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van Wyk -  Guide to the Aloes of South Africa
Covers the 125 species found within South Africa, with a description and distribution map on one page and typically 3 colour photos on the page opposite. 302 pages 1996 9 ¾ x 6 ¾
 
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Chahinian, Juan -  The Sansevieria Trifasciata Varieties
An attractively produced account of the many variants of this popular plant, written by the president of the International Sansevieria Society, with descriptions and good colour photos of each. Uncommon. 1986 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ 109 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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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
 
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Hardy & Fabian -  Succulents of the Transvaal
The 56 attractive full page colour paintings by Anita Fabian, which illustrate over 100 species, are accompanied by description and habitat information from David Hardy. 1992 12 x 9 138 pages
 
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Carter & Eggli -  The CITES checklist of succulent Euphorbia taxa (Euphorbiaceae). Second edition
With an introduction by Uwe Schippmann & Hajo Schmitz-Kretschmer. 2003 9 ½ x 6 92 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
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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: Softcover
Comments: Taxonomic series no 1 - A contribution towards a new classification of Stapelieae (Asclepiadaceae) with a preliminary review of Orbea Haw. and descriptions of three new genera. 1978, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Comments: Taxonomic series no 4 - A Revision of Huernia 197 pages 1988, Slight wear, New
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Innes & Wall -  Cacti, succulents and bromeliads. A Wisley Gardening Companion
Brings together the 3 earlier texts: Innes, Cacti (1987 & 1992), Innes, Succulents (1989), and Wall & Innes, Air plants & other bromeliads (1988 & 1994). 142 colour photos, 9 text-figs 1995 8 ¾ x 5 ½ 192 pages
 
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View larger image of 'In Search of Remarkable Trees - On Safari in Southern Africa'Pakenham, Thomas -  In Search of Remarkable Trees - On Safari in Southern Africa
Following on from his initial book on British Trees, and the International sequel and special on just Baobabs, this book follows the same successful format concentrating on Southern African trees. In addition to the Baobabs, which are favourite of his, there are Aloes (dichotoma – kokerboem, pillansii & barberiae), pachypodiums, cussonia, welwitschias, erythrina, figs, yellowwoods, palms, sesamothamnus, leadwoods, protea, sausage tree, olive, leucodendron, cycads and others including some imported from around the world. Marvellously illustrated with mostly large format colour photos, and with his characteristic commentary. 2007 11 ¾ x 9 ¼ 208 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to dust jacket, New
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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
 
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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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Chapman, Martin & Auger -  Cacti & their cultivation
This is the book which started me growing Cacti – by its straightforward advice on getting plants to flower by selecting what to grow and how to look after it – and it worked on a window sill! 13 full page colour photos to whet your appetite supplemented by quite a few in black and white – but it is the advice that makes the book! 1971 10 x 6 206 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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van Wyk, Piet -  A Photographic Guide to Trees of Southern Africa
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Comments: , Slight wear to the cover, New
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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
 
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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
 
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View larger image of 'South African Parasitic Flowering Plants'Visser, Johann -  South African Parasitic Flowering Plants
A fascinating account of these little known plants, organised by family with a good introductory to each and many colour photos of the species. 1981 11 ¾ x 8 ½ 177 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Wear to dust jacket, New
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View larger image of 'Forest Plants in the Forest and in the Garden'Pooley, Elsa -  Forest Plants in the Forest and in the Garden
An unusual book as though this book is primarily about some of the plants to be found in the Forest biome along the southern coast edge of South Africa, it also has some comments about growing them in the (South African) garden. Over 100 plants are described with a colour photograph, and some of the birds and animals associated with them are also covered. 2006 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 72 pages
 
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Gledhills, Eily -  Eastern Cape Veld Flowers
Brief introduction to the area is followed by concise descriptions of the plants with sketches on the opposite page. Four pages of attractive colour paintings. 1969 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 269 pages
 
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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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Lighton -  Cape Floral Kingdom - revised edition
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Letty -  Wild Flowers of the Transvaal
174 colour plates of botanical paintings by Cythna Letty provide the basis of the book, with the text provided by Dyer/Verdoorn/Codd. A classic. 1962 10 ¾ x 7 ¾ 362 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Some small tears to the edge of the dust wrapper, which also has slight damp staining and fading to spine and is in neat plastic cover. Otherwise very good., Second hand book – please see important information
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Lind & Tallantire -  Flowering Plants of Uganda
A good field guide type of book. 257 pages plus 14 pages of colour paintings and numerous line drawings. 1962 7 ¾ x 5
 
