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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
 
Cover: Hardback
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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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View larger image of 'The Rock Garden Plant Primer'Grey-Wilson, Christopher -  The Rock Garden Plant Primer
The author has been closely associate with alpine plans for a great many years from a number of perspectives – editor of Alpine Gardening, academic, plant hunter and grower, and here he share his approach to growing them and suggest what he thinks the most appealing to grow, illustrated with colour photos. 2009 9 ½ x 7 ¾ 232 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Smith & van Wyk -  The Garden Succulents Primer
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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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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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Nel -  Gibbaeum Handbook
Brief introduction and distribution comments are followed by a key and very detailed descriptions and commentary. 7 attractive colour paintings plus 50 black and photos and sketches. After all this time this is still the only book on these charismatic plants. 1953 10 x 7 ½ 117 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Dust jacket has some wrinkling on its front, and some edge wear and fading to the spine but in better condition than many copies,, 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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View larger image of 'Gardening on Pavement, Tables and Hard Surfaces'Schenk, George -  Gardening on Pavement, Tables and Hard Surfaces
The author, a retired nurseryman, shares his experiences of growing plants in all sorts of areas where we don’t usually think of doing so, thereby transforming so many uninteresting areas in to something which is attractive. He has worked with colleagues around the world in varying enviroments doing this and visited them annually to see how they developed and learnt the lessons to be gained and to be built on. Well illustrated with colour photos. 2003 9 ¼ x 7 ½ 190 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Alpine Gardening'Wheeler, Chris & Valerie -  Alpine Gardening
An attractively produced introduction to growing these plants covering the whole picture from what is an alpine, through the many ways to grow them, propagation through to some selections, all well illustrated in colour. 2002 10 ¾ x 8 ¼ 149 pages
 
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Charles, Graham -  Cacti and Succulents
A wide range of plants are illustrated with very good colour photos makes this a very good introductory book from this well know personality from the Cactus world. 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 2003 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Ex library with ownership written inside. In very good condition none the less., Second hand book – please see important information
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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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View larger image of 'Bulbs - Revised edition'Bryan -  Bulbs - Revised edition
The single volume revised edition (which is surprisingly light) of the well respected book from someone who has grown the plants for 50 years. 230 genera are covered, and over 1100 colour illustration provide a focal point supplementing the descriptions and other information packed in to the book. 2002 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 524 pages plus 340 pages of colour photos and botanical art reproductions.
 
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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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Cerutti & Starosta -  Cacti
A general book on cacti, the main feature being the stunning colour photos, mainly large format, which take up a large portion of the book. 128 pages 1996 11 ¼ x 9
 
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Wheeler, Chris & Valerie -  Sink & Container Gardening using dwarf hardy plants
Details how to achieve this charming way of growing and displaying plants, showing how to do it, and suggesting many suitable plants for them. 2001 10 ¾ x 8 ¼ 136 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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Reynolds, G W -  Les Aloes de Madagascar
Follows the same format as he much better known later volumes. Descriptions and many illustrations mainly in black and white but 18 colour plates. Le Naturaliste Malgache, Tome X - Volume Hors-Série French 1958 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 156 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Groenewald -  Die Aalwyne van Suid-Afrika, Suidwes-Afrika, Portugees Oos-Afrika, Swaziland, Basoetoland
Detailed descriptions of the then known species, plus 15 full page colour botanical illustrations of plants, two plates of black and white photos, 4 maps, and other tables and sketches throughout (one table folds out). Afrikaans 1941 10 ¾ x 7 ½ 172 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Library bookplate of "The Hardy's" and the signature of David A Hardy, No dust jacked (as published?) the board covers are somewhat faded and marked but the book generally is very good for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Cacti of Texas A Field Guide, with Emphasis on the Trans-Pecos Species'Powell, Weedin & Powell -  Cacti of Texas A Field Guide, with Emphasis on the Trans-Pecos Species
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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
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Bumperd corner but generally godd for its age, Second hand book – please see important information
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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
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View larger image of 'Tree Aloes of Africa'van Jaarsveld & Judd -  Tree Aloes of Africa
First in a planned series of books covering all the Aloe family – including Gasteria, Haworthia etc – this covers what in latest classification are now termed Aloidendron, six species of Tree Aloe, plus the closely related Kumara plicatilis - what was previously known as Aloe plicatilis. As with all Ernst van Jaarsveld books, there is much wider information than just the plants themselves. It starts with an explanation about the background to the reclassification and botany, before going in to the history of the plants discovery by early settlers and explorers until the present day. Chapters then cover their distribution and ecology, and cultivation. The species are then covered in detail with an attractive full page colour painting by Eric Judd and colour photos showing the whole plant, flowers, habitat etc. 2015 10 ½ x 8 74 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Morhardt, Sia & Emil -  California Desert Flowers - An Introduction to Families, Genera, and Species
After a very brief introduction to the area studied for the book, and a key to the plants and help how to use it, the book then describes by family the main plants likely to be noticed along with nearly 300 illustrated with colour photos. 2004 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ 284 pages
 
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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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View larger image of 'Botanic Gardens - Modern-Day Arks'Oldfield, Sara -  Botanic Gardens - Modern-Day Arks
Take a trip around the world from your armchair with someone who has been at the forefront of conservation and appreciate what is being done to conserve plants in many botanic gardens and locations. Cacti & Succulents appear along with the wide range of plants there are to fascinate us. All well illustrated with colour photos. 2010 10 ½ x 9 240 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Chile -  A Journey through Extremes'Stadler, Hubert -  Chile - A Journey through Extremes
A colour picture album which depicts the variety of the plants, people, animals and scenery of the country. 159 pages 12 ¼ x 9 ¾ 2007
 
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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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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
 
Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'Alpines from Mountain to Garden'Wilford, Richard -  Alpines from Mountain to Garden
Chronicles the plant hunters who provided the marvellous range of plants now available for us to grow, and how the early growers of them found ways to make the plants grow well in cultivation. Organised by 8 geographical regions from which the plants came, and looks more closely at some of the more interesting plants. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2010 11 ½ x 9 ½ 244 pages
 
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Manning & Goldblatt -  West Coast
No 7 in the South African Wild Flower Guides. After a brief introduction, about 600 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo. 240 pages 1996 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
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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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Orr -  Wildflowers of Western America
After a brief introduction, the remainder of the book gives descriptions of the plant, and a summary of the plant families. 272 pages including 96 pages of good colour photos illustrating 291 species, 2 – 4 per page. 1974 Knopf 10 ¼ x 7 ¼
 
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Lipscombe Vincett -  Golden days in the desert- Wild Flowers of Saudi Arabia
A well illustrated account (many of the pictures nearly full page) of the plants to be found, arranged by region, giving brief descriptions. 1984 12 x 8 ½ 173 pages
 
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Bramwell -  Wild flowers of the Canary Islands
The original classic with habitat and descriptions. 261 pages plus 64 pages of colour photos. 8 x 5 ¼
 
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Mineo, Baldassare -  Rock Garden Plants
Subtitled "A Color Encyclopedia" this book illustrates and describes nearly 1400 species arranged alphabetically. The author has been a noted Alpine Nursery Grower in the USA, 1999 284 pages 11 x 9
 
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