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23/05/2018

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Rausch -  Lobivia
The three volumes by this author on these beautiful flowering plants, beautifully illustrated with colour photos, giving his classification. English language edition. 192 pages 1975 9 x 6 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: A rather poor set, with the surface laminate of the covers peeling with disclouration as they usually are. The bindings are still intact., Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'The New Cactus Lexicon'Hunt et al -  The New Cactus Lexicon
Thoughtfully divided in to two volumes for ease of handling, the smaller contains the descriptions of all known genera and species. And for the conservative Cactus grower (and you know who I mean!) you already knew about the main Genera changes – Parodia including Notocactus, Echinopsis including Lobivia and Trichocereus etc. And don’t forget that it means having to remember how to correctly spell fewer Genera! But it isn’t lumping for lumping sake – I noticed Mammilloydia candida unlumped from Mammillaria and Cumarinia odorata still recognised (this latter may be as a hybrid). But the real gem is the second volume which illustrates all the recognised species of cacti, either in habitat or of known wild origin – over 2500 pictures in all. They are grouped in look-alike order to help you identify plants. And it is such a joy to browse that you will very soon be smoothed into accepting the new classification the book propounds, and maybe encouraging you to try some of those more obscure plants that perhaps you haven’t seen before. In all it is a wonderful and comprehensive set of two books which celebrates the entire Cactus family, with illustrations covering all the genera and species like they have never been before. 2006 11 ¼ x 8 ¼ Text volume 373 pages, Illustration volume 526 pages.
 
Cover: Hardback
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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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Fading to the spine of the dust jacket, and some uneven to the front, but other wise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)130.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to the dust jacket, otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
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Leighton-Boyce & Iliff -  The Subgenus Tephrocactus
A detailed look at the plants as then known, with descriptions of species by group, and 76 B&W photos on 34 pages. 1973 9 ¾ x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Softcover
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: In better condition than usuually found in, Second hand book – please see important information
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Hammer & Barnhill -  Lithops - Treasures of the Veld
First edition
 
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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.
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)18.00
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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
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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
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Hubert Earle -  Cacti of the Southwest
Many B&W photos of plants both in habitat and cultivation, along with descriptions, make this a useful reference. 1963 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 112 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Original printing, Original edition neatly rebound but without original cover and covered with neat plastic adhered to it, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Comments: 1972 printing, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1973 printing, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Original printing, Original edition neatly rebound with original cover mounted on front, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Gentry -  Agave Family in Sonora
A detailed look at the plants, well illustrated with B&W photos and sketches. 1972 9 x 5 ¾ 195 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Small nick to edge of front cover, and small loss to corner, and 1 inch tear between top of front cover and spine., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'A Sulco Gallery'Pilbeam & Hunt -  A Sulco Gallery
Primarily a pictorial update since Pilbeam’s earlier book on Sulcorebutias, along with useful comments, this is an attractively produced book. 11 x 8 ½ 2004 64 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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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
Comments: A copy in much better condition than usually found, with very slight fading to the dust jacket spine, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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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: Very good - No dust wrapper (as published?), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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View larger image of 'Gladiolus in Tropical Africa'Goldblatt -  Gladiolus in Tropical Africa
Describes 82 species, along with much interesting information on Gladioli, from this expert on African bulbs. 1996 10 ½ x 7 ½ 321 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £29.99), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'Adromischus'Pilbeam, Rodgerson & Tribble -  Adromischus
An accomplished volume on these attractive and poplar succulent plants, written by three enthusiasts for them, and well produced to “The Cactus File” usual high standards of which it is volume 3. 1998 9 ½ x 6 ½ 104 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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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
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 8 154 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 9 250 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 10 242 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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View larger image of 'The Aloes of Malawi'Lane, Stewart -  The Aloes of Malawi
Organised by growth form to make identification easier, this book gives description and a distribution map, with a sketch for some species and at least one and usually more colour photos for each specie. Brief sections including cultivation conclude the book. Umdaus Press 2004 10 x 7 ½ 56 pages
 
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Thulin -  Flora of Somalia
