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14/11/2018

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Albers & Meve -  Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Asclepiadaceae
Confused by all the name changes in these succulent plants? Well, this brings the latest name changes all together in one place – so that must help! Covers 1119 species of the plants a succulent plant would be interested in.320 pages plus 48 pages with 332 colour photos. 2002 10 ¾ x 7 ¾
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Haworthia Revisited'Bayer -  Haworthia Revisited
The start of his latest revision (there are now four updates as well) is a superbly produced book, very well illustrated with colour photos and distribution maps, and includes extracts from his 1976 and 1982 books. 250 pages 1999 10 ½ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
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Bayer -  Haworthia update - Essays on Haworthia Volume 1
Copiously illustrated with colour photos which accompany Bayer's latest views on these plants. 64 pages 2002 10 ½ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Bayer, Bruce -  Molecular phylogenetics Treutlein et al, Alooideae-Asphodelaceae and the genera thereof, What should we learn from history? and H. limifolia v. arcana
A compendium of articles including a 16 page reprint of Molecular phylogenetics from Taxon. 8 colour photos. 44 A4 pages.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Berger -  Liliaceae, Asphodeloideae, Aloineae, in Engler, Pflanzenreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus 33
Includes a comprehensive monograph of Aloe and Haworthiaas they were known in the early 20th century, first published in 1908. 141 text-figs Latin Reissue 1991 10 x 6 ½ 347 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Pages uncut, New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Berger, Alwin -  Stapelieen und Kleinien
Keys, detailed descriptions and sketches. German 1910 7 ¼ x 5 ¼ 433 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Split to the inner binding but intact. Genrally good for its age but with inevitable wear over the years., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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Bornman, Chris -  Welwitschia
Quite a serious look at this most charismatic of succulent plants, looking at their classification, botany and ecology, illustrated with quite a lot of colour photos. English and Afrikaans. 1978 9 ¾ x 9 ½ 71 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
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Breuer, Ingo -  Haworthia Photographs used to typify taxa described by Dr. Karl von Poellnitz
After a very brief biography, 91 plants are illustrated in B&W which inevitably aren't the best by modern standards, with brief notes on the opposite page on the source of the plant and picture. 1999 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 200 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Buddensiek -  Sukkulente Euphorbien
A grower's handbook with extensive notes on cultivation and history of succulent euphorbias, and a synopsis of each included species. 67 colour photos, 27 text-figs German 1998 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 176 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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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: ,  (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: Ex library book with very wrinkled dust jacket and usual library stamps, Second hand book – please see important information
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Comments: Dust jacket with fading to spine and one small tear repaired with clear tape, but much better than usual., Second hand book – please see important information
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Carter -  Flora Zambesiaca.Vol. 12, Part 3
Detailed descriptions of 53 species of Aloe. 22 graphic plates 2001 9 x 6 106 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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View larger image of 'Lithops Second Edition'Cole -  Lithops Second Edition
The updated edition of their classic book on Lithops is all you would expect from the authors and publisher. The 368 pages have 643 colour pictures which positively glow, including many of the habitats (a major addition to the first edition) as well as the new taxa and colour variants, 6 distribution maps, identification botanical key, Lithops locality data up to C-406, and taxa descriptions updated to 2003. A worthy successor to the now classic original edition, which it eclipses. Size 20 x 29 cm, hard cover in cloth, thread-bound, full colour laminated dust jacket. 2005
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)225.00
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View larger image of 'Aloes of Uganda: A field guide'Cole & Forrest -  Aloes of Uganda: A field guide
After introductory sections including conservation and cultural and medicinal uses the 24 recognised species and subspecies are each described along with other information on the plant and habitat, plus a distribution map and well illustrated with photos of the habitat, plant and flowers. 2017 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 174 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'Succulent Flora of Southern Africa - second edition'Court, Doreen -  Succulent Flora of Southern Africa - second edition
The second edition of this classic book, which describes seven major families of succulent plants to be found in Southern Africa, and then by genus and describes many species grouped geographically and by closely related specie. 48 pages of colour photos complement a number of B&W photos in the text. . 2000 11 ¼ x 8 300 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Craib -  Hystrix - The natural habitat and cultivation of some southern African succulent Pelargoniums Par t 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
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View larger image of 'Geophytic Pelargoniums'Craib, Charles -  Geophytic Pelargoniums
Based on more than 10 years study in habitat by the author, this book describes the species and distribution, and includes their growth cycle as well as cultivation and cultivation potential. Each specie is illustrated by a sketch by Gill Condy, and 12 in full page colour painting. 2001 10 ¾ x 8 126 pages
 
