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12/04/2024

Other Succulents

Augusts ed, Harry -  Succulent Liliaceae League of America and the Haworthia Review 1946-1948
A retypeset reprint of the Haworthia Review, originally edited by Jay Dodson, but now very rare. An introduction and index have been added by Harry Augusts. 22 B&W photos, 1998 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 98 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Bayer, Bruce -  The New Haworthia Handbook
His second book on the subject, presenting must information in a very readable and well presented fashion. 1982 9 ½ x 6 ½ 124 pages plus 20 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Softback
Comments: , In extremely good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Boele, Kroesen & Noltee -  Checklist of Brachystelma, Ceropegia, Riocreuxia and the Stapleiae
1987 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 185 pages
 
Cover: Softback
Comments: Both the original checklist plus supplement 1990 38 pages, Front cover slightly marked, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Haworthia, Haworthiopsis and Tulista:  A guide for collectors and growers'Breuer & Marks -  Haworthia, Haworthiopsis and Tulista: A guide for collectors and growers
This is a book for the very enthusiastic Haworthia grower. The authors are noted growers of these plants, and have used their experience of growing them in cultivation to present their view on the grouping of the plants based on Breuer’s previous publications using their morphological characteristics, distribution, and habitat ecology – no DNA analysis here! They use the concept of a cluster with a lower grouping of aggregate to bring together the plants they believe are closely related. The names of the species for each are listed and known localities plotted on a map along with their main features. The aim is to help growers identify the plants they have, and those they would like to acquire with a name they hope will be helpful. Each name is illustrated with quite a lot of plants in cultivation with habitat identification and try to show the variation from different locations aided by a distribution map. Brief introductory sections cover the plants history and cultivation. 2023 301 pages laminated illustrated hardback 12 x 8 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Just a few copies available, , New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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View larger image of 'The Gardener's Guide to Cactus'Calhoun, Scott -  The Gardener's Guide to Cactus
An introductory book covering 100 of the most attractive species with an emphasis on their use in landscaping and large pot cultivation. Aimed at the popular market, you have to like the common names under which the plants are listed – my favourite is “Lemon Pledge-Scented Pincushion” (for Mam baumii). Nevertheless there is much of interest in this book which starts with the usual introductory sections before going on to the plants organised by plant form and the information includes culinary uses! The colour photos include both plants in cultivation – in pots as well as bedded out - and habitat and there are some impressive clumps and attractive examples so well worth the inexpensive cost. 2012 9 x 8 227 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight wear to its cover especially corners (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Carruthers & Ginns -  Echeverias
Concentrates on this attractive genus of leaf succulents, with information on habitat and cultivation as well as the species and cultivars. 100 pages plus 24 pages of colour photos. 1973 9 ¾ x 6
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Some fading to spine otherwise in remarkable condition for its age, Second hand book – please see important information
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Craib -  Hystrix - The natural habitat and cultivation of some southern African succulent Pelargoniums Part 1
Observations on the ecology of South African Geraniaceae, and hints on their cultivation. Also includes hints on seed raising. 1992 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 27 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
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Dyer -  Ceropegia, Brachystelma and Riocreuxia in Southern Africa
A very well researched and detailed account of these plants well illustrated with many B&W photos and 21 colour plates – mainly beautiful colour paintings. 1983 10 x 7 242 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very small tear to top of the inner edge of the front of the dust jacket otherwise very good, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Eggli, Urs -  A Monographic study of the genus Rosularia
Fine scholarly work dealing with a neglected genus, for both growers and botanists. 37 photos in 5 colour plates, 61 text-figs 1988 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 119 pages
 
