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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: , Some wear to dust jacket, including slight scores and catch to edge., Second hand book – please see important information
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Humphrey, Robert -  The Boojum and it's Home
A fascinating look at this distinctive plant and its ecology. 90 B&W photos, tables and maps. 1974 9 x 6 214 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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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
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Weniger -  Cacti of the South-West
Much admired for the very detailed data recorded of the plants of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana, but with a rather strange and narrowly defined nomenclature. 184 good sized colour photos. 1972 11 ¾ x 9 ½ 249 pages plus 64 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Dust jacket has been protected by plastic cover which is taped to inside flyleaf of cover with staiiing, but it has stopped the worst of the wear and tears which copies usually have and this one has only slight wear for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
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Engelmann, George -  Cactaceae of the Boundary
One of the great classics! 78 pages plus 75 pages of attractive and detailed drawings. 1859 11 x 8 ½
 
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Backeberg -  Die Cactaceae
The classic monumental work first published 1958 – 62 in 6 volumes, with over 4000 pages and 3500 mainly monochrome illustrations. German language. 9 ½ x 7
 
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Volume 5 only reprint edition. Cereoideae - Echinocactus through t Mamillaria via many of the more popular Genera, With slip case, New
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Reynolds, Gilbert -  The Aloes of South Africa
Still a classic of it’s time, well illustrated with many photos, mainly B&W as well as a number of colour photo plates which depend on the edition.. 10 ¾ x 7 ½ 526 pages
 
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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight fading to the spine of the dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region'Pooley -  A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region
Illustrates about 2400 species with a colour photo, typically 6 - 10 per page, with description and distribution map on the opposite page. Includes the Drakensberg. Remarkably comprehensive. 630 pages 1998 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: Second impression 2005, , New
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Jeppe -  Natal Wild Flowers
A lovely book which describes 284 of the more showy wild flowers of the region, and illustrates them with the authors attractive watercolours in composite full page colour plates. 1975 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 118 pages plus 56 pages of colour plates
 
Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park'van Wyk -  Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park
That it’s now in its fifth edition after nearly 25 years is a good indication of the quality and usefulness of this book. Over 200 species are covered, one per page with concise description and photos showing the overall form plus close ups of bark, leaves, flowers and fruit. 2008 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 272 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
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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
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Marshall & Bock -  Cactaceae
Produced as a supplement to Britton & Rose’s volumes to include all the more recently described genera. Many good sketches and black and white photos along with the updated information. 1941 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 227 pages
 
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Gunn & Codd -  Botanical Exploration of Southern Africa
The first 70 pages are an historical outline up to about 1750, whilst the rest is a dictionary of the Plant Collectors. 1981 11 x 8 400 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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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
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
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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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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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Polhill -  Crotalaria in Africa and Madagascar
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Parent & Bush -  Wildflowers across Texas
Whilst primarily an attractively produced book of mainly large format well reproduced colour photos of many of their native plants, there is also a 13 page introduction by Laura Bush. 12 ¼ x 9 ¼ 2002 112 pages
 
