, the genera are in their original taxonomy prior to the lumping undertaken by Clak that has reduced much of the variation in morphology to a relatively few genera.