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4.0 out of 5 stars Falls between two camps., 12 April 2005
This review is from: Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family: Plants If the Arum Family (Hardcover)
This update of Deni Browns existing work on Aroids is a book that it's easy to read and enjoy - full of enthusiasm and an obvious love of the subject - but not so easy to use, in any practical sense of the word.

There are lots of plants listed, (although by no means a comprehensive list of aroids) but relatively little information about their behaviour or needs in cultivation. The photographs are very fine, but are not numerous enough to create a coffee-table type book that one could browse through for the beauty of the plants alone.

To be fair "Aroids" is not designed as a growers guide, nor as a botanical monograph, but it's not really clear who else it could be aimed at either.

Personally I've not returned to the book since I read through it the first time.
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