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Comments: , New
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Germishuizen, Gerrit -  Illustrated Guide to the Wildflowers of Northern South Africa
A tall pocket style guide to over 600 of the more commonly found plants in the region, with a brief description and and colour painting by Brenda Clarke. 2000 Briza Publications 8 ½ x 4 224 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
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View larger image of 'Chihuahua'Rischer -  Chihuahua
The book is produced by the Echinocereus Study Group in Germany, and is a travelogue divided up in to 7 trips of the author’s visits. Whilst Echinocereus are the focus, all the other plants encountered - Cacti, other Succulents and non succulents - also feature, as do the wild life, scenery (including snow), architecture and people of the area. It is well illustrated, and the text is dual German with an English translation. 2007 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 405 pages.
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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View larger image of 'In Search of Remarkable Trees - On Safari in Southern Africa'Pakenham, Thomas -  In Search of Remarkable Trees - On Safari in Southern Africa
Following on from his initial book on British Trees, and the International sequel and special on just Baobabs, this book follows the same successful format concentrating on Southern African trees. In addition to the Baobabs, which are favourite of his, there are Aloes (dichotoma – kokerboem, pillansii & barberiae), pachypodiums, cussonia, welwitschias, erythrina, figs, yellowwoods, palms, sesamothamnus, leadwoods, protea, sausage tree, olive, leucodendron, cycads and others including some imported from around the world. Marvellously illustrated with mostly large format colour photos, and with his characteristic commentary. 2007 11 ¾ x 9 ¼ 208 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , New
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View larger image of 'Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls - revised edition'Kingsbury & Dunnett -  Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls - revised edition
Whilst this book does have a section on plants suitable for this purpose, it’s main strengths are the practicalities and artistic approaches to these interesting features, well illustrated with many colour photos. 2008 9 ½ x 8 328 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £25), New
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View larger image of 'The Waterberg - the natural splendours and the people'Taylor, Hinde & Holt-Biddle -  The Waterberg - the natural splendours and the people
Looks at this less well known area of South Africa, now a biosphere reserve, from the earliest days of exploration and settlement, through the people and wildlife (plants do get a look in!) to be found there to the present day of conservation. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2003 9 ¾ x11 ¾ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Smith, Andrew -  Illustrations of The Zoology of South Africa
A facsimile reproduction of the original first published 1838-49 in three volumes, Mammals (53 colour plates), Birds (114 colour plates) and Reptiles/Fish/Invertebrates (113 colour plates) 1977 13 x 9 ½ 259, 494 and 596 pages.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Copy 69 of 350., Very slight discolouring to the edges of some of the pages., Second hand book – please see important information
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Ross, J H -  A Conspectus of the African Acacia Species
Describes their classification and some of the characteristics employed in the keys, etc before giving a key to the species followed by descriptions with sketch illustrations and one colour plate. Memoirs of the Botanical Survey of South Africa No 44 1979 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 155 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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View larger image of 'Gerhard Dreyer's Wild Flowers'Dreyer & van Jaarsveld -  Gerhard Dreyer's Wild Flowers
An attractive posthumous compilation of some of the marvellous photographs taken by Dreyer’s both panoramas and close ups well reproduced accompanied by informative text by Ernst van Jaarsveld. 2003 8 ¾ x 11 ¼ 80 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to dust jacket, New
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View larger image of 'East of the Cape - Conserving Eden'Cowling & Pearce -  East of the Cape - Conserving Eden
Fernwood Press’s final natural history book continued their tradition of producing well researched and attractive books on interesting subjects. In this one the area covered is the meeting point of 6 of Africa’s biomes – Forest, Grassland, Savannah, Nama-Karoo, Succulent Karoo and Fynbos on the south eastern coast astride the border between the summer and winter rainfall areas. Those who have been down the Garden Route will have travelled through it. It has been neglected until recently in spite of its incredible diversity of plant and animal life at the meeting of these biomes, as well as its own speciality – “Thicket”. The book looks at all aspects of the natural history and the peoples of the area, how it developed and how it can be conserved for the future. Deserves to be as well known as their other books on Fynbos, Namaqualand, Table Mountain ..... Took some tracking down to get hold of it – and was well worth the effort. 2009 12 x 9 ¼ 168 pages
 
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Comments: , New
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Harris, Cornwallis -  Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa
An extremely large full size facsimile reproduction of the 1840 original. 30 scenic depictions of wildlife in its environment with his descriptions.. 1976 23 ½ x 16 ¾ 175 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Number 401 of and edition of 550, Decorated boards which have bowed slightly. Slight discolouration to the binding., Second hand book – please see important information
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Daniell -  African Scenery & Animals
A very large book of facsimile reprint of the 29 aquatint plates originally published in 1804-5 with their original descriptions plus additional commentaries to explain them further, along with an introduction to the method of original reproduction and the background to the book and author. 1976 24 x 18 144 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Number 79 of an edition of 500, Decorated boards which have bowed slightly, and with some indentations and rubbing to the back cover., Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Forest Plants in the Forest and in the Garden'Pooley, Elsa -  Forest Plants in the Forest and in the Garden
An unusual book as though this book is primarily about some of the plants to be found in the Forest biome along the southern coast edge of South Africa, it also has some comments about growing them in the (South African) garden. Over 100 plants are described with a colour photograph, and some of the birds and animals associated with them are also covered. 2006 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 72 pages
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: , New
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Various editors -  Flora of Southern Africa
Keys,detailed descriptions, sketches, distribution maps etc. 9 ½ x 7 ¼ number of pages varies
 
