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Adenium - Sculptural Elegance, Floral Extravagance

Adenium - Sculptural Elegance, Floral Extravagance
(Dimmitt M, Joseph G, Palzkill D)

"This authoritative and sumptuous book, authored by experts on growing and propagating this lovely plant is chock full of information on the various species that make up the group, history of its cultivation, cultivars and hybrids and detailed information on successfully growing and propagating it. The book contains 490 photos and 152 pages of Adenium goodness."

















Adromischus (Cactus File Handbook, Number 3)

Adromischus (Cactus File Handbook 3)
(Pilbeam J, Rodgerson C, Tribble D)

"Adromischus is a genus which shows the most incredible plasticity ... which has made its classification extremely problematical ... . Yet the need for documentation is great as there is much interest in the genus. Tölken is one of the few who has produced a serious study and his work is used as the basis for the book. However many additional forms and variants of horticultural interest are covered in the book."















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Aeonium

Aeonium (Schulz R)

*** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ***

"This book covers all of the described species and their varieties as well as many of the popular cultivars which are increasingly being used in the garden. Half of the book deals with the species in their natural environment, and the other half with aspects of cultivation, ranging from garden uses, pot culture, general care and propagation. ... 555 color photos ... 215 pages."















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Agaves of Continental North America

Agaves of Continental North America
(Gentry H S)

"Based on twenty-five years of research on the genus Agave, this book combines ... authoritative ... information with an attractive, readable text. ... A total of 136 species (197 taxa) are carefully described [with] detailed notes on their native habitat and economic usages ... and will clearly become a classic reference book on this neglected genus."















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Agaves, Yuccas, and Related Plants: A Gardener's Guide

Agaves, Yuccas, and Related Plants: A Gardener's Guide (Irish G, Irish M F)

"These exotic natives of the Americas are among the most striking of drought-tolerant plants, and they make wonderful accents in the landscape, providing excellent contrasts to flowering perennial plantings. They can also be massed effectively, and many of the species are small, ideal for use in containers. Full information on cultivation and propagation is provided."















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Aloes: The Definitive Guide

Aloes: The Definitive Guide (Carter S, Newton L E, Lavranos J J, Walker CC)

"Here, for the first time since the 1960s, is a comprehensive account of all currently accepted aloe taxa in an easy-to-use and accessible format. Organized by habitat and size, entries for more than five hundred species each include descriptions, illustrations, and diagnostic features, accompanied by information on distribution, habitat, and relationship to other Aloe species."















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An Introduction to Sempervivum and Jovibarba Species and Cultivars

An Introduction to Sempervivum and Jovibarba Species and Cultivars
(Wills H, Wills S)

"Fernwood Nursery in Devon, England, run by Howard and Sally Wills specialise in Sempervivums and Jovibarbas and have the NCCPG collection of these plants. This ... is an excellent intoduction to the group and illustrates many of the species and cultivars grown in the NCCPG collection. This is an ideal booklet for anyone wanting to grow some of these plants."















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Australian Succulent Plants

Australian Succulent Plants (Kapitany A)

*** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ***

"With Australia's natural flora of well over 20,000 species, at least 400 are considered to have a notable degree of succulence. This book covers approximately one hundred species from forty genera. Many of the plants included are very poorly covered by general books (including encyclopaedias) about Australian plants. ... The most distinguishing features as well as all succulent parts of each plant are shown or discussed to help with identification. "















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Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden

Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden (Steens A)

"Bromeliads include several thousand species and a bewildering number of hybrids and cultivars. Remarkable for the diversity of their striking foliage and distinctive forms, many also produce brilliant inflorescences in glowing colors. Descriptions and cultivation information for hundreds of species and cultivars, from Aechmea to Vriesia, along with an impressive range of photographs, will inspire gardeners and collectors. "















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Cacti and Succulents (101 Essential Tips)

Cacti and Succulents (101 Essential Tips)
(Hewitt T)

"Prepare to prune and propagate to cacti perfection with this fantastic pocket-sized guide. One hundred and one nuggets of practical information take you stage-by-stage towards a broad understanding of the care of succulents and their spiky partners."















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Cacti and Succulents

Cacti and Succulents (Hecht H)

"A reference combining a collection of photographs of cacti with encyclopedic information on the full range of species and their care. Illustrations, charts and drawings display the variety of cacti and are presented with information about their care, covering, lighting, water, soil, repotting, fertilizing and grafting."















