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View larger image of 'Copiapoa in their Environment'Schulz & Kapitany -  Copiapoa in their Environment
An attractive book which relates these plants to their habitats, based on two visits to their habitats, and tries to answer some fundamental questions about them. Illustrated with many colour photos, mostly of plants in their habitats. 1996 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 176 pages
 
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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
 
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Court -  Succulent Flora of Southern Africa
The first edition of this well regarded 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. 32 pages of colour photos complement a number of B&W photos in the text. 1981 11 ¼ x 8 224 pages
 
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Pilbeam -  Mammillaria - a Collector's Guide
The first of his books on Mammillaria, this is still a popular book giving descriptions, habitat and cultivation details, well illustrated with B&W photos plus 8 pages of colour photos. 165 pages plus 8 pages of colour photos. 1981 10 x 7 ½
 
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Herre -  The Genera of the Mesembryanthemaceae
A classic on the subject, with an introduction to the history of the plants, and then an A-Z of the genera recognised at the time with a page of description and distribution map, plus a full page illustration of a specie, mostly in colour. 316 pages 1971 11 ¼ x 8 ¾
 
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Craig -  The Mammillaria Handbook
Classic book on the subject still with useful information today Originally published 1945 with many B&W photos. 390 pages 10 x 6 ½
 
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Comments: 1979 EP reprint, Slight fading to spine of dust jacket and slight discolouration to the edges of some of the pages. But generally better than usual., Second hand book – please see important information
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Comments: 1965 Micro Methods reprint, A poor copy with no dust jacket and fairly worn, Second hand book – please see important information
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Rowley -  Anacampseros, Avonia, Grahamia A Grower's Guide
Another fascinating book from this author which covers all aspects of history, habitat, botany, cultivation and species that you would expect, all well illustrated. 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 80 pages
 
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Andersohn -  Cacti and Succulents
An attractively produced book covering all aspects of the plants and hobby, from habitat through cultivation and selected species, well illustrated. 8 ½ x 7 ¾ 1983 312 pages
 
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van Wyk -  Guide to the Aloes of South Africa
Covers the 125 species found within South Africa, with a description and distribution map on one page and typically 3 colour photos on the page opposite. 302 pages 1996 9 ¾ x 6 ¾
 
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Taylor -  The Genus Echinocereus
A Kew Monograph, this gives Nigel Taylor's view of the genus with both technical information of each specie plus interesting and useful information for the grower. 160 pages plus 12 colour plates of paintings by Christabel King. 1985 9 ½ x 6 ¼
 
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Jacobsen -  Lexicon of Succulent Plants
Although less comprehensive than the 3 volume handbook, it is more recent and includes some extra species. An affordable and manageable reference to the other succulents which is still useful. 664 pages 1974 9 ½ x 7
 
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View larger image of 'Copiapoa'Charles -  Copiapoa
A well illustrated account with colour photos from an enthusiastic specialist on the subject. 80 pages 1998 9 ½ x 6 ½
 
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View larger image of 'To the Habitats Of Pediocactus and Sclerocactus'Hochstatter -  To the Habitats Of Pediocactus and Sclerocactus
The first of three books by this author on these cold hardy but challenging to grow plants, describing his travels in search of them. 170 pages including 16 of colour photos. (1990) 9 ¾ x 6 ¾
 
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Zappi -  Pilosocereus - The Genus in Brazil
A thorough review of the genus, whilst somewhat technical, has plenty to interest. Well illustrated with colour and B&W photos, as well as attractive botanical sketches. 160 pages. 1994 9 ¾ x 7 ¼
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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Hammer & Barnhill -  Lithops - Treasures of the Veld
First edition
 
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Innes & Glass -  Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Cacti
Many colour photos - typically 4 - 6 per page, of both plants in habitat and cultivation make this an interesting book. Covers a wider range of plants than the Preston-Mafham illustrated dictionary, especially columnar plants and epiphytes. 320 pages 1991 11 ¼ x 9 ¾
 
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View larger image of 'Namaqualand - a succulent desert'Cowling & Pierce & Patterson-Jones -  Namaqualand - a succulent desert
This fascinating book takes in all aspects of how plants cope with their environment in this fascinating part of South Africa. Lavishly illustrated with colour photos, the native fauna is not ignored, either. 156 pages. 1999 12 x 10 ¾
 