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Comments: Volume 7 1983 76 pages Iridaceae part 2 Ixiodeae Fascicle 2 Syringodea and Romulea, Slight marks to cover, Second hand book – please see important information
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Comments: Volume 13 1970 221 pages, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Comments: Volume 16 part 2 1977 138 pages Fabaceae - part 2 Caesalpinioideae, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 22 1976 161 pages, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 26 1963 307 pages includes Apocynaceae, Bump to corner and general wear, Second hand book – please see important information
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Zohary, Michael -  Geobotanical Foundations of the Middle East
A pioneer and very thorough book based on the author’s 40 years studying the vegetation of the area. Two volumes in a single hardback book. Maps and black and white photos with a few colour plates. 1973 10 x 7 723 pages
 
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Gledhills, Eily -  Eastern Cape Veld Flowers
Brief introduction to the area is followed by concise descriptions of the plants with sketches on the opposite page. Four pages of attractive colour paintings. 1969 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 269 pages
 
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Wild & Drummond eds -  Kirkia volume VII part 1
This book packs in the colour photos of the plant as a whole and the leaves, bark, flowers and seeds to help identify the plants, along with a key based around region and concise descriptions. 2003 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 92 pages
 
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Carr, J D -  The South African Acacias
Describes the 43 then accepted species grouped under the authors own practical system. Many black and white photos and sketches illustrate the species, along with 8 pages of colour photos. 1976 10 ½ x 8 ¼ 323 pages
 
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Fourcade -  Check-List of the Flowering Plants of the Divisions of Geroge, Knysna, Humansdorp and Uniondale
As the title states this is purely a checklist of the plants by family with indication of the areas they has been reported from. Botanical Survey of South Africa Memoir No 20 1941 9 ½ x 6 127 pages
 
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Meredith ed -  The Grasses & Pastures of South Africa
The first part of the book deals with identification of the grasses to be found, whilst the second the management of them. Mostly black and white photos and sketches with 32 colour plates. 1955 9 ¾ x 7 ½ 771 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  Second impression 1959, Poor dust wrapper and the spine starting to split away from the book block., Second hand book – please see important information
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Fourcade -  Check-list of the Flowering Plants of the divisions of George, Knysna, Humansdorp and Uniondale
Organised by family and genus, it indicates which areas the plants can be found. Botanical Survey of South Africa Memoir No 20 1941 9 ½ x 6 127 pages
 
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View larger image of 'South African Parasitic Flowering Plants'Visser, Johann -  South African Parasitic Flowering Plants
A fascinating account of these little known plants, organised by family with a good introductory to each and many colour photos of the species. 1981 11 ¾ x 8 ½ 177 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Wear to dust jacket, New
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Jacobsen, W B G -  The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa
A detailed account of the popular plants with introductory sections on their distribution, ecology and plant communities they are found in before giving a key to families and genera which are then described in some detail and illustrated with black and white photos. 1983 11 ½ x 8 ½ 542 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to the edge of the dust jacket, and the first 40 pages have had some water staining to a bottom corner - the pages haven't stuck together but there is some discolouring and wrinkling., Second hand book – please see important information
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Moriarty -  Outeniqua Tsisikamma & Eastern Little Karoo
No 2 in the South African Wild Flower Guides. After a brief introduction, about 80 composite colour plates of paintings illustrate numerous species along with a description. 206 pages 1982 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: A poor copy, with the cover very creased and some marks, but the contents are clean, Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight folding to cover, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1997 updated edition with 223 pages including 10 additional colour plates., , New
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Mason -  Western Cape Sandveld Flowers
85 composite colour plates of her attractive paintings form the basis of the book, with description on the page opposite. 1972 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 203 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Lind & Tallantire -  Flowering Plants of Uganda
A good field guide type of book. 257 pages plus 14 pages of colour paintings and numerous line drawings. 1962 7 ¾ x 5
 