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Cacti and Succulents in Habitat

Cacti and Succulents in Habitat
(Preston-Mafham K)

"Presents photographs of the author's discoveries of around 100 cacti and succulents in their natural habitats in South America, South Africa and South Western USA. Travellers and gardeners alike can learn where the plants can be found and how they can be grown in natural conditions."















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Cacti and Succulents: An Illustrated Guide to the Plants and their Cultivation

Cacti and Succulents: An Illustrated Guide to the Plants and their Cultivation (Charles G)

"An essential guide to cacti and other succulents, featuring 420 color photos and a wealth of information on the plants and their cultivation. ... Topics include: the unique nature of succulents; their natural environment; history, classification, and nomenclature; watering, feeding, general care, and propagation; and pests and diseases. Lavishly illustrated, this is an indispensable guide for growers and enthusiasts. "















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Cactus and Succulents: Simple Secrets for Glorious Gardens

Cactus and Succulents: Simple Secrets for Glorious Gardens
(Luebbermann M, Echtermeyer F)

"... simple, clear directions for growing cacti and succulents ... full-colour photographs and complete mail-order sources, 'Cactus and Succulents' makes growing these enduring plants a pleasure for gardeners at every level of experience."















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Caudiciform and Pachycaul Succulents

Caudiciform and Pachycaul Succulents: Pachycauls, Bottle,Barrel and Elephant Trees and Their Kin a Collector's Miscellany (Rowley G)

"... a most fascinating and photogenic group of plants ... a superbly crafted masterpiece ... could serve as either a coffee table treasure trove of expertly crafted photos or a valuable reference, with text and pictures providing a wealth of information to even the most serious student of botany."















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Complete Book of Cacti and Succulents

Complete Book of Cacti and Succulents (Hewitt T)

"... features the history, cultivation, and imaginative use of more than 300 plants -- in step-by-step color stages. This is a feast of in-depth information and eye-catching photography."















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Tylecodon

Cotyledon and Tylecodon (van Jaarsveld E J)















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Echeveria Cultivars

Echeveria Cultivars (Schulz R, Kapitany A)

*** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ***

This book ... describes over 150 different, very popular echeveria cultivars, and also offers an identification guide. The first part of the book provides background information and detailed advice on care, health, diseases, pests, plant names and propagation. Parts 2 and 3 contains the majority of the photos in the book ... 543 color photos. 207 pages.















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Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names (Eggli U, Newton L)s

Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names (Eggli U, Newton L)

"The Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names explains the meanings of the scientific names given to all known succulent plants, including cacti. With the derivation of the currently accepted names of over 10,000 taxa, the dictionary is a useful supplement to the "Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants". It is a valuable reference for plant scientists, horticulturists, and hobbyists with an interest in succulent plants."















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Euphorbias

Euphorbias (Walker T)

"The large and varied genus of Euphorbia ranges from prostrate annuals through large shrubs to tree-like succulents. Their popularity lies in their versatility ... This concise, illustrated handbook contains detailed information on all aspects of Euphorbia care, providing invaluable reference ... The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems, and the directory of recommended varieties, will ensure successful results."















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Euphorbia Journal No 1

Euphorbia Journal No 1 (Schwartz H)

"This book gives an awesome representation of the plants of the Euphorbia genus. The pictures are stunning and the descriptions are very helpful. A must have for any serious Euphorb enthusiast! "















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Euphorbia Journal No 2 (Schwartz H)

Euphorbia Journal No 2 (Schwartz H)















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Euphorbia Journal No 3 (Schwartz H)

Euphorbia Journal No 3 (Schwartz H)















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Euphorbia Journal No 4 (Schwartz H)

Euphorbia Journal No 4 (Schwartz H)















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Euphorbia Journal No 5 (Schwartz H)

Euphorbia Journal No 5 (Schwartz H)















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Euphorbia Journal No 6 (Schwartz H)

Euphorbia Journal No 6 (Schwartz H)















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Euphorbia Journal No 7 (Schwartz H)

Euphorbia Journal No 7 (Schwartz H)















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Euphorbia Journal No 8 (Schwartz H)

Euphorbia Journal No 8 (Schwartz H)















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Euphorbia Journal No 9 (Schwartz H)

Euphorbia Journal No 9 (Schwartz H)















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asterias of South Africa

Gasterias of South Africa: A New Revision of a Major Succulent Group
(Van Jaarsveld E)

"Closely related to aloes & haworthias, gasterias are shade-loving, drought-tolerant succulents endemic to southern Africa. They adapt well to indoor conditions & have therefore become popular house plants."















