Grass Aloes in the South African Veld - Hardcover
Are you looking for an easy-to-use, beautifully illustrated book on aloes? Get Grass Aloes in the South African Veld by Charles Craib.
Authors: Charles Craib, Condy & Murray Ralfe (artists)
ISBN (ENG): 978-1-919766-41-3
Extent: 156 pages
Format: 320 x 230 mm
Hard over, laminated French fold dust cover, in a cloth-covered slipcase. With 42 paintings in full colour, 17 pencil drawings, 28 distribution maps.
About the book:
Grass Aloes in the South African Veld by Charles Craib and illustrators Gillian Condy & Murray Ralfe covers the appealing group of deciduous aloes with 156 pages filled with 42 paintings in full colour, 17 pencil drawings, 28 distribution maps.
As the name implies, they grow mainly in grasslands subjected to winter fires. Their leaves and colours resemble their habitat, making them difficult to find when not in flower. These largely miniature aloes have very attractive flowers, making them desirable, if difficult, plants to cultivate.
Their growing pattern is closely related to the winter fire cycles of the veld, some species responding directly to burning and producing leaves, flowers and later seed after such events.