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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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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
 
Cover: Hardback
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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: , Fading to spine and adjacent front of the dust jacket, and clear tape along the top of the front and top and bottom of the spine of it. Otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
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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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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.
 
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
 
Cover: Softcover
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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
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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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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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
 
Cover: Hardback
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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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
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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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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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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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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
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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 '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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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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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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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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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
 
Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'Aloes in Southern Africa'Smith & van Wyk -  Aloes in Southern Africa
The first part of the book looks at what is an Aloe, its near relatives, botany and ecology. Then it looks at the species by habitat type after which their possibilities for gardening are considered and finally a short section on their uses. The authors are well known experts on the plants and the book is very well illustrated with many colour photos. 2008 9 x 8 ¼ 136 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Lutz -  Feldliste Eberhard Lutz 1986 bis 1999. Sonderheft 1999 des A.f.M.
Lutz field numbers 1-673 for USA native cacti. 2 photos German 1999 8 ¼ x 6 55 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Cacti & Succulents of El Paso'Champie, Clarke -  Cacti & Succulents of El Paso
After an introduction to the botany of cacti and the other succulents, the main plants to be found are described and illustrated with many B&W photos. 1974 10 ¼ x 7 100 pages
 
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Stevens -  The systematic and evolutionary significance of phytochemical variation in the Eurasian Sedoideae and Sempervivoideae (Crassulaceae)
10 collected papers, previously published elsewhere, plus glossary and summary. 39 text-figs 1995 9 ¼ x 6 ½ 210 pages
 
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Knuth -  Geraniaceae
Reprint, originally 1912 from Engler, Das Pflanzenreich regni vegetabilis conspectus, Heft 53 Latin., 80 text-figs, pages uncut. A source-book for descriptions of all known species at that date. 198910 x 6 ½ 640 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Succulent Success in the Garden'Kapitany & Schulz -  Succulent Success in the Garden
A third book on the subject of the possible plants to grow outside in favourable climates, this time based on various locations where the plants can be grown, written by two Australian nurserymen, and again well illustrated with many good size and quality photos. 2001 9 ¾ x 7 ¼ 96 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Excelsa'Aloe, Cactus & Succulent Society of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe -  Excelsa
The theoretically annual, but in practice sporadic, journal of the society, supplemented by 4 occasional issues in the taxonomic series . In addition to publication dates being erratic so has been the size of the journal, and also due to the limitations of the production technology the physical condition (sepecially of the earlier issues) can sometimes be less perfect than other similar journals from other parts of the world, so copies may not be pristine – but any major faults will be mentioned. 9 ½ x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Card
Comments: Taxonomic series no 4 - A Revision of Huernia 197 pages 1988, Slight wear, New
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View larger image of 'Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden'Steens, Andrew -  Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden
Written by a New Zealand nurseryman, this book covers over 200 varieties from 28 genera suitable for outdoor cultivation in warmer climates. Well illustrated with many colour photos, this is also a very attractive book to browse for those of us who cannot grow them outside and can be used for inspiration for plants to grow indoors. 2003 10 x 8 ½ 198 pages
 
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Mays ed, Harry -  Succulent Liliaceae League of America and the Haworthia Review 1946-1948
A retypeset reprint of the Haworthia Review, originally edited by Jay Dodson, but now very rare. An introduction and index have been added by Harry Mays. 22 B&W photos, 1998 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 98 pages
 
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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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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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Comments: Slight fading to cover, 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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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 'South Africa - Paradise at the Continent's End'Waterkamp, Rainer -  South Africa - Paradise at the Continent's End
A colour picture album which depicts the variety of the people, animals and scenery of the country. 159 pages 12 ¼ x 9 ¾ 2007
 