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Duncan -  Lachenalia Handbook
These distinctive bulbs are given their own monograph which starts with their history and classification through cultivation before describing the species, which are very well illustrated with a great many colour photos and one plate of botanic art. 1988 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 71 pages plus 36 pages of colour photos
 
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Smith et al -  List of Southern African Succulent Plants
Arranged by family, this book gives a brief introduction to each family, along with a distribution map, and in many cases a sketch of an example plant. This is then followed by a list of genera and species. 175 pages plus 8 pages of colur reproductions of plants. 1997 10 x 7 ½
 
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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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View larger image of 'Richtersveld - The Enchanted Wilderness'Williamson -  Richtersveld - The Enchanted Wilderness
This sumptuously illustrated book covers the geology, people, climate, survival strategies floristic zones of the plants and fauna of the area, written by an expert and excellent writer 258 pages 2000 12 x 10 ¾ Revised edition 2010 has 260 pages and is almost identical with original except for names brought up to date, extended epilogue and a very few changes to illustrations.
 
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Backeberg -  Cactus Lexicon
Still a classic, with many hundreds of plants described. 828 pages including 280 pages of photos, with about 25% in colour. 1977 English edition of the 1976 German edition. 9 ½ x 6 ½
 
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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
 
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Borg -  Cacti
Although somewhat outdated, it is still a useful classic. 512 pages and 63 pages of B&W photos. 1970 4th edition 8 ½ x 5 ½
 
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Preston-Mafham -  Madagascar – a Natural History
Whilst only a small proportion of the book is on the plants of the Island, the pictures from this renowned wild life photographer of the wildlife are very appealing. 224 pages with numerous colour photos. 12 ¼ x 9 ¼
 
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Pilbeam -  Sulcorebutia and Weingartia - a Collector's Guide
A good guide to these colourful easy to flower cacti, with descriptions of the species and mono photos of many forms not illustrated in colour. 144 pages plus 24 pages of colour photos. 1985 10 x 7 ½
 
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Pizzetti -  Macdonald Encyclopedia of Cacti
300 species described, each with a colour photo two to a page. A useful and interesting book. 384 pages 1985 7 ½ x 4 ½
 
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View larger image of 'Cacti and Succulents in Habitat'Preston-Mafham -  Cacti and Succulents in Habitat
Ever wanted to know how these plants survive in habitat? Then this book gives a fascinating visual and narrative account. 159 pages with over 170 colour photos. 1995 9 ½ x 7 ½
 
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Preston-Mafham -  Cacti - The Illustrated Dictionary
Packed with good quality colour photos, 6 to a page, covering the "Globular" species. 224 pages 1991 10 ¾ x 8 ¾
 
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Comments: , Fading to spine of dust jacket and top of the front. Otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
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Schwantes -  Cultivation of the Mesembryanthemaceae
An early classic with useful information, illustrated with 65 black and white photos. 1954 8 ¾ x 5 ¾ 88 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Mesembs of the World'Smith -  Mesembs of the World
A well illustrated account of these succulent plants, with half the pages devoted to colour photos, along with good information of each genera. 405 pages 1998 9 ¾ x 6 ¾
 
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Benson -  The Cacti of Arizona
The third edition of this book is another well researched volume, with many colour as well as B&W photos, sketches and maps. 1969 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 218 pages
 
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Barthlott -  Cacti
Whilst it covers the usual range of topics for such a book, such as cultivation and species to grow, this book is unusual for other topics it goes into, such as their uses, the photomicrographs of seeds, pollen and spines, and the inclusion of more epiphytic cacti than most other books. 249 pages including 84 pages of colour photos. 1979 8 ¼ x 5 ½
 