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Price: £(GBP)75.00
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View larger image of 'The genus Ceropegia'de Kock, Dennis -  The genus Ceropegia
Primarily a picture gallery showing the various striking and unique flower structures of many of the species in this relatively poorly known and documented Genus. Brief description and location details are given for the around 350 species and forms illustrated with a colour photo, and there is a 4 page section on cultivation. 11 x 8 ½ 60 pages 2017
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)27.00
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View larger image of 'Adenium: Sculptural Elegance, Floral Extravagance'Dimmitt, Joseph & Palzkill -  Adenium: Sculptural Elegance, Floral Extravagance
A welcome book on these increasingly popular flowering and architectural plants. Although it isn’t a formal revision of the genus, the authors take a splitters view of the species and each is described with habitat, cultivation and flower detail. A large part – about 1/3rd – is devoted to the current hybrids and there are quite long chapters on culture and propagation. Written by three enthusiasts who have good experience of growing the plants, the book is well illustrated with 490 colour photos. 2009 9 ½ x 7 ¼ 152 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight wear to cover, New
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Dyer, R A -  Flora of Southern Africa volume 27 part 4 - Brachystelma, Ceropegia and Riocreuxia
Key to the species with detailed descriptions and other information with sketches. 1980 9 ½ x 7 91 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Fold down the front of the dust jacket, which also has some wear and slight catch., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Eggli -  Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons
Covers 17 families and 64 genera, including Agave, Aloe, Haworthia, Bulbine and Sansevieria as well as a number of bulbs. 354 pages plus 32 pages with 227 colour photos. 2001 10 ¾ x 7 ¾
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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View larger image of 'From Adrian Haworth to Haworthia - Haworthia and related South African Succulents'Eggli, Urs -  From Adrian Haworth to Haworthia - Haworthia and related South African Succulents
With contributions from Bayer, Eggli, van Jaarsveld, Smith & Supthut, this is an overview of the genera illustrated with a number of colour photos and B&W illustrations. 1997 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 23 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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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: Softcover
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Price: £(GBP)3.50
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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
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Groenewald -  Die Aalwyne van Suid-Afrika, Suidwes-Afrika, Portugees Oos-Afrika, Swaziland, Basoetoland
Detailed descriptions of the then known species, plus 15 full page colour botanical illustrations of plants, two plates of black and white photos, 4 maps, and other tables and sketches throughout (one table folds out). Afrikaans 1941 10 ¾ x 7 ½ 172 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Library bookplate of "The Hardy's" and the signature of David A Hardy, No dust jacked (as published?) the board covers are somewhat faded and marked but the book generally is very good for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)150.00
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Hadrava & Miklanek -  The Czech and Slovak Houseleeks - Kaktusy special 1 2007
An attractively produced book on these somewhat neglected plants, giving descriptions, distribution and commentary on the species, well illustrated with colour photos.. English 2007 9 x 6 36 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Halliday, P -  Noteworthy Species of Kleinia
Around 25 species and forms are described in detail along with distribution and other useful information with detailed botanical drawing. Introduction includes a key. 1988 9 ½ x 6 135 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Hammer -  The Genus Conophytum
The first Cono book by this enthusiast, giving a good introduction to them followed by a detailed A-Z with good colour illustrations. 286 pages 1993 10 ½ x 8 ½
 