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Guide to the Aloes of South Africa

Guide to the Aloes of South Africa
(van Wyk E, Smith G)

"... a beautifully illustrated full-color guide ... The book includes ... species descriptions of all 125 aloes found in South Africa, with information on the plant features, flowering period, habitat and distribution ...(and) general notes on cultivation and traditional uses of the plant. More than 400 color photographs, showing habitat and growth form, as well as close-up photographs of flowers and leaves, and distribution maps of all the species."















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Hardy Succulents:Tough Plants for every Climate (Kelaidis G)

Hardy Succulents:Tough Plants for every Climate (Kelaidis G)

"From agaves to ice plants, from sedums to sempervivums, hardy succulent plants bring beauty, versatility, and intrigue to perennial gardens in every hardiness zone. No longer reserved for desert climates, succulents can offer extraordinary color, texture, durability, and ease of care to gardens everywhere. ... With step-by-step growing instructions, practical care tips, creative ideas for use, and stunning photographs ..."















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Haworthia for the Collector (Schulz R)

Haworthia for the Collector (Schulz R)

*** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ***

This book covers all of Bruce Bayer's described species and most of the varieties as well as many of the popular cultivars. The major part of the book is a chapter useful for identification. Other chapters deal with aspects of cultivation, ranging from garden uses, pot culture, general care and propagation. ... abundant photographs.















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Haworthia Revisited: A Revision of the Genus

Haworthia Revisited: A Revision of the Genus (Bayer B)

"The only comprehensive, colour-illustrated revision available at present. Hard cover. 250 pages"















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Illustrated Encyclopaedia: Cacti and Succulents

Illustrated Encyclopaedia: Cacti and Succulents (Anderson M)

"... prefaced by a brief overview of shapes and forms, natural habitats, and design ideas. The body ... is comprised of two sections ... one for cacti, the other for succulents. Species are presented alphabetically by genus, with an overview of the genus --its basic forms, preferences, and care-- followed by more detailed descriptions of individual plant species within the genus. Description include particulars of height and form, a rundown of cultivation preferences, and often details on propagation. "















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Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Asclepiadaceae

Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Asclepiadaceae (Albers F, Meve U)

"... presents all kinds of succulent plants from geophytic Raphionacme, leaf succulent Hoya to stem succulent Cynanchum and, of course, the popular stapeliads (carrion flowers). A total of 1119 species are included; of the 70 genera treated, 49 are covered in their entirety. The most species-rich assemblages are Ceropegia (lantern flowers) and Brachystelma ... 332 superb colour photos."















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Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Crassulaceae

Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Crassulaceae (Eggli U)

"... first complete treatment of the family for many decades ... The entire family consists of 33 genera and 23 hybrid genera with a total of 1410 species and 305 infraspecific taxa. The largest genus is Sedum (stonecrop, wallpepper) with 428 species. Other large genera are Aeonium (36), Crassula (195), Dudleya (47), Echeveria (139), Kalanchoe (144), Rhodiola (58), Sempervivum (63), and Tylecodon (46). A key to all genera is included ... 341 colour photos."















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Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Dicotyledons

Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Dicotyledons (Eggli U)

"... a total of over 2000 species and 500 infraspecific taxa are covered ... Portulacaceae with nearly all species. Euphorbia, with some 700 species, is the largest genus described. Other frequently cultivated genera covered in this volume include: Othonna and Senecio (Asteraceae), Jatropha and Monadenium (Euphorbiaceae), Pelargonium (Geraniaceae), Adenia (Passifloraceae), Peperomia (Piperaceae), as well as Cissus and Cyphostemma (Vitaceae). The focus is on caudiciform succulents grown in cultivation."















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Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons

Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons (Eggli U))

"... succulents from 17 families and 64 genera, totalling some 1100 species and over 200 infraspecific taxa. The families Agavaceae, Aloaceae and Doryanthaceae are covered in their entirety. The most important genera are Agave (century plants) with approx. 200 species, and Aloe (aloes) with about 450. Other major genera included are: Haworthia, Bulbine and Sansevieria, each with approx. 60 species. In addition, a wide variety of bulbous xerophytes from several genera are described. "















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Pachyforms: A Guide to Growing Pachycaul and Caudiciform Plants

Pachyforms: A Guide to Growing Pachycaul and Caudiciform Plants (de Vosjoli P)

"Pachyforms is a complete guide to the selection and cultivation of caudiciforms and pachycauls, species that develop thick bodies with sculptural forms. The text is complemented with 350 color photos ... : giant babobab trees, passion flower relatives that resemble witch's cauldrons, and yams that become massive geodesic structures. Welcome to a world of bizarre and alien species ..."















