Chamaedorea palms: the species and their cultivation.
This book is a comprehensive guide to the genus Chamaedorea, with information on wild and cultivated species, and is aimed at both amateur and professional growers. The introductory chapter is followed by chapters on the history, distribution and ecology, and general morphology of the genus. The main body of the book then has a key to the subgenera, and species descriptions with many colour photographs arranged within subgenera. The final chapters cover hybrids, economic uses, conservation and cultivation. The book includes a glossary and appendices of author citations, selected specimens examined, the author's collections, geographical listings of species, a vegetative key to cultivated species and an index of species names.