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Cover: Hardback
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Hammer & Barnhill -  Lithops - Treasures of the Veld
First edition
 
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View larger image of 'Mesembs: The Titanopsis Group'Hammer, Steven -  Mesembs: The Titanopsis Group
Many people grow some of the Mesembs, but don’t venture much beyond Lithops and Conophytums. This is a shame as there are many attractive plants which are quite amenable in cultivation. There have been books on Mesembs before, but as there are so many species they can’t cover more than a small sample of the types. There has also been limited information on their cultivation which varies with the wide range of climate conditions the plants live in, and their varying ease of adaption to cultivation in our less than ideal conditions. So this, the first in a projected series, will be welcomed by many, as it both shows what can be grown and how to cultivate them. It is well illustrated with many colour photos both in cultivation and habitat including variations and close ups of leaf textures. Plus there are a number of botanic art paintings, seed capsule drawings and distribution maps. The genera covered in this volume are Aloinopsis, Deilanthe, Didymaotus, Ihlenfeldtia, Nananthus, Prepodesma, Tanquana ,Titanopsis and Vanheerdea Appendices include reprints of historical notes on cultivation by Tischer and others by Schwantes, Nel and Hall. Written by a well known personality who has extensive knowledge of the plants both in habitat and cultivation this well produced book will be the ultimate reference on these plants and will do a lot to increase their popularity in cultivation.
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)38.50
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View larger image of 'Lithops - Treasures of the Veld - 2nd edition 2010'Hammer, Steven -  Lithops - Treasures of the Veld - 2nd edition 2010
The first edition of this book was very popular and hard to get hold of, so this expanded and revised edition will be welcome by many people who couldn’t get hold of the first edition – and even many of those who did have it. Eight extra pages describe and illustrate the new taxa and cultivars since the first edition, plus there are additional pictures of those in the first edition. Lithops remain the most popular of Mesembs and are widely grown, so the cultivation information in addition to the descriptions and being able to see what they typically look like makes this a most useful book. 2010 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 156 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Price: £(GBP)23.00
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View larger image of 'Socotra - Kaktusy Special German Language'Hanáček, Říčánek & Vrškový -  Socotra - Kaktusy Special German Language
Cover the fascinating plants to be found in this fable land, well illustrated with many colour photos. German Language. 2007 9 x 6 36 pages.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)6.00
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Hartmann -  Untersuchungen zum Merkmalsbestand und zur Taxonomie der Subtribus Leipoldtiinae (Mesembryanthemaceae), Bibliotheca Botanica, Heft 136
Technical account of a popular group of mesembs. Includes first descriptions of Hallianthus and Jordaniella, and other new infrageneric taxa. . 16 plates , 31 text-figs, 22 tables German., 1983 12 x 9 ¼ 67 pages of text plus 17 of B&W photos
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight bump to corner, New
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Hartmann ed -  Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Aizoaceae F-Z
The second of two volumes covering the mesembs. 371 pages plus 48 pages with 384 colour photos. 2002 10 ¾ x 7 ¾
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments:  (RRP £148.5), Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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Hartmann et al -  Studies on the Mesembryanthema (Aizoaceae)
Consists of 2 papers: Hartmann & Stueber, On the spiny Mesembryanthema and the genus Eberlanzia, and Wisura & Glen, The South African species of Carpobrotus. 43 text-figs 1993 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 107 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Fold across the cover, New
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Heine, Rudolf -  Lithops: lebende Steine
Descriptions and keys, with 48 pages of colour photos. German 1986 8 ½ x 6 174 pages
 