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Lighton -  Cape Floral Kingdom - revised edition
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Letty -  Wild Flowers of the Transvaal
174 colour plates of botanical paintings by Cythna Letty provide the basis of the book, with the text provided by Dyer/Verdoorn/Codd. A classic. 1962 10 ¾ x 7 ¾ 362 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very slight tears to the dust wrapper, which also has slight damp staining. Otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Cape Peninsula'Kidd -  Cape Peninsula
94 colour plates of paintings, arranged by month, plus descriptive notes of this popular area of South Africa for plants. 1950 8 ½ x 5 ¼ .
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1983 revised edition, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1996 revised edition with 239 pages, , New
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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
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , New
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Jackson -  Wild Flowers of Table Mountain
160 good colour photos make up half this book, which along with good descriptions and a brief introduction to Table Mountain, make this a very good book. 120 pages. 1977 11 ¾ x 9
 
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Eliovson -  Wild flowers of Southern Africa
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View larger image of 'The Woody Iridaceae - Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia'Goldblatt -  The Woody Iridaceae - Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia
Want to amaze your friends by knowing about these rather obscure genera of Nivenia, Klattia and Witsenia? Then this is the book for you, by this excellent author. 139 pages including 13 pages of colour reproduction of attractive paintings by Fay Anderson. 1993 9 ¼ x 6
 
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Courtenay-Latimer et al -  Flowering Plants of the Tsitsikama Forest and Coastal National Park
64 plates of paintings, plus descriptive notes. 136 pages. 1967. 7 ¾ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Poor copy with knocked corner and marked and discoloured cover but the contents are fine., Second hand book – please see important information
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Fabian & Germishuizen -  Transvaal Wild Flowers
134 composite colour plates of paintings of the plants are the heart of this book, with description on the opposite page. Over 700 species from 400 genera are illustrated. Although an expanded soft bound edition under the title “Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa” has subsequently been published, this larger format book does greater justice to the illustrations. 1982 12 x 9 292 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Bolus & Barclay & Steer -  A Second Book of South African Flowers
Gives a great deal of information on a wide range of SA plants in a character book of the 30’s. 214 pages with about 40 colour and 40 b&w plates. 1936 9 ¾ x 7 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
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Fabian & Germishuizen -  Wild flowers of Northern South Africa
This is an expanded edition of their 1982 Transvaal Wild Flowers. 472 pages including 220 pages of colour plates of composite paintings by Anita Fabian. 1997 9 x 7
 
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Comments: Fernwood Press book, specially imported from SA., , New
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Paterson-Jones -  Cape Floral Kingdom
Primarily a lavishly illustrated account with good photos of the plants of this area, with a limited but informative account of them. 144 pages 1997 10 ¼ x 9
 
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View larger image of 'Flowering Plants of Africa'Botanic Research Institute -  Flowering Plants of Africa
The long running series, originally "Flowering Plants of South Africa", published in South Africa which features native plants and illustrated with fine botanical art. Publication has recently been sporadic, and the makeup of the volumes has changed over the years. 11 x 7 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 50 part 2 1989 - includes 2 Aloes, 2 Tylecodons and Pelargonium ellaphieae, Some wear to cover, New
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 51 part 2 1991 - includes one Plectranthus and one Pelargonium, Some wear to cover, New
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 53 1994 - 101 pages including one Brachystelma, one Aloe, Decarya madagascariensis and one Gasteria, Some wear to cover, New
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 55 1997 111 pages including 2 Aloes, two Gasterias, One Haworthia, one Lachenalia, one Brachystelma and one Plectranthus., Some wear to cover, New
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Eliovson -  Discovering Wild Flowers in Southern Africa
Over 100 species illustrated with a colour photograph, plus some information about each plant. 253 pages. 1969 smaller format edition. 9 ¾ x 7
 
Cover: Hardback
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-  Our South African Flora
100 cigarette cards, plus 8 additional colour plates, mounted in an album, with brief information about SA plants 100 pages. 1941 10 x 8
 
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Delpierre & Du Plessis -  The Winter-growing Gladioli of South Africa
.After a brief view of the taxonomy, conservation and cultivation of the plants the major part of the book is a gallery of colour photos with concise descriptions. 1974 8 ¾ x 7 ¾ 71 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide'Crouch, Klopper & Burrows -  Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide
Building on the earlier book by Burrows, this weighty field guide style book starts with brief guidance on how to use it to identify plants, with almost the entire book given over to the descriptions of 321 species with description and distribution map on one page and colour photos on the opposite one. Arranged by family, Lycophytes are also covered. 2011 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 776 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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View larger image of 'Echinocereus - Die Sektion Wilcoxia'Blum, Felix & Waldeis -  Echinocereus - Die Sektion 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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View larger image of 'Cacti, Agaves and Yuccas of California and Nevada'Ingram, Stephen -  Cacti, Agaves and Yuccas of California and Nevada
A really attractive book which covers 60 species and is more than a field guide in that it looks at the natural history of these plants, including origins, ecology, conservation, cultivation and where to see them. 262 colour photos and 16 botanical watercolours illustrated them, and there are 52 range maps. 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ 244 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
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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
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , , New
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South West Africa Scientific Society -  Dinteria
9 ½ x 7
 
