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View larger image of 'Seed-diversity in the Cactaceae subfamily Cactoideae'Barthlott & Hunt -  Seed-diversity in the Cactaceae subfamily Cactoideae
Largely based on research from the 1970s, this book has 86 pages of SEM pictures, 4 species per page with an overall picture and close-up of each, to illustrate the variation within the seeds of these plants. These are supported by an introductory section, descriptions of each specie’s seeds, and a survey of other literature relating to the subject. 2000 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ 173 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Cacti - Biology and Uses'Nobel ed, Park -  Cacti - Biology and Uses
A series of essays by research scientists dealing with structure, classification, ecology, food derivatives, breeding systems, and predators of cacti. For a semi-technical readership. 2002 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 280 pages
 
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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: Slight war to cover, New
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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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight fading to spine of dust jacket but otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
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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: , Ex library with ownership written inside. But none the less still in pretty good condition., Second hand book – please see important information
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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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Fading to the spine of the dust jacket, and slight score down front of it., Second hand book – please see important information
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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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Comments: Ex library with ownership written inside. Surface of cover quite worn and marked, and less good copy than some., Second hand book – please see important information
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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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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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Comments: , Tear to top of spine and fading to dust jacket which is a bit worn, Second hand book – please see important information
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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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: The dust jacket has a few tears and minor loss, and is protected in a plastic cover the fixing tape of which has stained the adjoining fly pages front and rear. Otherwise very good., 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
 
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Ritter -  Kakteen in Sudamerika
Published in four volumes as follows: 1: Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, 2: Argentina, Bolivia, 3: Chile, 4: Peru, Field number list, & general index. Total 1692 pages and 1416 photos (mainly B&W) Numerous descriptions, including new taxa, all in German. Essential for the dedicated South American Cactus fan. 1979-81 8 x 5 ½
 
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Appenzeller -  Feldnummern-Liste Steven Brack der Gattungen Coryphantha, Escobaria, Mammillaria und Neolloydia
Listed by genus, in both speices and collection number order. 1996 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
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Rowley, Gordon -  Field numbers of succulent plants
GR numbers 1-614 (1968-83), with names and localities. 4 composite sketches + 5 black and white photos 1986 6 ½ x 5 59 pages
 
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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 'Bromeliaceae III'Oliva-Esteve, Francisco -  Bromeliaceae III
A well illustrated account with colour photos of the plants the author has encountered in Venezuela showing both the plants and their habitats, along with descriptions of them. 2002 13 x 9 ¾ 274 pages
 
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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
 
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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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Thulin -  Flora of Somalia
A series of 4 volumes, all 10 ¾ x 7 ½
 
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Comments: Covers the Angiospermae (Tiliaceae-Apiaceae) 1999 303 pages, , Second hand book – please see important information
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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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Fleming & Valiente-Banuet ed -  Columnar cacti and their mutualists. Evolution, ecology, and conservation
Submissions by 29 contributors, with lots of data on north American cereoid classification. 70 text-figs 2002 9 ½ x 6 ½ 371 pages
 
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Comments: Damaged dust cover, New
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View larger image of 'Baja California und seine Inseln'Wolf, F & R -  Baja California und seine Inseln
For those addicted to Cactus books (and I can understand it!), it gets increasingly difficult to find new acquisitions. Well this book could solve the problem! It is a lavishly illustrated book on the area, with the main focus on the Cactus plants, but does include other aspects of the area making it something of a travelogue. Entirely in German, but we’re all good Europeans now so that shouldn’t be a problem! 1999 12 x 8 ¼ 424 pages
 
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Comments: Whilst new the dust jacket is quite worn., New
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View larger image of 'Schumannia 4 - Biodiversity & Ecology Volume 2'Thiede et al -  Schumannia 4 - Biodiversity & Ecology Volume 2
A German produced equivalent to “Bradleya” which publishes articles too long or technical for its parent journal KUAS, this issue concentrates on the succulent plants of Africa. Mostly dual language German and English but occasionally articles are in German only. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2004 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 250 pages
 
