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Reviews of Guide to the Aloes of South Africa

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Author (1): Ben-Erik van Wyk
Author (2): Gideon F. Smith

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: December 1998
Published by: Briza Publications
List price: $119.95
ISBN Number: 1875093044



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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives


Positive aloemadness On Mar 26, 2009, aloemadness wrote:

I have found this book really useful, it has helped me identify many mystery aloes. Good pictures and descriptions, really easy to read. And is the only book on Aloes that seems to be easy to get a copy of. Wish it had all the Aloes in it!

Positive palmbob On Jun 9, 2004, palmbob wrote:

Great book- very thorough, practical and complete. Has at least one photo of every South African aloe species, and a thorough description of each, where they're found, their status (endangered or not) and a blurb about cultivation. If every genera was covered like this, there wouldn't be a need for so many books. It's nearly perfect. Only thing NOT perfect about it is it's out of print and now costs a fortune to buy!

On August 29th, 2008, palmbob added the following:

Just this year (2008) this book has been re-released with a new cover... figures. Cheaper now, too, thankfully.
On August 28th, 2011, palmbob added the following:

When I made the original comment \'and complete\' I was pretty new to aloes at the time... now I realize that this book is anything but complete with over a dozen missing species... but then new species are discovered all the time...

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