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Pachyforms 2: Bonsai Succulents

Pachyforms 2: Bonsai Succulents
(de Vosjoli P, Lime R)

"This is the second volume of Pachyforms, a series that focuses on the cultivation of sculptural plants characterized by unusually thick or globose bodies. It is also the first book dedicated to the use of succulent plants as bonsai and is illustrated with 500 color photographs ... The second portion of the book is a continuation of the catalog of pachyform plants started in volume I."















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Sedum: Cultivated Stonecrops

Sedum: Cultivated Stonecrops
(Stephenson R)

"More than 400 species and varieties are described in this detailed guide to sedums, also known as stonecrops ... the uses of sedums ... growing them, offering data on temperature of water, composts, propagation, and pests. The bulk of the book ... describes the 400 species alphabetically ... description, habitat, main points of distinction, variation, and (uses) such as potted houseplants and in rock gardens, herbaceous borders, hanging baskets, window boxes, or outdoor containers)."















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Sedums of Europe - Stonecrops and Wallpeppers

Sedums of Europe - Stonecrops and Wallpeppers (Hart H, Eggli U)

"This volume contains valuable information about sedums, including a classification scheme, beautiful watercolor illustrations, short descriptions, and distribution maps. The book covers the unique iconography ... providing high-quality illustrations ... Each entry includes a note indicating the series to which the species belongs, a standard English description, short distribution note, and additional notes comparing it to related species."















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Simon & Schuster's Guide to Cacti and Succulents: An Easy-to-Use Field Guide With More Than 350 Full-Color Photographs and Illustrations (Pizzetti)

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Cacti and Succulents: An Easy-to-Use Field Guide With More Than 350 Full-Color Photographs and Illustrations (Pizzetti)

"Fascinating, informative, and user-friendly ... a stunning reference to an intriguing category of plants. ... more than 300 detailed entries describes an individual species, including its place of origin and ideal conditions for its growth. Full-color photographs enable easy identification of the plants in the field. "















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Stapeliads - a gallery of 686 pictures of all 57 genera of this popular group of succulent plants (Pilbeam J) <

Stapeliads - a gallery of 686 pictures of all 57 genera of this popular group of succulent plants (Pilbeam J)

"... 686 photographs of the species of all 57 genera of Stapeliads, the first such comprehensive and colorful book for growers of these intriguing and beautiful plants, with informative background on each genus, chapters on the distribution, use and abuse, cultivation, checklist, glossary and species index."















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Succulent and Xerophytic Plants of Madagascar, Vol. 1

Succulent and Xerophytic Plants of Madagascar, Vol. 1 (Rauh W)

"Volume 1 ... the most authoritive book ever written on Madagascan succulents... hundreds of color pictures ... the right balance of technical information and straight forward descriptions. ... A masterpiece!"















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Succulent and Xerophytic Plants of Madagascar, Vol. 2

Succulent and Xerophytic Plants of Madagascar, Vol. 2 (Rauh W, Schwartz H)

"Volume 2 ... the most authoritive book ever written on Madagascan succulents... hundreds of color pictures ... the right balance of technical information and straight forward descriptions. ... A masterpiece!"















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Succulent Compositae: A Grower's Guide to the Succulent Species of Senecio and Othonna

Succulent Compositae: A Grower's Guide to the Succulent Species of Senecio and Othonna (Rowley G D)

"Over 80 species of the largest of all families of flowering plants ... They are recognized here under just two genera, Senecio and Othonna, and range from fleshy shrubs to lowly creepers, from tiny trees to caudiciforms ideal for lovers of bonsai. All have their own highly individual "composite" flower heads."















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Succulents Care and Health

Succulents Care and Health
(Kapitany A, Schulz R)

"... goes into the nuts and bolts of being a succulent grower, such as general care, how to rejuvinate old plants, how to identify a bad plant for purchase, how and when to fertilise and how and when to water. Nice book for an overview on how to grow these plants well."















