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Cacti

View larger image of 'Threatened Cacti of Mexico'Anderson Montes & Taylor -  Threatened Cacti of Mexico
Looks at 52 species thought to be threatened giving a review based on field study. Well illustrated with colour photos. 136 pages 1994 10 x 7 ¼
 
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Backeberg -  Die Cactaceae
The classic monumental work first published 1958 – 62 in 6 volumes, with over 4000 pages and 3500 mainly monochrome illustrations. German language. 9 ½ x 7
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Original edition of volume 2 Cereoideae (Hylocereeae - Cereeae (Austorcereinae)), Its quite worn and the spine has split slightly but appears to be holding OK. No dust jacket., Second hand book – please see important information
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Comments: Reprint edition, Spines very faded but little other fault with them still with original cardboard slip case, Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Original edition, Fairly worn - about average for it age. No dust jackets., Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Volume 5 only reprint edition. Cereoideae - Echinocactus through t Mamillaria via many of the more popular Genera, With slip case, New
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Barthlott -  Cacti
Whilst it covers the usual range of topics for such a book, such as cultivation and species to grow, this book is unusual for other topics it goes into, such as their uses, the photomicrographs of seeds, pollen and spines, and the inclusion of more epiphytic cacti than most other books. 249 pages including 84 pages of colour photos. 1979 8 ¼ x 5 ½
 
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View larger image of 'Seed-diversity in the Cactaceae subfamily Cactoideae'Barthlott & Hunt -  Seed-diversity in the Cactaceae subfamily Cactoideae
Largely based on research from the 1970s, this book has 86 pages of SEM pictures, 4 species per page with an overall picture and close-up of each, to illustrate the variation within the seeds of these plants. These are supported by an introductory section, descriptions of each specie’s seeds, and a survey of other literature relating to the subject. 2000 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ 173 pages
 
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Britton & Rose -  The Cactaceae
The Dover reprint of the 1937 second edition, the four volumes combined in to two books, of this classic with 137 plates and 1142 text-figs etc. 11 x 8 1054 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Buxbaum -  Morphology of Cacti
Published in three parts in the early 50’s, and goes into great detail on the subject, with many fine drawings. 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 223 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Just the first part on roots and stems, Two previous woners names on front cover, and slight bump to corner otherwise very good, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Copiapoa'Charles -  Copiapoa
A well illustrated account with colour photos from an enthusiastic specialist on the subject. 80 pages 1998 9 ½ x 6 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight imperfection to back of cover, New
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Craig -  The Mammillaria Handbook
Classic book on the subject still with useful information today Originally published 1945 with many B&W photos. 390 pages 10 x 6 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1963 Micro Methods reprint, Dust jacket in clear plastic cover quite neatly applied so in much beter condition than usual, Second hand book – please see important information
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Cullmann & Gotz & Groner -  The Encyclopedia of Cacti
An introductory book which doesn’t pitch itself at a low level. About one third is introduction to growing the plants, and the rest an A-Z of Cacti to grow with good colour illustrations. 340 pages 1984 10 ¾ x 8 ½
 
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Comments: , A poor copy with dust jacket very worn and text block well used, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Echinocactus'Donati & Zanovello -  Echinocactus
Following on quickly from their Epithelantha book, this one looks at plants towards the opposite end of the size scale! It starts with the history of the plants, geographical distribution, ethnobotany and uses (anyone for Echinocactus “Marmalade”?) before going on to the species including “Homolocephala”. There are descriptions, distribution with map, ecology and cultivation, and each is preceded with a narrative of the author’s experiences when seeing the plants in habitat. Final sections look at general cultivation considerations, pests, propagation and bibliography. Well illustrated with many colour photos mainly in habitat, many large format. Translated from the Italian edition. 2011 9 ½ x 6 ½ 86 pages.
 
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View larger image of 'Knowing, understanding, growing Turbinicarpus - Rapicactus'Donati & Zanovello -  Knowing, understanding, growing Turbinicarpus - Rapicactus
An attractively produced book on these popular plants, translated from the Italian, which presents the Authors’ view of the classification of these plants (including those previously in Gymnocactus), with many recently discovered forms and illustrated with over 360 colour photos, mainly of the plants in habitat. 12 x 8 ½ 2005 254 pages
 
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Fearn & Percy -  Choice Mammillarias
The first author is the owner of Abbey Brook Nurseries in the UK, one of the UK’s longest running Cactus etc nurseries, and the second author worked with him. An A-Z of the most popular and attractive species at that time, with descriptions and other information along with a black and white photo. 1986 second edition (originally 1979) with the number of species increased from 50 to 60. 88 pages 7 ¼ x 4 ¾
 
