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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
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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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Benson, Lyman -  The Cacti of the United States and Canada
A monumental book on these plants, well detailed and with many B&W photos and sketches and 194 colour photos. 11 ¼ x 8 ¼ 1044 pages 1982
 
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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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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 'Studies in the Opuntioideae (Cactaceae)  - includes Andean Opuntia & Tephrocacti. Succulent Plant Research Volume 6'Hunt & Taylor (ed.) -  Studies in the Opuntioideae (Cactaceae) - includes Andean Opuntia & Tephrocacti. Succulent Plant Research Volume 6
112 pages are an article by Iliff as an annotated alphabetical synopsis of Andean opuntioids including Tephrocactus, and is supplemented by four other articles by specialists in opuntioids, covering phylogeny based on molecular data by Wallace, chromosome counts and phytogeography by Pinkava, seed anatomy by Stuppy and eastern Brazilian opuntioids by Taylor et al 77 colour photos, 72 text-figs, 2 maps 2002 10 x 7 ¼ 255 pages
 
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Halliday, P -  Noteworthy Species of Kleinia
Around 25 species and forms are described in detail along with distribution and other useful information with detailed botanical drawing. Introduction includes a key. 1988 9 ½ x 6 135 pages
 
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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
 
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Leighton-Boyce & Iliff -  The Subgenus Tephrocactus
A detailed look at the plants as then known, with descriptions of species by group, and 76 B&W photos on 34 pages. 1973 9 ¾ x 7 ¼
 
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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
 
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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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Hermans, Du Puy,Cribb and Bosser -  Orchids of Madagascar Second Edition
Concise descriptions are supplemented with 64 plates of colour photos illustrate 250 species along with line drawings of new species. Extensive bibliography. 2007 11 ¼ x 8 398 pages
 
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Rowley -  Haworthia Drawings of John Thomas Bates
Starts with biographical information about Bates, along with his plants. The major part of the book is a selection of his drawings covering the years 1933 to 1945. 1985 9 ¾ x 7 ½ 58 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The Cape Orchids'Liltved and Johnson -  The Cape Orchids
A magnificent two volume production to do justice to the more than 20 years of research that has been done on these plants in their habitat. Significant introductory sections cover biomes, history of botanical exploration, Harry Bolus, morphology, inter-relationship with fire, pollination and hybridisation, and cultivation before going on to describe the genera and species which are divided between terrestrial and epiphytic. Accounts of people who have been significant contributors to the knowledge of these plants are also interspersed amongst the accounts. Very well illustrated with colour photos, many of a good size, and many colour reproductions of botanical illustrations. 2012 12 x 9 ½ 1022 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa'McMurtry, Grobler, Groble & Burns -  Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa
Starting by looking at their habitats, the book then goes on to give thumbnail descriptions of the genera to be found in the area. Each specie is given two pages, with description, distribution map, ecology and conservation status on one page with a series of colour photos on the opposite page showing overall form of the flower, close ups and variation. And added bonus is the 8 pages of colour botanical illustrations. 8 ½ x 6 484 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The Genus Sclerocactus (2005)'Hochstatter, Fritz -  The Genus Sclerocactus (2005)
A sumptuous book of the genus from someone who has been studying the plants for 26 years. Each recognised species is described and its distribution given. Much of the book is colour photos of the plants in habitat, and there are also reproductions of extracts of some relevant historic publications. 2005 12 x 8 ¾ 335 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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View larger image of 'The Genus Sclerocactus revised'Hochstatter -  The Genus Sclerocactus revised
The further update from the author based on his field and subsequent studies, illustrated with 72 colour and 80 b/w photos, 35 sem pictures, 8 distribution maps, 51 spine - seed - bud - and fruit drawings (1993) 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ 167 pages
 
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View larger image of 'The Genera Pediocactus, Navajoa, Toumeya (2007)'Hochstatter -  The Genera Pediocactus, Navajoa, Toumeya (2007)
In the same format and even larger than his recent “The Genus Sclerocactus”, this book both brings the authors understanding of these genera up to date, and also illustrates them very well. Based on 28 years of study, each recognised species is described and its distribution given. Much of the book is colour photos of the plants in habitat, and there are also reproductions of extracts of some relevant historic publications. English with a German summary. 2007 12 x 8 ¾ 383 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
 