Cover: Softback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
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Evans, Ronald -  Handbook of Cultivated Sedums
The detailed description of many species, with sketches, along with cultivation, habitat and botanical information make this a remarkable study. 1983 7 x 10 345 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: No dust wrapper (as published?) Loss of surface to cover where price label removed, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'Succulents of Southern Africa'Fransden, Robin -  Succulents of Southern Africa
The author has set out to produce the most comprehensive guide to these plants yet produced, and whilst it doesn’t cover every known specie it includes a tremendous number of them. After a brief introduction to the area and plants, there are also brief biographies of the main personalities who discovered and made the plants better known. The vast majority of the book covers the plants by family with concise descriptions on one page and colour photos, which have come from a number of sources, on the opposite page to the text. A glossary and selected bibliography are also included. It is a substantial book and has certainly achieved its aim. 2017 10 ½ x 8 ½ 504 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)55.00
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Graham -  Growing Succulent Plants including Cacti
Covers cultivation, with a large part of the book detailing species to grow, with particular emphasis on the "other" succulents. 200 pages including 8 pages of colour photos and a number of line sketches. 1987 9 ½ x 6 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Ex library book with just small number labels on front of cover and spine. In proper plastic cover. In very good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
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Jacobsen -  Lexicon of Succulent Plants
Although less comprehensive than the 3 volume handbook, it is more recent and includes some extra species. An affordable and manageable reference to the other succulents which is still useful. 664 pages 1974 9 ½ x 7
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: No dust jacket and slight dicolouring of the cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'The Complete Encyclopedia of Succulents'Jezek & Kunte -  The Complete Encyclopedia of Succulents
Arranged by family, this books covers a wide range of succulent plants, both those which are familiar as well as many of the more unusual and desirable species, and includes Bromeliads. Each specie is briefly described with cultivation information, and illustrated with a colour photo, a number of which are habitat photos - some are quite impressive. 2005 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 303 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Succulent Plants of Socotra Field Guide 3rd edition'Lode, Joel -  Succulent Plants of Socotra Field Guide 3rd edition
A significantly expanded and updated version of the 2010 original colour photo album of the wonderful plants to be found on the Island, with just the plant names along with a map of the island with areas of interest highlighted. 2023 9 x 6 ¼ 88 pages
 
Cover: Softback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to the Succulent Euphorbias of Southern Africa'Moller & Becker -  Field Guide to the Succulent Euphorbias of Southern Africa
Starting with brief sections on what is a Euphorbia, their evolution, taxonomy, conservation, cultivation and uses the major part of the book is details of the plants. Divided in to 18 groups explained in the introduction each species is given a page for the description, habitat etc, distribution map and photos showing the whole plant and close ups of flowers and fruit and in some cases stem detail. Taxonomy table, glossary, bibliography and index complete the book. 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ 320 pages 2019
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Nel -  Gibbaeum Handbook
Brief introduction and distribution comments are followed by a key and very detailed descriptions and commentary. 7 attractive colour paintings plus 50 black and photos and sketches. After all this time this is still the only book on these charismatic plants. 1953 10 x 7 ½ 117 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Dust jacket has some small tears and a small area of loss and is in a good plastic cover to preserve is as best possible - at least it hast a dust wrapper! Body of book has brown(foxing) marks to the extreme edge of pages. A slightly rough copy - but how often do you find one which isn't?!, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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Newton, Len -  Peter Bally and his succulent plant legacy
A biography, bibliography, and celebration of Peter Bally (1895-1980). 6 text-figs (incl. 3 portraits) 1999 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 30 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slightly worn, New
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Payne, Helen -  Plant jewels of the High Country: "Sempervivums and Sedums"
A personal account of how the author came to grow the plants and develop her nursery supplying Sempervivums and Sedums, it then goes on for the majority of the book to describe a variety of species and cultivars then available. Quite a few colour photos of widely varying quality. 1972 10 x 7 ¼ 145 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Fading to the spine and some other areas of the dust jacket which is in a good plastic cover., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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View larger image of 'Haworthia and Astroloba - a collector's guide'Pilbeam -  Haworthia and Astroloba - a collector's guide
Written in an easy to read style, this book covers these popular small growing succulents, with cultivation etc information as well as descriptions of the species and mono photos of many forms not illustrated in colour. 167 pages plus 8 pages of colour photos. 1983 10 x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Signed by author, Slight fading to spine of dust jacket but otherwise in better condition than usual, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'Jatropha'Pritchard ed Lawant -  Jatropha
A useful book on a poorly known Genus, it is based on the draft started by Albert Pritchard who had seen plants in habitat and cultivated as wide a range of species as was possible. With Albert’s death Pjotr Lawant completed it and brought it up to date in the same style that Albert had used. 71 more or less succulent species are covered, along with cultivation, glossary, literature, list of all species and synonyms with a good number of colour photos, historic botanic illustrations and sketches. 2017 11 ½ x 8 ¼ 100 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Reynolds, G W -  The Aloes of Tropical Africa and Madagascar
197 species are described, each illustrated in B&W photos, along with 106 colour photos. Still a classic on these plants after more than 40 years. 1966 10 ¾ x 7 ¾ 537 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Some loss to the front of the dust jacket where a price label has been removed but otherwise very good for its age, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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View larger image of 'Didiereaceae - Rowley, Gordon -  Didiereaceae - "Cacti of the Old World"
An attractively produced account of the Cactus like plants, well illustrated with colour photos, and full of fascinating information as you would expect from this author. 1992 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 36 pages
 