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Higgins -  Crassulas in Cultivation
A charming book on these plants, with descriptions of plants then in cultivation along with many sketches and 8 plates of attractive colour paintings. 1964 8 ¾ x 5 ½ 78 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Yucca'Hochstatter -  Yucca
With seed morphology by Dr. Günter Hentzschel. English translation by Chris Holland. 9 ¾ x 6 ¾
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Vol. 1: Dehiscent-fruited species in the southwest and midwest of the USA and Canada. 2000. English, with 22-page German summary. 256 pages, 181 text-figs, of which 152 in colour, hardbound in colour photo decorated boards., , New
Price: £(GBP)35.00
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Comments: Vol. 2: 2002. Indehiscent-fruited species in the southwest and midwest of the USA and Canada. 2002. English, with 20-page German summary. 340 pages, 356 text-figs (of which 289 colour photos)., , New
Price: £(GBP)47.50
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Vol. 3: 2004. Mexico. An up-to-date review of the genus Yucca, with a wealth of data and illustration. Beautifully illustrated. 284text-figs including 249 colour photos. 304 pages, , New
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Vol. 3: 2004. Mexico. An up-to-date review of the genus Yucca, with a wealth of data and illustration. Beautifully illustrated. 284text-figs including 249 colour photos. 304 pages, , New
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Humphrey, Robert -  The Boojum and it's Home
A fascinating look at this distinctive plant and its ecology. 90 B&W photos, tables and maps. 1974 9 x 6 214 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: In remarkaby good condition., Second hand book – please see important information
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Jacobsen -  A Handbook of Succulent Plants
The classic text still unsurpassed for its detail. In three volumes. 1960 9 ½ x 6 ½ 1442 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: A set of the original printing in their original separate slip covers which themselves are in poor condition with wear marks and repairs with clear adhesive tape and the books have fworn on the spine, especially the titles., A set of the original printing in their original separate slip covers which themselves are starting to split and the books have worn on the spine, especially the titles., Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Wild Lithops'Jainta, Harald -  Wild Lithops
This is a substantial book for those who want to know more about where the plants grow, what they look like in habitat and their variability. It isn’t about cultivation, or the cultivars which are in fashion these days. Based on his 16 field trips the author suggests a new simplified taxonomy. There are profiles of 60 people who have been prominent in their study and also a comprehensive bibliography. Well illustrated with heading on for 2000 photos, you’ll get a good idea of the leaf patterns as there is hardly a flower shown – maybe to show the patterns but the author said he travelled in Southern Africa during the Summer – to avoid the European winter – so no doubt too early for most of them. 2017 12 x 8 ½ 487 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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View larger image of 'Agave Utahensis Complex - Kaktusy Special 2 2010'Janeba -  Agave Utahensis Complex - Kaktusy Special 2 2010
Another of the Kaktusy useful booklets, this time covering these attractive smaller Agaves. Starting with a brief section on what is an Agave, a second on the systematic of the group and finally a key. The type and subspecies kaibabensis, eborispina and nevadensis are then each described with final sections on distribution, accompanying flora, uses and cultivation. All well illustrated with many colour photos. English Language 2010 9 x 6 36 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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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
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View larger image of 'Australian Succulent Plants'Kapitany, Attila -  Australian Succulent Plants
The author is a Succulent Plant Nurseryman based in Australia, and has set out to provide more information on them and stimulate interest in their cultivation by writing and publishing an attractive book on the subject. Knowledge of their cultivation is almost unknown, and this book doesn’t have the answers but aims to encourage experimentation and the collation of successful techniques. A very wide range of plants are covered, from tropical Hoyas and Dischidias through orchids and halophytes through to more “desert” type plants such as Calandrinias organised by growth type – ground, ephiphytes (including rock dwellers), shrubs and trees, and is extremely well illustrated with many colour photos. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 240 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)65.00
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View larger image of 'The World of Hoyas:  A Book of Pictures'Kloppenburg & Wayman -  The World of Hoyas: A Book of Pictures
Introductory sections explain where Hoyas fit botanically in to the plant world, where they are found, propagation and cultivation. 100 species are given informal descriptions and cultivation comments on one page, with a full page photo of a plant on the other page with a close up of the flower inset. 2007 revised edition 11 x 8 ½ 248 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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View larger image of 'A Checklist of Brachystelma, Ceropegia and the Genera of the Stapeliads'Kock -  A Checklist of Brachystelma, Ceropegia and the Genera of the Stapeliads
Confused by the names you see these days? Then this book could help as it provides a comprehensive, updated checklist of the alternative names used in the current classification of Brachystelma, Ceropegia and the genera of the Stapeliads. Each published genus and its species are listed, with their various synonyms, subspecies and varieties where applicable. Each page has a colour illustration on it 2007 11 ½ x 8 ¼ 127 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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View larger image of 'Succulent Plants of Socotra'Lode, Joel -  Succulent Plants of Socotra
A colour photo album of the wonderful plants to be found on the Island, with just the plant names. 2010 9 x 6 ¼ 60 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
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Masson, Francis -  Stapeliae Novae
1998 reproduction of the 1796 original, with 41 colour plates. 13 ½ x 9 ½ 134 pages
 