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Comments: Slight wear from storage, New
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View larger image of 'The Smallest Kingdom'Fraser, Mike & Liz -  The Smallest Kingdom
I have been a fan of the authors’ two previous books – the charming paintings by Liz and the engrossing text by Mike. This time it is just on the plants, and chronicles the botanical exploration of the Cape, the people who did it and features the main groups of plants which have been introduced to cultivation. In addition to Liz’s paintings there are also many contemporary illustrations and some colour photos. 2011 11 ½ x 9 ¾ 220 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Japanese Hybrid Astrophytum'Pavlica & Saeki -  Japanese Hybrid Astrophytum
This is a book like no other! It is a visual celebration of the fantastic variation that has been bred in to Astrophytums – body form, variegation, flowers - primarily in Japan but more recently in the Czech Republic. And in addition it covers the people involved in it, techniques for hybridisation and propagation especially to accelerate their growth. 1603 colour illustrations 314 pages English 12 x 8 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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Johnson, Matthew -  Cacti, other Succulents, and Unusual Xerophytes of Southern Arizona
A compact non-technical pocket guide to around 80 plants, one per page with description and 1 – 3 photos, plus a brief guide to the area. 2004 8 x 4 96 pages
 
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Comments: , , New
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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
 
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View larger image of 'Echinocereus : Die Sektion Echinocereus'Blum, Felix & Bauer -  Echinocereus : Die Sektion Echinocereus
Another in the series of well researched and produced books by the German Echinocereus Society with all the technical information on their classification along with many colour photos showing plants both in habitat and cultivation with their variability, plus distribution maps, SEM photos, flower cross sections etc. German language 2012 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ 336 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Baja California Plant Field Guide - 3rd edition'Rebman & Roberts -  Baja California Plant Field Guide - 3rd edition
A very chunky book with a notable pedigree – being the third edition – which starts by giving the climate, geology and ecological regions and impact of invasive non native plants. The plants are listed by family and the plants are each given quite readable descriptions and colour photo adjacent to it. 2012 9 ¼ x 6 451 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
 
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Comments: Three volumes, , New
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View larger image of 'Echinocereus - die parkeri-Gruppe'Felix & Blum -  Echinocereus - die parkeri-Gruppe
Looks at the 5 subspecies the authors recognise of the parkeri section, and also nivosus, with descriptions, distribution map, SEMs of seeds and herbarium specimens, well illustrated with many colour photos of varying size from full page to 7 per page. German text with a very brief abstract in English. 2011 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ 144 pages
 
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Benson -  Cactaceae, in Lundell, C. L., Flora of Texas 2(2).
Completes Benson's trilogy of regional cactus floras, prior to launching his magnum opus on the cacti of USA. 14 graphic botanical plates with analysis, 1969 10 x 7 97 pages
 
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Metzing & Ditsch -  Schumannia 5
A German produced equivalent to “Bradleya” which publishes articles too long or technical for its parent journal KUAS. This issue has articles on Sempervivum, Praecereus, Bryophyllums, Didiereaceae, Nyctocereus, Pelargonium, and pulque. In this issues all are dual language German and English. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2008 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 206 pages
 
View larger image of 'The Echinocerei of Baja California/Die Echinocereen der Baja California'Frank, Ohr & Romer -  The Echinocerei of Baja California/Die Echinocereen der Baja California
The 12 recognised species are described, and are illustrated with 347 colour photos, many in habitat and those in cultivation with documented plants, and 26 seed SEM photos. Dual English and German text. 2001 8 ½ x 6 341 pages
 
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South West Africa Scientific Society -  Dinteria
9 ½ x 7
 
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Comments: No 25 includes Williamson Preliminary account of the floristic zones of the Sperrgebiet Protected Diamond 1 Grazing gradients in the Highland savanna of Namibia, , New
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Breuer, Zimmer, & Gilmer & Thomas -  Schumannia 2
Consists of 3 articles. The first by Breuer on Haworthia in German, the second by Zimmer on seed germination and temperature, and the last by Gilmer & Thomas on Tephrocactus in German with an English translation, with many colour photos, sketches, maps etc. 1998 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 141 pages
 
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Luthy -  The cacti of CITES Appendix I. CITES Identification Manual
Prepared as an identification aid for enforcers of CITES legislation, and only a limited number have been distributed for sale to the public. The CD-ROM carries no new data that is not already found in the book itself. The author was assisted by Ursula Moser, and the charming sketches are by Urs Woy. 2001 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 264 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Succulents for the Garden'Schulz & Kapitany -  Succulents for the Garden
Written by two Australian nurserymen, this is a well illustrated account of what plants to grow and where to grow them. Many good size and quality photos. 2000 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 96 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Echinocereus -  Wilcoxia'Blum, Felix & Waldeis -  Echinocereus - Wilcoxia
Looks at the 6 species and one sub species the authors recognise of the wilcoxia section , with descriptions, distribution map , SEMs of seeds and herbarium specimens, well illustrated with many colour photos of varying size from full page to 4 per page. German text with a very brief abstract in English. 2008 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ 142 pages
 
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