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08/04/2021

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View larger image of '100 Cactus Argentinos: Spanish language'Kiesling & Demaio -  100 Cactus Argentinos: Spanish language
And updated and expanded edition of the book first published in 2005 – this time Roberto Kiesling has teamed up with Pablo Demaio. The first few pages cover what is a cactus and other basic information, and a few at the end are on cultivation. But the vast majority of the book is details about the plants. 29 species get a full page colour photo with text and supplementary colour photos on the opposite one, whereas the rest get just a single whole page with text and colour photos. The vast majority of the photos are of plants obviously in habitat with some equally obviously in cultivation, and some indeterminate! Spanish 2018 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 160 pages
 
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View larger image of '100 Flores Argentinas - Spanish Language'Haene -  100 Flores Argentinas - Spanish Language
How often have you heard talks where the speaker shows an attractive non succulent plant in habitat and asks if anyone knows what it might be?! To help both the speaker and the audience I have obtained some copies of this small book which shows many of the plants, both native and alien, which can be seen in the country. Each is given a whole page with one or in some case more colour photos along with descriptions. Spanish. 2007 8 ½ x 6 128 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to Succulent Euphorbias of Southern Africa'Moller & Becker -  Field Guide to Succulent Euphorbias of Southern Africa
Starting with brief sections on what is a Euphorbia, their evolution, taxonomy, conservation, cultivation and uses the major part of the book is details of the plants. Divided in to 18 groups explained in the introduction each species is given a page for the description, habitat etc, distribution map and photos showing the whole plant and close ups of flowers and fruit and in some cases stem detail. Taxonomy table, glossary, bibliography and index complete the book. 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ 320 pages 2019
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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View larger image of 'Sulcorebutia 2020'Horacek, Ladislav -  Sulcorebutia 2020
This book builds on his 2008 one by giving all new descriptions and combinations in Czech since it, each with a colour photo. There then follows the same text but in English. The majority of the book – 168 pages - is multiple photos of taxons showing variation within populations along with several maps showing known locations of neighbouring populations. 255 pages. 2020. 9 ¼ x 6 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Germishuizen ed -  Bothalia 28 part 2
A range of articles concerning South African Plants, including 5 new species of Lachenalia and a revision of them in the Eastern Cape, and obituaries for David Hardy and Barend Barkhuizen. 1998 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 297 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Jatropha'Pritchard ed Lawant -  Jatropha
A useful book on a poorly known Genus, it is based on the draft started by Albert Pritchard who had seen plants in habitat and cultivated as wide a range of species as was possible. With Albert’s death Pjotr Lawant completed it and brought it up to date in the same style that Albert had used. 71 more or less succulent species are covered, along with cultivation, glossary, literature, list of all species and synonyms with a good number of colour photos, historic botanic illustrations and sketches. 2017 11 ½ x 8 ¼ 100 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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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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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Ex sales event stock with slight wear to its cover, New
Price: £(GBP)39.00
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Schuster -  The World of Cacti
An attractively produced book that after an introduction to their habitat and cultivation goes through the genera grown by hobbyists, including some of the less commonly seen and more difficult ones. Well illustrated with many good colour photos. 1990 10 ½ x 7 ½ 240 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Fading to spine of dust jacket and slight edge wear to dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Euphorbia Journal'Strawberry Press -  Euphorbia Journal
Issued in 10 volumes, sumptuously produced with numerous colour illustrations. 1984-94 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ Please note that Strawberry Press books are quite heavy and vulnerable to their corners being bumped in transit. I’m afraid that I cannot guarantee that there is no minor bumping on the copies I supply, but for those books with more serious damage I have reduced the price accordingly.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Vol 3 154 pages, Slight knock to corner, New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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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: Ex sales event stock with wear to its cover especially corners, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight wear to cover, New
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Hewitt -  The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents
An attractively presented book which gives good guidance on what to grow and how to do it, well illustrated with many colour photos. 1993 11 ¼ x 9 ¼ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Fading to the spine, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Preston-Mafham -  Cacti - The Illustrated Dictionary
Packed with good quality colour photos, 6 to a page, covering the "Globular" species. 224 pages 1991 10 ¾ x 8 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: In very good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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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 2 ONLY, , New
Price: £(GBP)60.00
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