Cover: Softcover
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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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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Poor dust cover with fading, several small tears and an area at the bast of the spine missing., Second hand book – please see important information
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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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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Copy in better condition than many with minimal fading and edge wear, Second hand book – please see important information
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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
 
Cover: Hardback
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Bohnen -  Flowering Plants of the Southern Cape
80 full pages colour plates of composite botanical paintings illustrate the plants in a most attractive manner with concise descriptions and distribution information. 1986 12 x 8 ¼ 92 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
 
Cover: Hardback
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Van Wyk -  Wild flowers of South Africa
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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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View larger image of 'Table Mountain - a natural history'Pauw & Johnson -  Table Mountain - a natural history
The plant life gets good coverage in the book, along with some of the known interactions between the plants and animals, of which there are all sorts of interesting types. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 160 pages 1999 12 x 9 ¼
 
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Anon -  Some Protected Wild Flowers of the Cape Province
244 charming colour reproductions of paintings. The 1967 version of the book with additional plates. 5 ½ x 4 ¼
 
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View larger image of 'The Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs'Manning, Goldblatt & Snijman -  The Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs
The most comprehensive popular book on these attractive and widely grown plants, giving descriptions and habitat information, and limited cultivation advice. Well illustrated with many colour photos, and written by three South African plant experts. 2002 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 486 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'Grass Aloes in the South African Veld'Craib, Charles -  Grass Aloes in the South African Veld
Quite a long introduction section describes not only the expected aspects of taxonomy, growth cycles, pollination and seed dispersal, but also the role of fire and changes to habitat, but also the background to the botanical illustration and habitat sketches. Each species is given a very comprehensive description including habitats, growth cycle and cultivation, and illustrated with a beautiful full page colour botanical art illustration by Gillian Condy. On heavier paper than the Cotyledon book and in a slip case. Again a magnificent Umdaus Press production. 2005 12 ¾ x 9 ¼ 156 pages
 
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Van Wyk & Malan -  Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand.
Over 800 plants are illustrated with a colour photo, typically 4 - 7 to a page, arranged by flower colour and then by plant family. NB this book was re-issued as "Wild Flowers of the Highveld" 352 pages 1988 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
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View larger image of 'Mountain Flowers'Pooley, Elsa -  Mountain Flowers
A field guide style guide to the plants of the high altitude areas of the Drakensberg and Lesotho. Brief introductory sections describe the area and its environments before giving concise descriptions and colour photo of more than 1000 species to be found there. 2003 8 ½ x 6 320 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Slight bump, New
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Quite bumped copy, New
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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
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Umdaus Press book, , New
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Some wear especially to the corners, Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Umdaus Press book, Slight wear to cover, New
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Rice & Compton -  Wild Flowers of the Cape of Good Hope
The appeal of the book is the 250 coloured plates of attractive paintings. Brief information about the Cape region. 1950. 10 x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'A Journey with Friedrich Ritter along the Coast of Chile and Peru'Hoxey, Paul -  A Journey with Friedrich Ritter along the Coast of Chile and Peru
345 of Buining’s Historic Pictures from a trip with Friedrich Ritter to Chile and Peru in 1968-9 - fortunately they have survived remarkably well - with his account of their adventures translated from the Dutch first published in Succulenta. Paul has kept faithful to original names etc but has also supplementary notes relevant since that time. 2013 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 93 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)19.00
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Pearse -  Mountain Splendour
After a brief introduction to the geology and ecology of the Drakensberg Mountains, the book then presents a good guide to the plants, with one page giving descriptions and the opposite page typically 2 – 5 colour photos of the plants. 1978 11 ½ x 9 239 pages.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear and fading to the edge of the dust jacket, Second hand book – please see important information
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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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £28), New
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