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View larger image of 'Mountain Plants of Venezuela:  The Coastal Range:  The Andes and the Tepuis:  Bromeliads'Oliva-Esteve -  Mountain Plants of Venezuela: The Coastal Range: The Andes and the Tepuis: Bromeliads
A large (and heavy!) book this illustrates plants and habitats which we don’t often see in books. Divided in to four sections, coastal range, Andes, Tepuis (Guayana) and slightly puzzlingly Bromeliads and introductory section describes the various regions. Primarily a colour photo album, with good sized well reproduced pictures, there are also descriptions and some other interesting information. Quite a remarkable and different book. 2006 12 ½ x 9 ½ 335 pages
 
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Quinn, Meg -  Cacti of the Desert Southwest
80 cacti are each given a full page with a good size colour photo and description. 2001 9 x 6 88 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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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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Warren & Allan -  Philip's Guide to Deserts
A compact pocket type book which looks at dry landscapes with life, living and resources in them. Fourteen desert areas of the world are each fairly briefly described. Over 170 colour photos and maps etc 2006 7 ¾ x 5 208 pages
 
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Smith, Lyman -  Notes on Bromeliaceae 1 - XXX111
Detailed descriptions and keys illustrated with sketches. Reprinted from Phytologia 1953 – 1971 as contributions from the Reed Herbarium no XX 1971 (1983 reprint) 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ 666 pages
 
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Comments: , Slight fading/marks to the cover, New
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Arloing -  Recherches anatomiques sur le bouturage des cactées. Deuxime Thèse présentée la Faculté des Sciences de Paris. Annales des Sciences Naturelles: Botanique, Sér. 6, 4.
Reprint (first published 1877) of anatomical studies in Cereus, Echinopsis, Rhipsalis and other Cactaceae. 2 graphic plates French 2003 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 56 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Introduction to California Plant Life'Ornduff, Faber, Keeler-Wolf -  Introduction to California Plant Life
A compact pocket style book which explains the climate and physical environment of the plants before looking in more detail at various vegetation types and the evolution and exploration of the flora. 188 colour photos. 2003 7 ½ x 4 ¾ 341 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'Saxifrages'McGregor, Malcolm -  Saxifrages
This is a book for growers of these plants. Based on both seeing the plants in many of their habitats as well as cultivation, the author provides the best overview of the whole genus available. After brief introductory sections on the family taxonomy and habitat they are then covered by section, with information on their distribution, cultivation as well as describing species and many cultivars. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2008 10 ½ x 7 ½ 384 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight edge damage to a few of the pages (RRP £35), New
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View larger image of 'The Remarkable Baobab'Pakenham, Thomas -  The Remarkable Baobab
Whilst this well known author was going round the world looking at the trees to include in his marvellous book “Remarkable Trees of the World”, he fell in love with the Baobabs with the result that he devoted a book to just these trees. In addition to the African specie, which is probably the best known, he also saw 3 of the Madagascar species (slimmer and less craggy than the African trees) and the Australian specie (sort of mid way in form). As usual with this author, it is well written, and full of wonderful colour photos. Another interesting and attractive tree for Christmas reading. 143 pages 8 ¾ x 7 ¼ 2004
 
Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'A History of Succulent Plants'A check-list of Kenyan succulent plants, Gordon -  A History of Succulent Plants
Once again Gordon has produced something totally different by looking at the history of man’s involvement with succulent plants from the earliest records through to the modern hobby, written is his easygoing style, and illustrated with the widest and most wonderful selection of pictures, old and modern and as ever including the way out as only he could! 1997 10 x 10 409 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  Please note that Strawberry Press books are quite heavy and vulnerable to their corners being bumped in transit. I’m afraid that I cannot guarantee that there is no minor bumping on the copies I supply, but for those books with more serious damage I have reduced the price accordingly., New
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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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1986 quality reprint of 1859 original, Slight wear and marks to cover, Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Native Cacti of California'Benson -  Native Cacti of California
Sixteen pages of colour photos, plus numerous B&W photos, sketches and maps etc make this a very detailed look at these plants. 1969 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 243 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1993 printing, , New
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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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Comments: Original edition of volume 2 Cereoideae (Hylocereeae - Cereeae (Austorcereinae)), Its quite worn and the spine has split slightly but appears to be holding OK. No dust jacket., Second hand book – please see important information
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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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Hubert Earle -  Cacti of the Southwest
Many B&W photos of plants both in habitat and cultivation, along with descriptions, make this a useful reference. 1963 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 112 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Second edition with 23 pages of colour photos, additional species and 208 pages. 1980 printing, Some wear to the cover, Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
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Cover: Softcover
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Brown, David E -  Biotic Communities: Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico
A technical book for those who want to have a deeper understanding of these areas. 1994 11 x 8 ½ 346 pages
 