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Matuda -  Las Dioscoreas de Mexico
Facsimile reproduction of the article first published in Sobretiro de Los Anales Del Institudo De Biologia, Mexico. Detailed descriptions with sketches of flowers and leaves, and some poorly reproduce photos. Spanish/Latin 11 x 8 ½ 108 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Miller, Morris & Stuart-Smith -  Plants of Dhofar
A marvellous book which describes 148 species with extensive comments on one page with superb botanical illustrations on the opposite page. Brief introductory pages give information on the area, plant names etc. 1988 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 361 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Fading to spine and adjacent area of dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)85.00
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Mitchell, P J -  The Sempervivum & Jovibarba Handbook
A useful book on these somewhat neglected plants which after the usual introductory sections are followed by suggested species which were grown in the UK at the time of writing with descriptions, cultivation comments and a number of pasted in colour photos. 1973 11 ½ x 8 ¼ 44 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Moffett -  Sarcocaulons - in Bothalia Volume 12 no 4
Whilst there are a number of articles on South African plants, the main one of interest to Succulent Plant Growers is Moffett’ “The Genus Sarcocaulon” which is a revision of the Genus taking up 34 pages and illustrated with 5 colour plates of Botanic Art by Ward-Hillhorst. The other article to interest them is “A Re-evaluation of the Cotyledon orbiculata complex” by Tolken. 1979 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 180 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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View larger image of 'Soft Succulents'Moore, Jeff -  Soft Succulents
Aeoniums and Echeverias are very fashionable these days, and this book is a visual feast of how the plants can look when given their ideal conditions! The author is a Californian nurseryman growing these plants, and he has pulled together the best selection of the plants available and shows them to their colourful best. Introductory sections cover growing them in containers and outside in suitable climates, before going on to go through many of the species and cultivars. Towards the end of the book there are increasingly short sections on a number of other succulents, from Dudleyas through Crassulas Senecios, Sedums, Kalanchoes, Cotyledons, Mesmebs, Stapelaids and what he terms “Odds and ends” 2017 10 x 9 ½ 290 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Newton -  The history of succulent plants in Kenya
Traces the chronological discovery of all known succulent plants in Kenya. 2004 8 ¼ x 6 32 pages
 
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Newton, Len -  A check-list of Kenyan succulent plants
Alphabetically arranged list of species by family and genus. 4-page index to genera. 15 colour photos 2003 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 42 pages
 
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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
 
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Newton, Rowley & Eggli -  CITES Aloe & Pachypodium checklist
Useful checklist with synonymy and places of original publication. 2001 9 ½ x 6 160 pages
 