Cover: Softback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Caudiciform & Pachycaul Succulents'Rowley, Gordon -  Caudiciform & Pachycaul Succulents
This is the book that helped recruit more people to the swelling ranks of those growing these remarkable plants – the beautiful and the ugly! As ever Gordon covers ground not often covered by others in his easy style, and looks at the various types of caudiciforms and lavishly illustrates many in this large format book. 1988 10 x 10 282 pages Please note that Strawberry Press books are quite heavy and vulnerable to their corners being bumped in transit. I’m afraid that I cannot guarantee that there is no minor bumping on the copies I supply, but for those books with more serious damage I have reduced the price accordingly.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Pages are quite wavy, Second hand book – please see important information
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Rowley, Gordon -  The Adenium and Pachypodium Handbook
Although published a long time ago, the information in this booklet is still useful as so little else has been published since (the subsequent very scarce cactus File Handbook was based on the same text but with colour photos.) The species and forms then recognised are describes along with cultivation information, and black and white photos. 1983 7 ¼ x 5 95 pages
 
Cover: Softback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Succulents - The Illustrated Dictionary'Sajeva & Costanzo -  Succulents - The Illustrated Dictionary
Whilst Novemberbe not quite so polished as the Preston-Mafham volume on cacti, with its 1200 colour photos it is a very useful book none the less for its illustrations of many of the “other” succulents at an affordable price. 239 pages 1995 Cassell 10 ¾ x 8 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Echeveria Cultivars'Schulz & Kapitany -  Echeveria Cultivars
This is the book that will get you looking under the bench, the back of the staging and the office window for those plants you use to grow and haven’t worried about too much in recent years! It takes more than 150 of the best cultivars and illustrates them attractively giving concise cultivation and propagation information for each, as well as the expected introductory sections. An enthusiastic book! 2005 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 208 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Schwantes -  Cultivation of the Mesembryanthemaceae
An early classic with useful information, illustrated with 65 black and white photos. 1954 8 ¾ x 5 ¾ 88 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , No dust jacket and body reasonable for its age, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa'Smith & Crouch -  Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa
A useful compact introduction to 240 of the more common succulent plants of the area, typically 2 species to a page, with description, one or more colour photos and distribution map. 2009 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 136 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Aloes in Southern Africa'Smith & van Wyk -  Aloes in Southern Africa
The first part of the book looks at what is an Aloe, its near relatives, botany and ecology. Then it looks at the species by habitat type after which their possibilities for gardening are considered and finally a short section on their uses. The authors are well known experts on the plants and the book is very well illustrated with many colour photos. 2008 9 x 8 ¼ 136 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Euphorbia Journal'Strawberry Press -  Euphorbia Journal
Issued in 10 volumes, sumptuously produced with numerous colour illustrations. 1984-94 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ Please note that Strawberry Press books are quite heavy and vulnerable to their corners being bumped in transit. I’m afraid that I cannot guarantee that there is no minor bumping on the copies I supply, but for those books with more serious damage I have reduced the price accordingly.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 1 130 pages, Very slightly wavy pages, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 2 154 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 3 154 pages, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 4 169 pages, Very slight wavyness to pages, Second hand book – please see important information
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Tolken, H R -  A Revision of the Genus Crassula in Southern Africa
Contributions from the Bolus Herbarium No. 8 Part 1 & 2 A technical book which revises the genus and gives detailed descriptions, distribution and other details. 1977 9 ½ x 7 two volumes 595 pages
 
Cover: Softback
Comments: Slight fading to spine, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'The Southern African Plectranthus - and the art of turning shade to glade'van Jaarsveld & Thomas (illustrations) -  The Southern African Plectranthus - and the art of turning shade to glade
Following on from his first book on these plants 20 years ago, this is everything you’d hope from this well known botanist. It covers the history of their discovery and cultivation, his hunting for them in their natural habitats, garden uses in suitable climates, hybrids, distribution and ecology before going on to describe each of the 55 known and accepted SA species (and a couple of other) each illustrated with colour photos and a full page botanical illustration by Vicky Thomas. Augustbe not the most popular of plants, but Fernwood Press have produced a book that will be enjoyed by many who haven’t previously been captivated by them. 2006 12 x 9 ¼ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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