Craib -  Hystrix - The natural habitat and cultivation of some southern African succulent Pelargoniums Par t 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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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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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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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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Berger -  Liliaceae, Asphodeloideae, Aloineae, in Engler, Pflanzenreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus 33
Includes a comprehensive monograph of Aloe and Haworthiaas they were known in the early 20th century, first published in 1908. 141 text-figs Latin Reissue 1991 10 x 6 ½ 347 pages
 
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Kiesling, Roberto -  Cactales, Flora Ilustrada de Entre Rios 4.
Reprinted for Roberto KIESLING, of pages 401-444 and graphics 194-208 The contribution on cacti of a long-running standard flora. 11 x 7 ¾
 
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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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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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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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View larger image of 'Cacti and Succulents in Habitat'Preston-Mafham -  Cacti and Succulents in Habitat
Ever wanted to know how these plants survive in habitat? Then this book gives a fascinating visual and narrative account. 159 pages with over 170 colour photos. 1995 9 ½ x 7 ½
 
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View larger image of 'The Complete Encyclopedia of Cacti'Subik & Kunte -  The Complete Encyclopedia of Cacti
This book is divided into sections by country, with only brief sections on cultivation and cultivars. All the illustrations - typically 2 or 3 per page, but some full page - are in colour, and many are of plants in habitat. Descriptions, cultivation and other information are given for each plant. Although there are a few typographical errors, this is none the less a very interesting book, and great value for money. 288 pages 2003 9 ½ x 6 ¾
 
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Steenbergh & Lowe -  Ecology of the Saguaro: II
A study of the reproduction, germination, establishment, growth, & survival of young saguaros. 99 illus, 1977 9 x 5 ¾ 242 pages
 
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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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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
 
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View larger image of 'Knowing, understanding, growing Turbinicarpus - Rapicactus'Donati & Zanovello -  Knowing, understanding, growing Turbinicarpus - Rapicactus
An attractively produced book on these popular plants, translated from the Italian, which presents the Authors’ view of the classification of these plants (including those previously in Gymnocactus), with many recently discovered forms and illustrated with over 360 colour photos, mainly of the plants in habitat. 12 x 8 ½ 2005 254 pages
 
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Nobel -  Remarkable Agaves and Cacti
A classic book by a well known author, which looks at how they have been used in the past, their physiology and how they function, and their future uses. Illustrated with diagrams and black and white photos, plus 4 pages of colour photos. 1994 9 ¼ x 6 166 pages
 
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View larger image of 'A Cactus Odyssey: Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina'James D. Mauseth, Roberto Kiesling & Carlos Ostolaza -  A Cactus Odyssey: Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina
Subtitled “Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina", this is the very readable account of the Authors’ travels through the countries searching for the plants, and giving interesting insights about them on the way. A remarkable book. 2002 Timber Press 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 306 pages
 
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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 'Mapping the Cacti of Mexico Part 1'Hernández & Gómez-Hinostrosa -  Mapping the Cacti of Mexico Part 1
This is the first attempt to use what documented information there is from a wide range of herbarium sources – 68 in all - to map the locations of 33 genera and 114 species from Mexico using over 5783 records from over 33000 recorded to date. Some of the major genera have been excluded – Coryphantha, Mammillaria, Ferocactus, Echinocereus and Opuntia – where the taxonomy is still problematic or there is insufficient location information available, but there are many other popular genera included such as Ariocarpus and Turbinicarpus etc. None the less 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 7 of Succulent Plant Research published by David Hunt. 2011 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 128 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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Gentry -  Agaves of Continental North America
The classic book on the subject which describes the plants in great detail. Numerous B&W photos, sketches and maps, and just the one colour photo. 1982 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 670 pages
 
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Benson -  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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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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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 '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 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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