A series of 4 volumes, all 10 ¾ x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: This first volume contains 1,092 species in 72 families, with keys to the genera and species, and succulent groups covered include Euphorbia, Jatropha, Adenia, Kalanchoe, Kedrostris, etc. 493 pages, 24 colour photos, 250 text-figs 1993, Slight wear to the edge for the dust jacket (RRP £40), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Comments: Covers the Angiospermae (Tiliaceae-Apiaceae) 1999 303 pages, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: The monocotyledon volume which includes Agave and Sansevieria contributed by Thulin, and Aloe by Lavranos. 1995. 298 pages, 4 colour plates incl. 24 photos, 171 text-figs, Slight catch to the dust jacket (RRP £40), Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Studies in the Opuntioideae (Cactaceae)  - includes Andean Opuntia & Tephrocacti. Succulent Plant Research Volume 6'Hunt & Taylor (ed.) -  Studies in the Opuntioideae (Cactaceae) - includes Andean Opuntia & Tephrocacti. Succulent Plant Research Volume 6
112 pages are an article by Iliff as an annotated alphabetical synopsis of Andean opuntioids including Tephrocactus, and is supplemented by four other articles by specialists in opuntioids, covering phylogeny based on molecular data by Wallace, chromosome counts and phytogeography by Pinkava, seed anatomy by Stuppy and eastern Brazilian opuntioids by Taylor et al 77 colour photos, 72 text-figs, 2 maps 2002 10 x 7 ¼ 255 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Powell & Weedin -  Cacti of the Trans-Pecos & adjacent areas
Very detailed descriptions of the 104 recognised species and varieties occurring in the 15 counties in and near the Trans-Pecos region. 64 distribution maps. 2004 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 509 text pages, 62 pp. containing 313 colour photos
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £60.5), New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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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: Three volumes, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)70.00
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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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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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
Price: £(GBP)55.00
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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
Price: £(GBP)55.00
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View larger image of 'Cacti in Brazil'Charles et al, Graham -  Cacti in Brazil
There has been increased interest in the Cacti of Brazil recently, and this book by a number of people including Graham Charles provides a good overview of these plants based on both visits to the habitat and cultivation. The history of plant hunting and those involved with it are covered, along with sections on each of the genera to be found there. All very well illustrated with many colour photos. Text is in both English and German. A good “middle of the road” guide. 2001 12 ¼ x 9 ½ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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View larger image of 'A History of Succulent Plants'Rowley, Gordon -  A History of Succulent Plants
Once again Gordon has produced something totally different by looking at the history of man’s involvement with succulent plants from the earliest records through to the modern hobby, written is his easygoing style, and illustrated with the widest and most wonderful selection of pictures, old and modern and as ever including the way out as only he could! 1997 10 x 10 409 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  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., New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Hardy & Fabian -  Succulents of the Transvaal
The 56 attractive full page colour paintings by Anita Fabian, which illustrate over 100 species, are accompanied by description and habitat information from David Hardy. 1992 12 x 9 138 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Small mark on the front cover, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)32.50
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Lovegrove -  The Living Deserts of Southern Africa
A general natural history book, covering the Karoos as well as deserts. Plants get a reasonable amount of coverage within the overall context. Comprehensively illustrated with colour photos and diagrams. 224 pages 1993 12 x 9 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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Plowes & Drummond -  Wild flowers of Rhodesia
A useful book on the plants of this area, on which there is very little, with a brief introduction followed by 193 plants described with colour photos on the opposite page. 1976 6 ½ x 8 ½ Around 160 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Very good for its age, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Van Der Walt & Vorster -  Pelargoniums of Southern Africa Vol 1
50 species are illustrated with full page colour reproductions of paintings by Ellaphie Ward Hillhorst, and a description of the plant is given on the opposite page. 119 pages 1977 11 ¼ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Second printing 1979, Dust wrapper poor with wear especially to the top front and back with a number of small tears and one 1 inch long, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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West -  Field Guide to Aloes of Rhodesia - Bundu series
Descriptions and 32 pages of colour photos. 1974 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ 96 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Second edition 1992 revised by Kimberley titles "Aloes of Zimbabwe", , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Succulent and Xerophytic Plants of Madagascar'Rauh, Werner -  Succulent and Xerophytic Plants of Madagascar
These are the marvellous two volumes from the person who knew the islands so well for forty years starting from the time before the large scale loss of habitat really took hold. Volume 1 covers the North and central Plateau areas of succulent plants, and volume 2 continues in to the southern and southwest areas. A wide variety of plants are included, many highly regarded by Cactus etc growers whilst a few of the zerophytic species may be unfamiliar but none the less fascinating. These large format volumes are sumptuously illustrated with many good colour photos, and are a delight to look at. 12 ¼ x 9 ¼ Volume 1 1995 - 343 pages, Volume 2 1998 - 385 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: Volume 1, , New
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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Stewart & Campbell -  Orchids of Kenya
The epiphytic, terrestrial and liane Orchids of Kenya are described, with about 2/3rds of them illustrated by colour photos. Many of the species grow in adjacent countries, and this wider distribution is covered. 1996 10 ½ x 7 ½ 176 pages.
