Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar. By P. V. Bruyns

@article{Balistrieri2007StapeliadsOS,
  title={Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar. By P. V. Bruyns},
  author={Carlo A. Balistrieri},
  journal={Brittonia},
  year={2007},
  volume={59},
  pages={298-299}
}
Like a femme fatale, Peter V. Bruyns' "Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar" is stunningly beautiful and seductive. This is what every monograph should be: rich with information, loaded with wondrous photography and illustration. And yet, it is the first effort in 70 years to take a renewed look at this fascinating group of plants. Is this why she's so attractive? Has it been so long that aficionados are willing to risk her dark secrets to make her the one? Does "Stapeliads" become the… CONTINUE READING

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