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View larger image of 'Further Studies in the Opuntioideae - Succulent Plant Research 8'Hunt ed -  Further Studies in the Opuntioideae - Succulent Plant Research 8
This second SPR volume on the Opuntioideae has plenty to interest those who like the in fashion types, from Ritz & Hunt on Andean Opuntioideae, Lowry on Mapping the Andean Opuntioideae, and KattermannIllustrations and observations on the Chilean Opuntioideae. Other articles are Phylogenetic relationships and morphological evolution in Opuntia s. st. Cytogenetic characterization of southern South American species of Opuntia, A revision of Opuntia series Armatae, and checklists of Opuntioideae. Illustrated with a good number of colour photos. 2014 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ 234 pages
 
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Comments: , Ex sales event stock with wear to its cover especially corners, New
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Hunt, David -  A New Review of Mammillaria Names
1987 Reprinted in consolidated form from volumes 1 – 5 of Bradleya. 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 128 pages
 
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Johnson, Matthew -  Cacti, other Succulents, and Unusual Xerophytes of Southern Arizona
A compact non-technical pocket guide to around 80 plants, one per page with description and 1 – 3 photos, plus a brief guide to the area. 2004 8 x 4 96 pages
 
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View larger image of '100 Cactus Argentinos: Spanish language'Kiesling & Demaio -  100 Cactus Argentinos: Spanish language
And updated and expanded edition of the book first published in 2005 – this time Roberto Kiesling has teamed up with Pablo Demaio. The first few pages cover what is a cactus and other basic information, and a few at the end are on cultivation. But the vast majority of the book is details about the plants. 29 species get a full page colour photo with text and supplementary colour photos on the opposite one, whereas the rest get just a single whole page with text and colour photos. The vast majority of the photos are of plants obviously in habitat with some equally obviously in cultivation, and some indeterminate! Spanish 2018 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 160 pages
 
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Knebel -  Phyllocactus. Compiled by Werner Engelhardt. Edited by Gertrude W. Beahm
Biography of Curt Knebel (first published 1949) and a brief history of his nursery. Checklist of his hybrid epiphylls, and notes on cultivation1 photo, 1 graphic. 2003 Reprint 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ 63 pages
 
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Knebel -  Phyllokakteen. Ein Buch von Züchtung und Pflege schöner Blumen. Bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Werner Engelhardt
German edition of Phyllocactus (1949), first published in 1951. 16 photos, 1 photo portrait German 2003 Reprint 8 ¼ x 6 Epric photocopy reprint spiralbound with poor photos. 90 pages
 
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Kulhanek & Odehnal -  Variability of Gymnocalycium spegazzini Kaktusy Special 3 2006 (German language text)
A well illustrated booklet which shows the variation to be found in habitat with many colour photos. German Language 9 x 6 36 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Taxonomy of the Cactaceae - English Edition'Lode, Joel -  Taxonomy of the Cactaceae - English Edition
The classification of the Cacti has always been controversial, and this latest attempt will no doubt cause a lot of discussion! The author has taken what DNA studies have been made to date and tried to present them in an understandable fashion and then gives his current assessment – which he accepts will change with further refinement of the techniques and the understanding they give. Whilst this is inevitably somewhat technical there is plenty to interest those less concerned with these details. The first volume starts with an introduction as to how plants are named, the recent history of cactus taxonomy, plant relationships and convergence. There then follows a more detailed look at how classification is approached along with all its challenges, how cacti originated, pollination and dispersal and evolution. Whilst inevitably it is technical, it is presented in a way which people interested in the subject will be able to absorb. And it isn’t lengthy – this is just the first 40 pages. The accepted genera are divided across the two volumes, and for each accepted genus starts with the meaning of the name, altitude and description followed by his comments on the classification. Then the species he accepts, habitat, distribution. There are some colour photos in with this text, but the majority of the colour photos – a mix of habitat and cultivation - are in a separate section at the end of the appropriate volume forming about half of the book. The book is attractively presented and a pleasure to browse, and you don’t have to be obsessed with the plants classification to get a lot of out the book – but there is no cultivation advice other than the habitat and altitude data. English edition 12 x 8 ½ Volume 1 667 pages, volume 2 719 pages plus separate index of 44 pages
 
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Lutz -  Feldliste Eberhard Lutz 1986 bis 1999. Sonderheft 1999 des A.f.M.
Lutz field numbers 1-673 for USA native cacti. 2 photos German 1999 8 ¼ x 6 55 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Japanese Hybrid Astrophytum'Pavlica & Saeki -  Japanese Hybrid Astrophytum
This is a book like no other! It is a visual celebration of the fantastic variation that has been bred in to Astrophytums – body form, variegation, flowers - primarily in Japan but more recently in the Czech Republic. And in addition it covers the people involved in it, techniques for hybridisation and propagation especially to accelerate their growth. 1603 colour illustrations 314 pages English 12 x 8 ½
 
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Pilbeam -  Cacti for the Connoisseur
This book, from this popular prolific author on cacti and succulents, homes in on the more desirable species which a specialist collector might wish to concentrate on. 167 pages plus 32 pages of colour photos. 1987 10 x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Wear and curling to edge of dust jacket, and very small tear to front bottom right of it and a bit of general wear, Second hand book – please see important information
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Pilbeam -  Mammillaria
The final (?) word from this author, at least surely in book form! As usual, authoritatively and entertainingly written and well illustrate by Bill Weightman. 376 pages 1999 Cactus File Handbook 10 ½ x 7 ½
 