 
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Comments: , Slight fading to the dust jacket spine, Second hand book – please see important information
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Hunt -  CITES Cactaceae Checklist 2nd ed
A technical publication listing synonyms, country where they grow in habitat, bibliography etc 315 pages 1999 9 ½ x 6
 
Cover: Softcover
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Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Du Plessis & Duncan & Bodley -  Bulbous plants of Southern Africa
Subtitled “A Guide to their Cultivation and Propagation” in addition to the expert advice provided the outstanding feature of the book is the 47 full pages of the most attractive colour botanic art. 1989 13 ½ x 9 ½ 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , No dust jacket nor slip case, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)65.00
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Goode -  Cycads of Africa
A superb production from the authors 21 years of study of the plants. Each species is described, along with a distribution map, and illustrated with a series of attractive colour paintings by the author showing the whole plant, leaf and cone details etc. 1989 12 x 9 ¼ 256 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Catch and 1/2 inch tear to the back of the dust wrapper. 1993 second impression., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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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
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Slight fading to spine during storage, New
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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Pilbeam -  Thelocactus
A well illustrated account with colour photos from this well known enthusiast. 56 pages 1996 9 ¼ x 6 ½
 
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Mottram -  Succulents in Curtis's Botanical Magazine First series (1787 - 1815)
Facsimile black and white reproductions of the 89 species in the first series of the publication from 1787 – 1814, along with the descriptions. In Two parts. 1991 11 ¼ x 8 366 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight knock to corner, Second hand book – please see important information
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Jeppe -  South African Aloes
The 1974 second expanded edition which describes 139 “varieties” (species and forms) and each is illustrated with an attractive colour botanical art plate (some are two per page) by this accomplished artist. Originally 1969 10 x 6 ¾ 150 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Second edition 1974, Some loss of dust jacket surface due to removal of stick on label., 
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Second edition 1974, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Weniger -  Cacti of Texas and neighbouring states. A field guide
Very detailed descriptions of cacti of the American southwest. 187 colour photos 1984 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 356 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Wear to dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
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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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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 just slight wear to the cover., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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View larger image of 'Carnivorous Plants of Britain and Ireland'Bailey & McPherson -  Carnivorous Plants of Britain and Ireland
This book will encourage us to search out and find these very often overlooked plants. There are a surprising number of species and forms in the area covered and each is well described along with other useful information, and illustrated with many colour photos. 2016 9 ¾ x 7 189 pages
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)13.00
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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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)37.00
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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
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)75.00
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to Succulents in Southern Africa'Smith, Crouch & Figueiredo -  Field Guide to Succulents in Southern Africa
A chunky field guide style book which explains what is a succulent – which is much wider than UK growers would usually include such as bulbs and other borderline plants. It then considers conservation issues, and the plants’ distribution and their horticultural uses. Key features of each plant family are then given before going on to detail more than 700 species arranged by family with each given an introduction. Species include introduced and garden escapes as well as native plants, with each given a concise description, and inevitably only a small part of all the species can be included in a book of this size so the more interesting and commonly seen are concentrated on. A very large number of colour photos are crammed into the book. 2017 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 464 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Wild Flowers of Namaqualand'le Roux -  Wild Flowers of Namaqualand