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Haage, Walter -  Cacti & Succulents - a practical handbook
How many of us started with this book – a wonderful introductory book for its time, both for its content as well as those many sketches down the side of the pages as well as the many good for its time colour photos? How many well worn copies are there still around?! 1963 9 ½ x 5 ½ 264 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Succulents in Nature'Guglielmone & Costanzo -  Succulents in Nature
A rather different and interesting book which looks at the concerns over succulent plant conservation. A brief introduction considers the evolution of succulent plants followed by the places and environments where they occur in the world. The areas of the world where they occur are then each considered in detail with their individual factors with final sections considering the risks and hotspots – places where there are unusually large numbers of species. Well illustrated with many interesting colour photos and maps. 2012 8 ¾ x 8 ¾ 128 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Cacti of Texas in their natural habitat'Konings, Gertrud & Ad -  Cacti of Texas in their natural habitat
A fairly large format book in which the authors cover all 136 species to be found in Texas. Designed to be attractive and understandable to non cactus specialists, it is artistically designed with many mainly larger colour photos usually including flowers and fruits, accompanied by non technical descriptions. Brief introductory sections cover the habitats where they can be found and general identification help, and concise location information and compact distribution maps complete the book. 2009 10 ¾ x 11 ½ 216 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Echinocereus'Pilbeam, John -  Echinocereus
This well known and respected author does it again, and produces a book for the grower of these popular and attractive plants. Their distribution is covered in some detail with 8 pages of full page maps which shows which states of the USA and Mexico each taxon is found in. Cultivation and classification are covered before going on to consider each taxon, which are based on the New Cactus Lexicon with some more recent additions which the author thinks have merit. Concise descriptions (as the author believes there has been a lot of detail published elsewhere) are given for each along with comments, with colour photos, many in quite large format. 2011 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 176 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Echinocactus'Donati & Zanovello -  Echinocactus
Following on quickly from their Epithelantha book, this one looks at plants towards the opposite end of the size scale! It starts with the history of the plants, geographical distribution, ethnobotany and uses (anyone for Echinocactus “Marmalade”?) before going on to the species including “Homolocephala”. There are descriptions, distribution with map, ecology and cultivation, and each is preceded with a narrative of the author’s experiences when seeing the plants in habitat. Final sections look at general cultivation considerations, pests, propagation and bibliography. Well illustrated with many colour photos mainly in habitat, many large format. Translated from the Italian edition. 2011 9 ½ x 6 ½ 86 pages.
 
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Wiggins, Ira -  Flora of Baja California
After a good length introduction to the area the plants are described in great detail with sketches and keys. 1980 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 1025 pages
 
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Roberts, Norman -  Baja California Plant Field Guide
Quite long introduction to the area geology, climate and phytogeographic areas and keys to the plants, before the plants are illustrated with typically 4 colour photos per page with descriptions on the opposite page. 1989 9 x 6 309 pages
 
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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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Struik (Publisher) -  Wild Flowers of South Africa
.A very attractive book with good quality colour photos arrnaged by plant family with a brief introduction to each of them. 127 pages 1996 revised second edition.
 
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Kattermann -  Eriosyce
A comprehensive revision of mainly what have previously be known as Neoporteria/Neochilenia, and somewhat controversial especially for that! Well illustrated with colour photos and sketches. 176 pages 1994 10 x 7 ¼
 
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Gentry -  Agaves of Continental North America
The classic book on the subject which describes the plants in great detail. Numerous B&W photos, sketches and maps, and just the one colour photo. 1982 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 670 pages
 
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Benson, Lyman -  The Cacti of the United States and Canada
A monumental book on these plants, well detailed and with many B&W photos and sketches and 194 colour photos. 11 ¼ x 8 ¼ 1044 pages 1982
 
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Anderson, Edward -  Peyote - The Divine Cactus
All you’d want to know about the plant, how it has been used in ceremonies, the experience, medical use, chemistry, botany etc. 1980 9 x 8 248 pages
 
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View larger image of 'A Cactus Odyssey: Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina'James D. Mauseth, Roberto Kiesling & Carlos Ostolaza -  A Cactus Odyssey: Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina
Subtitled “Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina", this is the very readable account of the Authors’ travels through the countries searching for the plants, and giving interesting insights about them on the way. A remarkable book. 2002 Timber Press 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 306 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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Bayer, Bruce -  The New Haworthia Handbook
His second book on the subject, presenting must information in a very readable and well presented fashion. 1982 9 ½ x 6 ½ 124 pages plus 20 pages of colour photos
 
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View larger image of 'Agaves, Yuccas, and related plants. A gardener's guide'Irish -  Agaves, Yuccas, and related plants. A gardener's guide
A non-technical guide through the agave family, arranged alphabetically. 39 pages on cultivation. Key to Agave. A practical promenade through the wonderful world of agaves and related genera. 100 colour photos of good quality. Certain to get you hooked, or rather spiked, if not already a convert. 2000 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 312 pages plus 72 pages of colour photos.
 