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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
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View larger image of 'Cacti & Succulents of Baja California'Pilbeam, John -  Cacti & Succulents of Baja California
The author shares his knowledge from several visit to this area which for many years was very difficult to traverse and still is one of the more challenging and remote areas. We are taken on a trip from north to south divided up in to several sections, each with a page or two of introductory information followed by numerous colour photos of the plants by both the author and others, and sometimes scenery and animals. Much cheaper, and more comfortable, than going there yourself and a good substitute for most of us! 2015 11 x 8 ¼ 233 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Stapeliads:  Refreshed'Pilbeam, John -  Stapeliads: Refreshed
Confused by all the new genera names which have appeared in recent years for these plants, and the differences in opinions in classification? Then you’re no longer alone – the writer of so many books on cacti & other succulent plants has taken up the challenge to not only help us to get to grips with the various classifications, but more importantly for the grower and collector of these distinctive plants what the plants and flowers actually look like. Taking no view on which classification to follow, the genera are arranged and documented so that the reader can work out what its name is in whichever classification the reader wishes to know. And for the ordinary grower who isn’t concerned about classification it has 686 colour photos and for those you would like to obtain you can find out under what name(s) it might be found in catalogues. For those who just like plants it is a marvellous picture book. As ever from the author and the publisher (BCSS) it is very well produced. Will be a classic for a very long time like the author’s other books. Updated and expanded edition of the 2010 original with more pages and pictures with names brought even more up to date than before. 2014 11 x 8 ½ 221 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The Genus Echeveria'Pilbeam, John -  The Genus Echeveria
Another book from this popular author on a likewise genus which has been in need of a book of this nature for a long time, this concentrates on the species (as opposed to the Schulz book which is only on the cultivars). Primarily an A-Z of the 140 species, giving original description source, distribution, description and cultivation information, all well illustrated with over 450 colour photos and 17 distribution maps. 2008 11 x 8 ¼ 330 pages
 
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View larger image of 'A Gallery of Agaves'Pilbeam, John -  A Gallery of Agaves
A well produced and presented book primarily of large format colour photos of the plants, many full page, mainly of mature plants many in habitat and others in cultivation including variegates and oddities. Brief introductory sections cover classification, cultivation and distribution. Concise captions give where first described, classification, distribution and brief commentary. 2013 11 x 8 ½ 317 pages
 
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Praeger -  An Account of the Genus Sedum as found in cultivation
1967 reprint of 1920-21 original. After brief introductory section on history, distribution, cultivation etc the main part of the book is detailed descriptions of the plants, accompanied by detailed botanical drawings. 9 x 6 ¼ 314 pages.
 
Cover: Hardback
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Pritchard -  Introduction to the Euphorbiaceae
As the title implies, this booklet gives an overview of cultivation as well as brief descriptions of many Euphorbiaceae, including Monadenium, Synadenium,Jatropha and Pedilanthus along with 50 colour photos., 64pp 2003 Cactus & Co. 9 x 6 ¼
 
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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
 
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Rainbow Gardens -  Directory of Epiphyllums and other Related Epiphytes
Primarily a listing of hybrids with brief description and the hybridiser. 3 pages of information about Rhipsalis with a list of species, and brief information on Aporocactus/Aporophyllums. Quite a large number of black and white photos. 1979 11 x8 ½ 230 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The Wonderful World of Succulents'Rauh, Werner -  The Wonderful World of Succulents
The 1984 English edition of the 1979 second edition of the book “Die grossartige Welt der Sukkulenten” from this well know expert, Primarily an A-Z of the other succulents, with 730 plants illustrated , 62 in colour. 10 ¾ x 8 ½ 164 pages plus 96 pages of photos.
 
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Rawe -  Succulents in the veld
Mainly a pictorial account of plants in habitat. 48 colour & 88 B&W photos, 5 maps 1968 9 ¾ x 7 ½ 104 pages
 
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Reynolds -  The Aloes of Nyasaland
The smallest of the books on Aloes by the author – and the scarcest. Follows the pattern of his first Aloe book, “The Aloes of South Africa“ with detailed descriptions and illustrations both photos and drawings. 1954. 8 ½ x 5 ½ 54 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Small stain to front cover, and slight fold to back cover and bump to corner, otherwise in remarkably good condition for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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View larger image of 'Pachypodiums in Madagascar'Roosli, Walter -  Pachypodiums in Madagascar
After an introduction by John Lavranos the book goes straight in to looking at each of the 23 accepted taxons (species and subspecies) with a distribution map, attractive detailed botanical sketches of the plant and parts (flower, seedpod) . Illustrated with a good number of colour photos of the whole plant, flowers, seedpod etc, all in habitat. 2018 English edition of the German language edition first published 2015 9 x 5 ¾ 173 pages THIS IS A PROPERLY PRINTED BOOK WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHS IN COLOUR – NOT PRINT ON DEMAND WHERE ONLY THE COVER IS IN COLOUR AND THE INTERNAL PHOTOS ARE IN BLACK AND WHITE.
 