That this book has gone in to its fourth edition speaks volumes of its usefulness. It follows the field guide style format of the earlier editions but much chunkier. An introductory section explains the various types of habitats in the area covered, and then goes on to cover the species - - nearly 900 are covered which is a major increase of the original edition - typically two to a page, with a concise description next to a useful sized colour photo. 2015 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 480 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to Cacti and Other Succulents of Arizona'Breslin, Romero, Starr & Watkins -  Field Guide to Cacti and Other Succulents of Arizona
Based on the extensive fieldwork of the authors this is the definitive guide to the plants of the area. Each genus is described, and detailed descriptions are given for each species along with distribution map and colour photos of the plants in habitat and close-up of flowers. 2015 9 x 6 302 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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View larger image of 'Succulents in cultivation - breeding new cultivars'Rowley, Gordon -  Succulents in cultivation - breeding new cultivars
Gordon’s books have always covered interesting and important subjects which have been overlooked previously, and this one continues the tradition. Some cacti and succulents have been hybridised or attractive forms selected for a long time, and he explains how this has come about. A large part of the book surveys the results achieved, and if you would like to try yourself to produce new and striking plants he explains the various way to try it – you don’t have to be a large multinational conglomerate for some of the methods which amateurs have successfully used in the past! Illustrated with many colour photos. 11 x 9 ¼ 248 pages 2017
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)32.00
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Oldfield, Sara -  Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan: Cactus and Succulent Plants
A serious look at the subject, under the auspices of the IUCN – The World Conservation Union. The issues facing Taxonomic Groups is first considered, then the conservation measures possible. Each region’s special situations are studied, and action proposals made. The main plants under threat are detailed. 1997 11 x8 ½ 211 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Cover quite worn as expected for a large heavyweigh paperback with a quite light cover., Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Pitcher Plants of the Americas'McPherson, Stewart -  Pitcher Plants of the Americas
After considering what is a carnivorous plant and their evolution it goes on to look at the genera. Final chapters consider habitat loss, cultivation and a glossary. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2007 9 x 6 320 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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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
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight knock to a corner, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Felger & Moser -  People of the Desert and Sea
An extremely detailed examination of the Ethnobotany of the Seri Indians who live in Sonora Mexico coast. Detailed description of the plants and their uses including many succulent plants with many black and white illustrations. 1985 10 ½ x 8 ½ 438 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1991 printing, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Hilliard & Burt -  Streptocarpus
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McPherson -  Lost Worlds: Of the Guiana Highlands
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Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Dorr -  Plant Collectors in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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Polhill -  Crotalaria in Africa and Madagascar
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Puy, Laba et al -  The Leguminosae of Madagascar
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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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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
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Sprechman, Dugdale, Cole and de Boer -  Lithops
The first part of the book describes the plants structure and habitat, and after de Boer’s analytical key the colour photos of plants in cultivation were an attempt to enable growers to identify their plants. 1970 12 ½ x 9 ½ 57 pages plus 36 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , 1/2 inch tear to the back of the dust jacket but otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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View larger image of 'Growing Winter Hardy Cacti in Cold/Wet Climate Conditions - revised edition with colour photos'Spain, John -  Growing Winter Hardy Cacti in Cold/Wet Climate Conditions - revised edition with colour photos
A well regarded book, based on N American experience, which discusses the growing conditions and plant selection criteria before describing the plants which have proved hardy, or marginally so. 1997 8 ½ x 5 ½ 71 pages plus 4 pages of colour photos illustrating 24 species.