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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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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
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
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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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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
 
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View larger image of 'Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa'Smith & Crouch -  Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa
A useful compact introduction to 240 of the more common succulent plants of the area, typically 2 species to a page, with description, one or more colour photos and distribution map. 2009 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 136 pages
 
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Benson -  The Cacti of Arizona first edition
The first edition of what became a long running classic. Detailed descriptions with many black and white photos and a few in colour, plus some attractive colour paintings of flowers. 1940 9 x 6 34 pages
 
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Nobel -  Environmental Biology of Agaves and Cacti
An academic study of how cacti and agaves respond to their environmental factors, looking in detail at Agave deserti, Ferocactus acanthodes and Opuntia ficus-indica. Many text figures including some B&W photos. 1988 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 270 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Succulents of Southern Africa'Fransden, Robin -  Succulents of Southern Africa
The author has set out to produce the most comprehensive guide to these plants yet produced, and whilst it doesn’t cover every known specie it includes a tremendous number of them. After a brief introduction to the area and plants, there are also brief biographies of the main personalities who discovered and made the plants better known. The vast majority of the book covers the plants by family with concise descriptions on one page and colour photos, which have come from a number of sources, on the opposite page to the text. A glossary and selected bibliography are also included. It is a substantial book and has certainly achieved its aim. 2017 10 ½ x 8 ½ 504 pages
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Plowes & Drummond -  Wild flowers of Rhodesia
A useful book on the plants of this area, on which there is very little, with a brief introduction followed by 193 plants described with colour photos on the opposite page. 1976 6 ½ x 8 ½ Around 160 pages
 
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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
 
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Comments: 1997 updated edition with 223 pages including 10 additional colour plates., , New
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Eliovson -  Wild flowers of Southern Africa
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View larger image of 'Mapping the Cacti of Mexico Part 2 Mammillaria'Hernández & Gómez-Hinostrosa -  Mapping the Cacti of Mexico Part 2 Mammillaria
Following in the same fashion as the first part, this one covers one of the major and possibly most popular genera not previously included. Based on the New Cactus Lexicon classification the 54 maps cover 155 species of Mammillaria based on documented information from a wide range of herbarium sources – 68 in all. It is a very useful and interesting book, which in addition to the maps does provide additional information on the habitats the plants come from as well quite a number of colour photos of some of the plants both in habitat and cultivation. Volume 9 of Succulent Plant Research published by David Hunt. 2015 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 189 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The Gardener's Guide to Cactus'Calhoun, Scott -  The Gardener's Guide to Cactus
An introductory book covering 100 of the most attractive species with an emphasis on their use in landscaping and large pot cultivation. Aimed at the popular market, you have to like the common names under which the plants are listed – my favourite is “Lemon Pledge-Scented Pincushion” (for Mam baumii). Nevertheless there is much of interest in this book which starts with the usual introductory sections before going on to the plants organised by plant form and the information includes culinary uses! The colour photos include both plants in cultivation – in pots as well as bedded out - and habitat and there are some impressive clumps and attractive examples so well worth the inexpensive cost. 2012 9 x 8 227 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
 