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Rowley -  Haworthia Drawings of John Thomas Bates
Starts with biographical information about Bates, along with his plants. The major part of the book is a selection of his drawings covering the years 1933 to 1945. 1985 9 ¾ x 7 ½ 58 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Succulent Compositae'Rowley, Gordon -  Succulent Compositae
This is Gordon’s attempt to popularise a group of somewhat overlooked plants, and whilst subtitled “A grower’s guide to the succulent species of Senecio & Othonna”, as you’d expect he does also cover the history and morphology of the plants in his easy going manner. The succulent species and forms are individually covered in detail and are illustrated with colour photos and the occasional reproduction of an historic print. 1994 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 238 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.
 
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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: Some wear to the surface and edge of dust jacket and sslight tears/catches, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)95.00
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View larger image of 'Succulents - The Illustrated Dictionary'Sajeva & Costanzo -  Succulents - The Illustrated Dictionary
Whilst maybe 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
 
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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
 
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View larger image of 'Haworthia for the Collector'Schulz, Rudolf -  Haworthia for the Collector
Haworthias are very popular these days, both for the species and unusually in the C&S world also for cultivars and hybrids. Although there has been a lot published in recent years on these plants, there has been little for the average or enthusiastic collector since Pilbeam’s book was published 25 years ago before colour photos became universal. So this new book which covers many of the most attractive cultivars as well as the species and illustrated in colour is sure to be welcome. Brief introductory sections cover their characteristics and habitat, after which the main part of the book looks at the species and cultivars following Bayer’s 2008 Classification with separate sections for forms which don’t fit neatly with a species and inter generic hybrids. Final sections provide views on where the cultivars might develop in the future, variegations, close up views of leaves and cross section, cultivation, pests etc and finally propagation. All well presented as we have come to expect from this author and publisher. 2009 11 x 8 ¾ 240 pages
 
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Schwantes -  Flowering Stones & Mid-Day Flowers
A classic of its time, and still well regarded. Many descriptions along with B&W photos, and 8 colour plates of paintings. 1957 9 ¾ x 6 ¼ 420 pages
 
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Comments: Dust jacket has lost a small piece on the back, and a small tear on the front repaired with clear tape an the whole cover is in an adhesive clear plastic cover - overall better than many. Body of book good., Second hand book – please see important information
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Scott, Charles -  The Genus Haworthia - a taxonomic revision
An alternative view of the classification of the plants from Bayer’s, well illustrated with many B&W and colour photos. 1985 10 ½ x 8 ¼ 190 pages
 
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Singh, Meena -  Succulent Euphorbiaceae of India
Reproduces the first descriptions, with discussion. 39 graphics 1994 8 ¾ x 7 ½ 55 pages
 
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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
 
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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
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Price: £(GBP)13.50
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View larger image of 'Yuccas:  Giants among the Liles'Smith, Colin -  Yuccas: Giants among the Liles
A small booklet that concentrates on the species and hybrids, giving descriptions, distribution etc and often a colour photo. A short introductory section cover their history, propagation, cultivation, uses etc. 2004 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 72 pages
 