Cover: Softcover
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Mason -  Western Cape Sandveld Flowers
85 composite colour plates of her attractive paintings form the basis of the book, with description on the page opposite. 1972 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 203 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Surface wear to the dust jacket which is in a neat plastic cover, but otherwise in very good condition for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
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View larger image of 'Cape Peninsula'Kidd -  Cape Peninsula
94 colour plates of paintings, arranged by month, plus descriptive notes of this popular area of South Africa for plants. 1950 8 ½ x 5 ¼ .
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1983 revised edition, , Second hand book – please see important information
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1996 revised edition with 239 pages, , New
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Jeppe -  Natal Wild Flowers
A lovely book which describes 284 of the more showy wild flowers of the region, and illustrates them with the authors attractive watercolours in composite full page colour plates. 1975 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 118 pages plus 56 pages of colour plates
 
Cover: Hardback
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Onderstall -  Transvaal Lowveld and Escarpment
No 4 in the South African Wild Flower Guides. After a brief introduction, about 350 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo. 222 pages 1984 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
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Paterson-Jones -  Cape Floral Kingdom
Primarily a lavishly illustrated account with good photos of the plants of this area, with a limited but informative account of them. 144 pages 1997 10 ¼ x 9
 
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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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Pearse -  Mountain Splendour - Wild Flowers of the Drakensberg
After a brief introduction to the geology and ecology of the Drakensberg Mountains, the book then presents a good guide to the plants, with one page giving descriptions and the opposite page typically 2 – 5 colour photos of the plants. 1978 11 ½ x 9 239 pages.
 
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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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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1997 updated edition with 223 pages including 10 additional colour plates., , New
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View larger image of 'Flowering Plants of Africa'Botanic Research Institute -  Flowering Plants of Africa
The long running series, originally "Flowering Plants of South Africa", published in South Africa which features native plants and illustrated with fine botanical art. Publication has recently been sporadic, and the makeup of the volumes has changed over the years. 11 x 7 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 50 part 2 1989 - includes 2 Aloes, 2 Tylecodons and Pelargonium ellaphieae, Some wear to cover, New
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 51 part 2 1991 - includes one Plectranthus and one Pelargonium, Some wear to cover, New
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 53 1994 - 101 pages including one Brachystelma, one Aloe, Decarya madagascariensis and one Gasteria, Some wear to cover, New
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Volume 55 1997 111 pages including 2 Aloes, two Gasterias, One Haworthia, one Lachenalia, one Brachystelma and one Plectranthus., Some wear to cover, New
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View larger image of 'Gladiolus in Tropical Africa'Goldblatt -  Gladiolus in Tropical Africa
Describes 82 species, along with much interesting information on Gladioli, from this expert on African bulbs. 1996 10 ½ x 7 ½ 321 pages plus 16 pages of colour photos.
 
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Walker -  Wild Flowers of Kwazulu-Natal
An attractively produced book of many of the flowers from the area illustrated with delicate paintings along with descriptions, uses etc. 1996 12 x 8 ¼ 241 pages
 
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Anon -  Some Protected Wild Flowers of the Cape Province
244 charming colour reproductions of paintings. The 1967 version of the book with additional plates. 5 ½ x 4 ¼
 
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View larger image of 'The 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
 
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Dyer -  Ceropegia, Brachystelma and Riocreuxia in Southern Africa
A very well researched and detailed account of these plants well illustrated with many B&W photos and 21 colour plates – mainly beautiful colour paintings. 1983 10 x 7 242 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Comments: Ex library with ownership written inside. Quite a worn dust jacket Dust jacket especially at edges, Second hand book – please see important information
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Reynolds, Gilbert -  The Aloes of South Africa
Still a classic of it’s time, well illustrated with many photos, mainly B&W as well as a number of colour photo plates which depend on the edition.. 10 ¾ x 7 ½ 526 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1969 edition with only 56 colour plates but with additional 8 pages describing 4 new species., Tears to top and bottom of the spine of the dust jacket but still better than most., Second hand book – please see important information
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Fabian & Germishuizen -  Wild flowers of Northern South Africa
This is an expanded edition of their 1982 Transvaal Wild Flowers. 472 pages including 220 pages of colour plates of composite paintings by Anita Fabian. 1997 9 x 7
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Fernwood Press book, specially imported from SA., Slight wear to cover, New
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Bolus & Barclay & Steer -  A Second Book of South African Flowers
Gives a great deal of information on a wide range of SA plants in a character book of the 30’s. 214 pages with about 40 colour and 40 b&w plates. 1936 9 ¾ x 7 ½
 
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Jackson -  Wild Flowers of Table Mountain
160 good colour photos make up half this book, which along with good descriptions and a brief introduction to Table Mountain, make this a very good book. 120 pages. 1977 11 ¾ x 9
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1982 printing, Second hand book – please see important information
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Eliovson -  Discovering Wild Flowers in Southern Africa
Over 100 species illustrated with a colour photograph, plus some information about each plant. 253 pages. 1969 smaller format edition. 9 ¾ x 7
 
