Carnivorous Plants of Britain and Ireland


This fully illustrated guide to the carnivorous plants of Britain and Ireland features over 200 images and documents all recognised native species and their hybrids, as well as the non-native species that have become naturalised to form self-sustaining populations on these shores.
An overview of each group of native carnivorous plant is provided, with line drawings and selected photographs to document their particular characteristics. Each species or hybrid therein is subsequently addressed within its own entry that includes a variety of illustrations of the plant, a detailed description, range map, habitat photos, and, where relevant, notes of interest about the plant within the context of Britain and Ireland. The history of carnivorous plants, a story that involves none other than Charles Darwin himself, as well as their evolution, is discussed in detail. Finally, some of the issues facing carnivorous plants on these shores is discussed, followed by a selection listing a broad selection of resources, including carnivorous plant nurseries and horticultural groups, that are bound to be of interest to those who wish to see these plants in the field, or cultivate them in their own homes.

The species documented are:

Drosera rotundifolia
Drosera anglica
Drosera intermedia

Drosera intermedia × D. rotundifolia
Drosera anglica × D. rotundifolia

Pinguicula vulgaris
Pinguicula grandiflora
Pinguicula lusitanica
Pinguicula alpina, now regionally extinct

Pinguicula × scullyi (P. vulgaris × P. grandiflora)

Utricularia vulgaris
Utricularia australis
Utricularia minor
Utricularia intermedia
Utricularia ochroleuca
Utricularia bremii
Utricularia stygia

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Paperback with plastic sleeve
200 pages
205 col images
216 x 152 mm

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