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View larger image of 'The Curious World of Carnivorous Plants'Barthlott, Porembski,, Seine & Theisen -  The Curious World of Carnivorous Plants
Written by four academics who have the latest and widest perspective of these plants, this book covers their botany as well as cultivation, selection of species etc, well illustrated with many photos, including close-ups. 2007 10 ½ x 7 ¾ 224 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Epiphyllum volume 2'Supplie -  Epiphyllum volume 2
A second selection of 550 colour photos arranged A-Z and includes the parentage of 45 new hybrids. 2007 8 ½ x 6 80 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Succulent Container Gardens'Baldwin, Debra Lee -  Succulent Container Gardens
Want to display your plants in a more attractive and artistic manner? Then this book will give you a great many helpful ideas of what can be achieved and how to do it. Many colour photos of what the author has produced will encourage your attempts! 2010 9 ½ x 8 248 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Succulents for the Contemporary Garden'Cave, Yvonne -  Succulents for the Contemporary Garden
Readers in less warm parts of the world can dream (or it is a nice book with pictures of what the plants can look like!) of growing these fascinating plants to their best in the open air – and for those in warmer climes it provides a good manual of what to grow, and how to grow it. The author lives in New Zealand, and shows how many of these plants can be used to best advantage. 2002 10 x 8 ½ 176 pages
 
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South West Africa Scientific Society -  Dinteria
Sorry no description available - if you'd like to know more about this book then please ask.
 
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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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View larger image of 'The Southern African Plectranthus - and the art of turning shade to glade'van Jaarsveld & Thomas (illustrations) -  The Southern African Plectranthus - and the art of turning shade to glade
Following on from his first book on these plants 20 years ago, this is everything you’d hope from this well known botanist. It covers the history of their discovery and cultivation, his hunting for them in their natural habitats, garden uses in suitable climates, hybrids, distribution and ecology before going on to describe each of the 55 known and accepted SA species (and a couple of other) each illustrated with colour photos and a full page botanical illustration by Vicky Thomas. Maybe not the most popular of plants, but Fernwood Press have produced a book that will be enjoyed by many who haven’t previously been captivated by them. 2006 12 x 9 ¼ 176 pages
 
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Hunt - Compiled by -  CITES Cactaceae Checklist 3rd edition 2016
A technical publication listing synonyms and country where they grow in habitat, accepted as the standard reference at the 2016 meeting of the Parties to Cites. 2016 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 174 pages
 
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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
 
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Dyer, R A -  Flora of Southern Africa volume 27 part 4 - Brachystelma, Ceropegia and Riocreuxia
Key to the species with detailed descriptions and other information with sketches. 1980 9 ½ x 7 91 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Madagascar - a Paradise at Risk'Teissier, Botta & Blanchy -  Madagascar - a Paradise at Risk
Another of Cactus & Co’s well produced booklets which is packed with photos of the fascinating plants (and a few animals) from this marvellous country. 2006 9 x 6 ½ 64 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 '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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Singh, Meena -  Succulent Euphorbiaceae of India
Reproduces the first descriptions, with discussion. 39 graphics 1994 8 ¾ x 7 ½ 55 pages
 
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Schulz & Runyon -  Texas Cacti: Proceedings of the Texas Academy of Science Volume 14
A popular and scientific account of the cacti native to Texas...., 63 B&W photos 1930 9 ¼ x 6 181 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 '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
 
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Powell & Weedin -  Cacti of the Trans-Pecos & adjacent areas
Very detailed descriptions of the 104 recognised species and varieties occurring in the 15 counties in and near the Trans-Pecos region. 64 distribution maps. 2004 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 509 text pages, 62 pp. containing 313 colour photos
 
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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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Morey, Roy -  Little Big Bend
Covers all the types of plants to be found in the area, not just cacti, each given a full page with a good sized colour photo and good description. Introductory section explains the various habitats etc. 2008 10 x 7 ½ 329 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Schumannia 5'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 issue all are dual language German and English. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2008 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 206 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 '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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Codd editor -  Bothalia volume VIII May 1966 Supplement 1
Articles which will have a wider appeal are the flowers on the new decimal coins and their development, Dyer on “Field work is not all fun” relating collecting Cycads, a profile of Leslie Charles Leach and vegetative propagation of Proteaceae and Ericaceae. 1966 9 ½ x 7 ¼ 69 pages
 
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