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Price: £(GBP)6.90
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View larger image of 'First Field Guide to Aloes of Southern Africa'Smith, Gideon -  First Field Guide to Aloes of Southern Africa
A small introductory booklet to the plants, that gives 46 species a page each, with description, distribution map and colour photos packed in. Short introductory section. 2003 6 ½ x 4 ¼ 57 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Sedum - Cultivated Stonecrops'Stephenson, Ray -  Sedum - Cultivated Stonecrops
The authoritative book on the genus, written by an enthusiast and most knowledgeable person on these plants. The book starts with the uses and cultivation of the plants, then on to their morphology and distribution and the plant family they belong to and the relationship with other genera. The bulk of the book is detailed descriptions, distribution and cultivation of each species, illustrated with many B&W photos and sketches, and 20 pages of colour photos. 1994 10 ½ x 7 ¾ 335 pages plus 20 pages of colour photos
 
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View larger image of 'New Growing The Mesembs'Storms -  New Growing The Mesembs
A very useful book on these plants in that it gives guidance on the growing times of the year for each genera, which isn’t readily available elsewhere. General information on their habitats and growing are also given, and quite a number of colour illustrations show a sample of the numerous species. The main impact is from the 12 pages of colour illustrations of Lithops, showing variation of forms for each specie and form, which in spite of much larger books published since is still very useful and attractive. Much more useful than its small size would imply. 1986 9 x 6 58 pages
 
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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 3 154 pages, Slight knock to corner, New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Comments: Vol 5 162 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 7 170 pages, Bump to a corner, New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 7 170 pages, , New
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 8 154 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Supplie, Frank -  Epiphyllum volume 1
The first tranch on these attractive and popular flowering cacti, with 550 colour photos arranged A-Z and includes Joyc Carr hybrids and some species, with a brief chapter on cultivation in both English and German. 2007 8 ½ x 6 80 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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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
 
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Ullrich -  On the history of Agave asperrima and A. scabra (Agavaceae) as well as some taxa of the Parryanae
Unbound Reprint from SIDA 15(2): pages 241-261 signed and numbered by the author. An investigation into the history and naming of this group. 1992. 9 x 6
 
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View larger image of 'Tree Aloes of Africa'van Jaarsveld & Judd -  Tree Aloes of Africa
First in a planned series of books covering all the Aloe family – including Gasteria, Haworthia etc – this covers what in latest classification are now termed Aloidendron, six species of Tree Aloe, plus the closely related Kumara plicatilis - what was previously known as Aloe plicatilis. As with all Ernst van Jaarsveld books, there is much wider information than just the plants themselves. It starts with an explanation about the background to the reclassification and botany, before going in to the history of the plants discovery by early settlers and explorers until the present day. Chapters then cover their distribution and ecology, and cultivation. The species are then covered in detail with an attractive full page colour painting by Eric Judd and colour photos showing the whole plant, flowers, habitat etc. 2015 10 ½ x 8 74 pages
 
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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. Maybe 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
 
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van Jaarsveld & Ward-Hilhorst -  Gasterias of South Africa
After a detailed introduction to the genus, each species is detailed with a 2 (sometimes 4) page spread, including a full page colour painting by Ellaphie Ward-Hillhorst, plus detailed notes and one or more colour photos of the plants habitat. 96 pages 1994 12 x 9 ¼
 
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Walther -  Echeveria
A pioneering monograph which the author did not live to see published, which is based on his many years of study of the plants including visits to see them in habitat in Mexico. With detailed descriptions and many mainly monochrome photos and sketches and a number of colour botanic art plates. 1972 10 ¼ x 7 426 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: No dust jacket - as published? - and some marks and wear to the cover., Second hand book – please see important information
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White & Sloane -  The Stapelieae second edition in 3 volumes
Still an important reference work on Stapeliads, and a momentous work for its time. Along similar lines to the single volume first edition, but very much extended in to 3 volumes. 39 colour plates by a number of artists but primarily Cythna Letty, and numerous B&W photos and sketches - 1234 in all. 1937 11 ¾ x 7 ½ 1185 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Wilde -  A monograph of the Genus Adenia Forsk(Passifloraceae)
Taxonomic revision with descriptions, distribution maps and sketches. 1971 9 1/2 x 6 ½ 281 pages
 
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