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Hunt, David -  A New Review of Mammillaria Names
1987 Reprinted in consolidated form from volumes 1 – 5 of Bradleya. 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 128 pages
 
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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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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
 
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Comments: 1976 reprint in single case box, Very worn set, especially the spines which are also very faded with some marks, Second hand book – please see important information
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Lawrie, Ian -  Coryphantha and Associated Genera
A useful booklet not just on Coryphantha but also Escobaria, Cumarinia, Neobesseya, Neolloydia, Normanbokea, Gymnocactus, Thelocactus and Pelecyphora. Numerous B&W illustrations. 1988 8 ¼ x 6 72 pages
 
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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 '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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Hildyard ed -  Haworthiad Special Edition Hybrids & Cultivars
A compendium of articles by a number of authors on various subjects, well illustrated with colour photos. 2011 11 ½ x 8 ¼ 40 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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Cullmann & Gotz & Groner -  The Encyclopedia of Cacti
An introductory book which doesn’t pitch itself at a low level. About one third is introduction to growing the plants, and the rest an A-Z of Cacti to grow with good colour illustrations. 340 pages 1984 10 ¾ x 8 ½
 
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Comments: , A poor copy with dust jacket very worn and text block well used, Second hand book – please see important information
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Martin & Chapman -  Succulents and their Cultivation
Covers the entire range of the "other" succulent plants. An ideal introduction to the subject. 299 pages plus 16 pages of B&W/colour photos. 1977 8 ¾ x 5 ½
 
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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
 
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Haselton -  Epiphyllum handbook. An introduction to the Orchid Cacti
2003 Xerox facsimile of the 1951 reissue (first published 1946) - so the photos are not reproduced as well as the original, 162 text-figs (mainly photos), A comprehensive guide to the epicacti. This is the third reissue of the 1951 version in a spiral binding. 2003 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 231 pages
 
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Rauh -  Bromeliad Lexicon
The standard comprehensive encyclopaedia on these plants - the identical book was also published under the title “Bromeliads for Home, Garden and Greenhouse”. 431 pages plus 134 colour and 315 B+W photos. 1979 9 x 6 ½
 
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View larger image of 'Gymnocalycium in Habitat and Culture'Charles, Graham -  Gymnocalycium in Habitat and Culture
A welcome new book on a popular genus of Cacti from a well known author in the Cactus Plant World. Based on his extensive experience of cultivating these plants and observing them in habitat, the book is written in his usual informative and easy to read style. After brief introductory sections on their history, characteristics, classification, cultivation, habitat and distribution, the bulk of the book covers the 56 species that he recognises. For each species and recognised sub-species there is a full description, etymology (meaning of the species name), distribution with a map, conservation status, history, commentary and cultivation information. The 624 colour illustrations cover the typical countryside they live in as well as plants in habitat, historic illustrations and plants in cultivation, and show some of the variation in the species. Final sections cover further reading, references, chromosome counts, cristate and variegated plants and Graham’s collection numbers. All that the grower would want. 2009 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 288 pages
 
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Price: £(GBP)48.00
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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
 
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Lamb, Brian -  A Guide to Cacti of the World
An A-Z of the more generally cultivated cactus plants, with descriptions and good colour photos, many in larger format than usual. 1991 11 x 8 ½ 215 pages
 
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Reynolds, G W -  The Aloes of Tropical Africa and Madagascar
197 species are described, each illustrated in B&W photos, along with 106 colour photos. Still a classic on these plants after more than 40 years. 1966 10 ¾ x 7 ¾ 537 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The Plantfinder's Guide to Cacti & Other Succulents'Grantham & Klaassen -  The Plantfinder's Guide to Cacti & Other Succulents
A general introduction to these plants, with very much an emphasis on the "other" succulents, including a good helping of both the new and old as well as the familiar and the less so, 192 pages. 1999 David & Charles 10 ½ x 8
 
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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
 
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Buxbaum -  Cactus culture based on biology
Seminal work on plant nutrition, and sets out Buxbaum's phylogenies. 23 colour photos in 12 plates, 95 text-figs, 7 folding maps 1958 8 ¾ x 5 ¾ 224 pages
 
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Craib -  Hystrix - The natural habitat and cultivation of some southern African succulent Pelargoniums Part 1
Observations on the ecology of South African Geraniaceae, and hints on their cultivation. Also includes hints on seed raising. 1992 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 27 pages
 
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Brown & Tischer & Karsten -  Mesembryanthema
A classic of it time on the Mesembs, with many B&W photos, and descriptions in English, German and Dutch along with an introduction to their cultivation and ecology. 1931 10 x 7 ½ 323 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Unusually still has its dust jacket with some tears fading and mark down its back but at least it has one!, Second hand book – please see important information
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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