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View larger image of 'Rebutia'Pilbeam -  Rebutia
A well illustrated account with colour photos from an enthusiastic specialist on the subject. 160 pages 1997 9 ½ x 6 ½
 
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Comments: Slight fading to spine during storage, New
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View larger image of 'Echinocereus'Pilbeam, John -  Echinocereus
This well known and respected author does it again, and produces a book for the grower of these popular and attractive plants. Their distribution is covered in some detail with 8 pages of full page maps which shows which states of the USA and Mexico each taxon is found in. Cultivation and classification are covered before going on to consider each taxon, which are based on the New Cactus Lexicon with some more recent additions which the author thinks have merit. Concise descriptions (as the author believes there has been a lot of detail published elsewhere) are given for each along with comments, with colour photos, many in quite large format. 2011 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 176 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Mammillaria: Now & Again'Pilbeam, John -  Mammillaria: Now & Again
This book is a follow up to his classic 1999 book, but in a much more informal manner. It gives the author’s views on the new taxa since then and the ever changing opinions based on DNA, field and other studies, plus his own experiences and views – which he is never short of! Illustrated with many colour photos both in habitat and cultivation. 2017 11 x 8 ½ 242 pages
 
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Preston-Mafham -  Cacti - The Illustrated Dictionary
Packed with good quality colour photos, 6 to a page, covering the "Globular" species. 224 pages 1991 10 ¾ x 8 ¾
 
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Reppenhagen -  Feldliste Werner Reppenhagen 1959 bis 1989. Sonderheft 1997 des A. f. M.
A second, revised and updated edition of the complete field number list of Reppenhagen, the wellknown specialist in Mammillaria. 1 photo portrait German 1997 8 ¼ x 6 148 pages
 
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Robyns -  Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi: Spermatophyta: Cactaceae
Includes only the one species, Rhipsalis baccifera. 1 graphic Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Brussels French 2003 (first publ 1967). 9 ¾ x 6 ½ 6 pages
 
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Sadovsky_Schutz -  Die Gattung Astrophytum
It is surprising how little has been published on these attractive and popular plants – especially in English! A thorough look at the genus as known at the time, including hybrids. Photos mainly black and white with 16 in good colour. German 1979 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 247 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Copiapoa 2006'Schulz, Rudolf -  Copiapoa 2006
This is a new book (not an “Update” to his first book published in 1996 and much information in the first book is not repeated) and it does stand on its own. It is based on the 240 days over 7 trips the author has spent in their habitat since the first book was published, and describes all species by reference to their distribution over six habitat areas. Their total environment is considered, and there is also a section of some of the other plants they grow with. The plants are shown as they really are, not just “show specimens”, and there is a fascinating section with some comparative photographs of specific plants showing the changes over the years. The nomenclature followed is geared towards the needs of collectors and growers, to allow identification of differing forms of interest to the grower, and is cross referenced to the names in the New Cactus Lexicon. Cultivation is only covered by a section of pictures from the collections of some noted growers. Very well illustrated with numerous good colour photos. 2006 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 240 pages.
 
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View larger image of 'Mediolobivia - Kaktusy Special German Language'Šeda & Sedlák -  Mediolobivia - Kaktusy Special German Language
A colourful special on the plants in this group within the Rebutias – depending on whichever classification you may accept! Descriptions plus many colour photos German Language. 2011 9 x 6 36 pages.
 
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View larger image of 'Thelocactus rinconensis and its relatives - Kaktusy special 2008 number 2 English Translation'Sedivy/Pavlicek/Snicer -  Thelocactus rinconensis and its relatives - Kaktusy special 2008 number 2 English Translation
Looks at the variability of a range of closely related forms which are grouped as subspecies under rinconensis in a non technical manner, well illustrated with many plants in habitat. English Language 9 x 6 36 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Yellow Flowering Sulcorebutia - Kaktusy Special German Language'Slaba -  Yellow Flowering Sulcorebutia - Kaktusy Special German Language
The title is a bit of a tease as you will also see photos of other coloured flowers, but it concentrates on the predominantly yellow species. Descriptions and plenty of colour photos. German Language. 2012 9 x 6 36 pages.
 
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View larger image of 'The Complete Encyclopedia of Cacti'Subik & Kunte -  The Complete Encyclopedia of Cacti
This book is divided into sections by country, with only brief sections on cultivation and cultivars. All the illustrations - typically 2 or 3 per page, but some full page - are in colour, and many are of plants in habitat. Descriptions, cultivation and other information are given for each plant. Although there are a few typographical errors, this is none the less a very interesting book, and great value for money. 288 pages 2003 9 ½ x 6 ¾
 
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View larger image of 'Epiphyllum volume 2'Supplie -  Epiphyllum volume 2
A second selection of 550 colour photos arranged A-Z and includes the parentage of 45 new hybrids. 2007 8 ½ x 6 80 pages
 
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