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Succulents: Nature's Sculptural Wonders

Succulents: Nature's Sculptural Wonders (Kalman B)

"... a photographic work that is at once striking, otherworldly, surprising, virtually three-dimensional, and nothing short of spectacular. Every photograph ... captures the many textural, sensual, and sculptural qualities of these unusual plants. ... informative captions by noted succulent authority Steven Hammer, ... reveals their unique characteristics and intriguing artfulness."















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Succulents: The Illustrated Dictionary

Succulents: The Illustrated Dictionary
(Sajeva M)

*** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ***

"Succulents are among the most popular and fascinating plants — with their extraordinary variety of forms, they can be found in the wilderness and cultivated in homes and gardens. A time-tested reference, this first volume includes some of the best-known and most cultivated genera such as Agave, Haworthia, Kalanchoe, and Yucca."















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Succulents II: The New Illustrated Dictionary

Succulents II: The New Illustrated Dictionary (Sajeva M, Costanzo M)

*** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ***

"Sajeva, an Italian biologist, and Costanzo, an expert in the field of alpine succulents, have greatly extended their coverage of succulents in the second volume of their study, which includes many new illustrations, either of species not included in the first volume or of different aspects of plants previously illustrated. More than 1,200 color photographs cover approximately 900 additional species ... "















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Succulents - Propagation

Succulents - Propagation
(Kapitany A, Schulz R)

*** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ***

"Succulents propogation - excellent book which could stand by itself as a terrific reference on propogating succulents. Goes through when where and how to propogate succulents with brief overviews on the best way to propogate common types of succulents for an easy way to boost the home collection. Even goes into some exotic methods of propogation such as drilling and surgical division! "















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Teratopia: The World of Cristate and Variegated Succulents

Teratopia: The World of Cristate and Variegated Succulents (Rowley G)















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The Garden Succulents Primery

The Garden Succulents Primer (Smith G)

"The Garden Succulents Primer is a user-friendly identification guide. It includes detailed descriptions of more than 400 well-known succulents and their close relatives that will allow readers to quickly determine the family to which a succulent belongs. Descriptions are supported with 450 color photographs that showcase each plant's distinctive shape and color. Also includes chapters on use, conservation, cultivation, and propagation. "















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The Genus Echeveria

The Genus Echeveria (Pilbeam J)

"An excellent and comprehensive overview of this exquisite genus. ... It's a good book for both reference as well as for coffee-table enjoyment, because there are plenty of beautiful photographs. It should be noted there are a few errors in the text: a photograph or two is incorrectly labeled as to species. Because of the comprehensive nature of the book and the time it must have taken to assemble all the information, this is not unexpected."

















The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cacti: Over 1200 Species Illustrated and Identified

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cacti: Over 1200 Species Illustrated and Identified (Times C)

"... a reference work, though the beautiful pictures make it an excellent coffee-table book as well. Cactus from all environments are covered, including tropical, epiphytic and desert varieties ... more than one picture of (each) cactus ... complete descriptions."















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The New Haworthia Handbook: A Revised guide to the literature of the genus, with discussion of the species, identification keys and colour illustrations (Bayer)

"The essential guide to this interesting succulent genus. In this revised edition 3 new species replace 3 species which cannot be further upheld, and there are several changes in the lesser ranks. Altogether 68 species are again recognised, with 47 suspecies, varieties and forms. These species are here grouped in 3 subgenera where they are arranged alphabetically and not in any phylogenetic order."















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The Pelargonium Family

The Pelargonium Family (Webb W J)















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The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World: A Comprehensive Reference to More than 2000 Species

The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World: A Comprehensive Reference to More than 2000 Species (Dortort F)

"The plants are organized into 28 intuitively logical groups, such as succulent euphorbias, mesembryanthemums, bulbs, succulent trees, aloes, agaves, and haworthias. Each entry includes information on the plant's native habitat, its cultivation requirements."















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The Ultimate Book of Cacti & Succulents

The Ultimate Book of Cacti & Succulents (Anderson M)

"... excellently produced, well layed out and informative. The author knows his subject and presents it in an enjoyable and easily readable format. For those cactophiles who like their photographs, the ones in this book are hard to beat ... There are symbols to tell you whether the plants are suitable for outdoors, greenhouse or windowsill. Each description of a species gives the natural habitat for the plant, average size the plant may attain and flower colour. "















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