 
Cover: Softcover
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Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Yetman, David -  Organ Pipe Cactus
Tells the full story of the plants – where and how they grow, their relatives, history, uses and future. 2006 10 x 8 70 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £8.5), New
Price: £(GBP)9.00
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Yetman, David -  The Great Cacti - Ethnobotany & Biogeography
A book devoted to the tall columnar cacti which looks at not just the species and their botany but also their uses and history, well illustrated with over 300 colour photos. Over 100 species are covered, with 75 in greater detail. An easy read and injects enthusiasm for these plants. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 297 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £67), New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)39.00
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Kozloff, Eugene -  Plants of Western Oregon, Washington & British Columbia
A comprehensive account of the plants of the area, with detailed keys and description, and 709 colour photos. A brief introductory section gives information of the Geographic and Geology and other information to use the book. 2005 10 ½ x 7 ¾ 512 pages plus 96 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)75.00
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Hilliard & Burtt (illustrations by Auriol Batten) -  Dierama - The Hairbells of Africa
These gracious bulbous plants are fully covered in this large format book, with introductory sections on their uses, history, botany, distribution etc before the 44 recognised species are described, 36 with botanical illustrations by Auriol Batten and the others with photos of dried specimens where live material/photos weren’t available. 1991 12 ½ x 9 ½ 152 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Bump to a corner, and slight faults to the surface covering of the dust jacket., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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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
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)27.00
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Lamb -  Stapeliads in cultivation
Many people will be familiar with the 5 volumes Illustrated Reference on Cacti and Other Succulents from the same author, but may not have heard of this volume which is in the same format with more introductory information about the plants as they were probably poorly known at that time. Mostly black and white photos but 27 are in colour. Not often seen. 1957 8 ¾ x5 ½ 156 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Dust jacket better than most but still poor., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'Wild Cactus'Huey & Houk -  Wild Cactus
Covers N American Cacti natural history, ethnobotany, discovery and human impact. 127 pages with many well produced colour photos, often full page. 1996 9 ¾ x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Dransfield & Beentje -  The Palms of Madagascar
A very attractively produced book which starts by looking at the general factors of them in Madagascar before going through the genera and species with descriptions, distribution maps, sketches and colour photos. 1995 12 x 8 ½ 475 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)125.00
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa'Manning, John -  Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa
A chunky field guide style book, which starts with a brief introduction to the regions and floral types and how to identify plant families. The plants are organised by 10 groups which the author defines to help people find the correct plant. The book covers around 1100 species, with compact colour photos on one page – typically 4-9 per page, with concise descriptions and distribution maps on the opposite page. 2009 8¼ x 5 ¾ 487 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)14.50
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Hermans, Du Puy,Cribb and Bosser -  Orchids of Madagascar Second Edition
Concise descriptions are supplemented with 64 plates of colour photos illustrate 250 species along with line drawings of new species. Extensive bibliography. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 398 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: FIRST EDITION, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Comments: ,  (RRP £88), New
Price: £(GBP)72.50
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View larger image of 'Kalanchoe (Crassulacees) de Madagascar'Boiteau & Allorge-Bolteau -  Kalanchoe (Crassulacees) de Madagascar
Covers the morphology and systematics with a key and detailed descriptions accompanied by attractive botanical paintings and distribution maps. French 1995 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 252 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Morey, Roy -  Little Big Bend
Covers all the types of plants to be found in the area, not just cacti, each given a full page with a good sized colour photo and good description. Introductory section explains the various habitats etc. 2008 10 x 7 ½ 329 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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View larger image of 'Restios of the Fynbos'Dorrat-Haaksma & Linder -  Restios of the Fynbos
Expanded and updated edition of the 2000 original, this book starts with their biogeography, ecology, biology, phylogeny and classification and identification guide. The species are then considered in detail – all Cape species are covered plus representatives of genera not present there – illustrated with clear colour photos along with helpful information on how to identify them. 2012 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 212 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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View larger image of 'Kirstenbosch:  the most beautiful garden in Africa'Huntley, Brian -  Kirstenbosch: the most beautiful garden in Africa
Published to celebrate the centenary of the gardens, the simple title doesn’t convey the exceptionally wide range covered within it. As expected it covers the history of the garden, but also goes on to look at the Cape Floral Kingdom, the Plant Hunters, the National Botanic Institute, conservation through cultivation, education and the future of both this jewel and also the rest of the National Botanic Gardens. All well illustrated with colour photos. 2012 10 ½ x 10 240 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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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
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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