Pitcher Plants of the Old World is the latest offering from Stewart McPherson, who in only a few short years has established himself as one of the leading popularizers and premier photographers of carnivorous plants. This two-volume set joins his other books on the North and South American species [Pitcher Plants of the Americas (2006)], the “sticky-leaved” carnivorous plants [Glistening Carnivores (2008), reviewed in Rhodora 110: 492–494 (2008)], the tepuis that are home to many endemic carnivorous plants [Lost Worlds of the Guiana Highlands (2008)], and an overview of the carnivorous plant genera [Carnivorous Plants of the World (forthcoming)]. Pitcher Plants of the Old World is based on the author's dedicated travel seeking out carnivorous plants throughout the world. The volumes cover the unrelated genera Nepenthes and Cephalotus. The unifying theme is that these genera occur on many “Old World” islands and continents—from New Caledonia...

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