Cover: Hardback
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Jeppe -  South African Aloes
The 1974 second expanded edition which describes 139 “varieties” (species and forms) and each is illustrated with an attractive colour botanical art plate (some are two per page) by this accomplished artist. Originally 1969 10 x 6 ¾ 150 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Second edition 1974, Tear to bottom right of dust jacket, which also has wear to corners and edges, Second hand book – please see important information
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Eliovson -  Wild flowers of Southern Africa
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Cover: Hardback
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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
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Very good for its age, Second hand book – please see important information
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Fabian & Germishuizen -  Transvaal Wild Flowers
134 composite colour plates of paintings of the plants are the heart of this book, with description on the opposite page. Over 700 species from 400 genera are illustrated. Although an expanded soft bound edition under the title “Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa” has subsequently been published, this larger format book does greater justice to the illustrations. 1982 12 x 9 292 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'The Woody Iridaceae - Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia'Goldblatt -  The Woody Iridaceae - Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia
Want to amaze your friends by knowing about these rather obscure genera of Nivenia, Klattia and Witsenia? Then this is the book for you, by this excellent author. 139 pages including 13 pages of colour reproduction of attractive paintings by Fay Anderson. 1993 9 ¼ x 6
 
Cover: Hardback
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Adams -  Wild Flowers of the Northern Cape
Approx 150 pages illustrating 173 species with attractive colour paintings, mostly one to a page. 1976 8 ½ x 5 ½
 
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View larger image of 'Schumannia 4 - Biodiversity & Ecology Volume 2'Thiede et al -  Schumannia 4 - Biodiversity & Ecology Volume 2
A German produced equivalent to “Bradleya” which publishes articles too long or technical for its parent journal KUAS, this issue concentrates on the succulent plants of Africa. Mostly dual language German and English but occasionally articles are in German only. Well illustrated with many colour photos. 2004 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ 250 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
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Reynolds -  The Aloes of Nyasaland
The smallest of the books on Aloes by the author – and the scarcest. Follows the pattern of his first Aloe book, “The Aloes of South Africa“ with detailed descriptions and illustrations both photos and drawings. 1954. 8 ½ x 5 ½ 54 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Small stain to front cover, and slight fold to back cover and bump to corner, otherwise in remarkably good condition for its age., Second hand book – please see important information
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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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Engelmann, George -  Cactaceae of the Boundary
One of the great classics! 78 pages plus 75 pages of attractive and detailed drawings. 1859 11 x 8 ½
 
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View larger image of 'Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide'Crouch, Klopper & Burrows -  Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide
Building on the earlier book by Burrows, this weighty field guide style book starts with brief guidance on how to use it to identify plants, with almost the entire book given over to the descriptions of 321 species with description and distribution map on one page and colour photos on the opposite one. Arranged by family, Lycophytes are also covered. 2011 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 776 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Catch to bottom of spine which has broken the plastic cover of the book and torn the surface of the spine for about 3/4 inch. Also the bottom of the pages has some marks. (RRP £27.5), New
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View larger image of 'Mountain Flowers'Pooley, Elsa -  Mountain Flowers
A field guide style guide to the plants of the high altitude areas of the Drakensberg and Lesotho. Brief introductory sections describe the area and its environments before giving concise descriptions and colour photo of more than 1000 species to be found there. 2003 8 ½ x 6 320 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Quite bumped copy, New
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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
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Some wear/mark to the cover, New
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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
Comments: Fold down the front of the dust jacket, which also has some wear and slight catch., Second hand book – please see important information
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Palmer & Pitman -  Trees of Southern Africa - 3 volumes
A most comprehensive book, which has a large introductory section which covers their distribution, relationship with animals, use as food and ornamentals. They are then covered by family, with keys, descriptions and a wealth of other interesting and useful information. Many illustrations, mainly black and white photos and sketches. 1972-3 11 x 7 ¾ 2235 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , A few small tears to dust jacket some of which have been repaied with clear tape, but otherwise in very good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
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Leistner, O A -  Seed Plants of Southern Africa
A technical book which starts with a key to families, and the details by family the genera with description, references etc. 2000 12 x 8 ¼ 775 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Fading to spine, Second hand book – please see important information
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Stokes, Hazel -  What Succulent Is That
A charming small book about some of the more common South African succulent plants, with descriptions and 9 double pages of attractive colour illustrations as shown in the picture. 1974 4 ¾ x 5 ½ 86 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Somewhat worn cover and remains of price label, Second hand book – please see important information
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Hilliard & Burtt (illustrations by Auriol Batten) -  Dierama - The Hairbells of Africa
These gracious bulbous plants are fully covered in this large format book, with introductory sections on their uses, history, botany, distribution etc before the 44 recognised species are described, 36 with botanical illustrations by Auriol Batten and the others with photos of dried specimens where live material/photos weren’t available. 1991 12 ½ x 9 ½ 152 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Bump to a corner, and slight faults to the surface covering of the dust jacket., Second hand book – please see important information
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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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
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Dyer -  Flora of Southern Africa, Volume 27 part 4, Brachystelma, Ceropegia and Riocreuxia
A technical publication, which describes the species and with many sketches. 1980 9 ½ x 7 91 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Former owner's name written on front cover, quite a bump to a corner and general wear, Second hand book – please see important information
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Barthlott -  Cacti
Whilst it covers the usual range of topics for such a book, such as cultivation and species to grow, this book is unusual for other topics it goes into, such as their uses, the photomicrographs of seeds, pollen and spines, and the inclusion of more epiphytic cacti than most other books. 249 pages including 84 pages of colour photos. 1979 8 ¼ x 5 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
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Haustein -  Cactus handbook
Nearly 500 species are described, each with a colour photo mainly 4 to a page. 320 pages 1988 8 ½ x 6
 
Cover: Hardback
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Rice & Compton -  Wild Flowers of the Cape of Good Hope
The appeal of the book is the 250 coloured plates of attractive paintings. Brief information about the Cape region. 1950. 10 x 7 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Dust wrapper very worn, torn and damp stained, and in a protective plastic cover., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Rousseau -  Protaceae of South Africa
Numerous colour photographs follow a brief introduction to the family. 110 pages 1970 11 ¼ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
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Roux & Schelpe -  Namaqualand and Clanwilliam
No 1 in the South African Wild Flower Guides (original edition). After a brief introduction, about 270 species are described and illustrated with a colour photo. 173 pages 1981 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
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Smith et al -  List of Southern African Succulent Plants
Arranged by family, this book gives a brief introduction to each family, along with a distribution map, and in many cases a sketch of an example plant. This is then followed by a list of genera and species. 175 pages plus 8 pages of colur reproductions of plants. 1997 10 x 7 ½
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: Umdaus Press book, Slight wear to cover, New
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Umdaus Press book, Slight wear to cover, New
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Trauseld -  Wild flowers of the Natal Drakensberg
A great many plants are illustrated with a colour photo on the left hand side of over 100 pages – typically 8 to a page but sometimes less when a larger picture is incorporated, with a concise description on the other page. 1969 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 220 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ust jacket in self adhesive clear protective cover which has slight uneveness, Second hand book – please see important information
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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
 
Cover: Softcover
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Van Wyk & Malan -  Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand.
Over 800 plants are illustrated with a colour photo, typically 4 - 7 to a page, arranged by flower colour and then by plant family. NB this book was re-issued as "Wild Flowers of the Highveld" 352 pages 1988 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight fold across the corner of the back cover, Second hand book – please see important information
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Carter -  Flora Zambesiaca.Vol. 12, Part 3 includes Asphodelaceae and Aloaceae
Detailed descriptions of 53 species of Aloe. 22 graphic plates 2001 9 x 6 106 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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View larger image of 'Popular Exotic Cacti in Colour'Lamb -  Popular Exotic Cacti in Colour
The “Old Timers” in the hobby will smile when they see this one! Although published as long ago as 1975, the full colour photos are very well reproduced for the time at full page size for each of the 100 cactus and other succulent species described. An excellent book for the person new to growing these plants, showing many of the more attractive and easily grown plants as well as some to aspire to as experience grows. And just look at those plant names – oh the nostalgia for pre the more recent reclassifications! A supply of new books unearthed recently! 176 pages 1975 8 x 6
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
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Schwantes -  Cultivation of the Mesembryanthemaceae
An early classic with useful information, illustrated with 65 black and white photos. 1954 8 ¾ x 5 ¾ 88 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Tears and missing sections of the dust jacket., Second hand book – please see important information
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Anderson, Miles -  The World Encyclopedia of Cacti & Succulents
Miles Anderson is an American C&S Nurseryman, and in this book assisted by Terry Hewitt of Holly Gate, it cover the whole gamut of the C&S world, with a good emphasis on the “other” succulents and less common cacti, attractively produced and well illustrated. 256 pages 1998 9 x 7
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Same book with title "Complete guide to Growing Cacti & Succulents", Compact edition, Second hand book – please see important information
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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
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
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View larger image of 'A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region'Pooley -  A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region
Illustrates about 2400 species with a colour photo, typically 6 - 10 per page, with description and distribution map on the opposite page. Includes the Drakensberg. Remarkably comprehensive. 630 pages 1998 8 ¼ x 5 ¾
 
Cover: Plastic
Comments: Second impression 2005, , New
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View larger image of 'Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park'van Wyk -  Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park
That it’s now in its fifth edition after nearly 25 years is a good indication of the quality and usefulness of this book. Over 200 species are covered, one per page with concise description and photos showing the overall form plus close ups of bark, leaves, flowers and fruit. 2008 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 272 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
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