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500 Cacti

Species and Varieties in Cultivation

By Ken Preston-Mafham

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Format: Hardback
Other Information: Illustrations, unspecified
Published In: Canada, 01 January 2007
500 species from all cactus groups, including cacti, succulents, caudiciforms and euphorbs, alphabetically by genus. Each species has its own page and includes at-a-glance detail on size, distribution, spination, flowering, varieties, growing advice.

About the Author

Ken Preston-Mafham is a naturalist, author and photographer. He lives in England, where he has grown cacti for more than 30 years. His previous books include Cacti and Succulents in Habitat and Cacti: The Illustrated Dictionary.

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This book is a handy reference to bring when shopping for your landscape. A delightful, beautifully organized and illustrated guide to the night skies... an excellent reference text, rich in content and detail. Loaded with photographs and illustrations that accompany lucid, instructive text... helps would-be astronomers find their way around the night sky Absolutely stunning.... user-friendly. This handsome book is ideal for both the novice cacti lover as well as the seasoned pro. The photographs are magnificent.... would be of value to anyone who grows any cacti. An encyclopedic look at this family of succulents.--Vivela Neveln"The American Gardener" (01/01/2008) Pleasingly displayed data...stunning photographs... will tempt collectors to add it to their personal libraries... An elegant little volume... Highly recommended.--Linda D. Tietjen"American Reference Books Annual 2008" (01/01/2008) Colour photos are so attractive that even the fervent anti-cacti people may be won over. Documents a large selection of cacti, succulents, cadiforms and euphorbs... This book is a handy reference to bring when shopping for your landscape. Absolutely stunning.... user-friendly. This handsome book is ideal for both the novice cacti lover as well as the seasoned pro. For the serious cactus fancier or a horticultural library... The photographs are magnificent... would be of value to anyone who grows any cacti. This new book features 500 species representing all cactus groups. The cacti are arranged alphabetically by scientific genus, with an entire page devoted to each species. At-a-glance information includes size, distribution, spination, flower and flowering time, plus varieties and synonyms used. Detailed descriptions reveal the amazing adaptations cacti have made... The author provides professional advice on growing these plants at home. Among the 500 color photographs that appear in the book are stunning shots of cacti in bloom. 500 Cacti is a useful reference for all who admire these long-living and distinctive plants. The author has organized a collection of stunning photographs, most of which are, quite amazingly, given their very short blooming cycles, shown in full blooming splendor... 500 Cacti, an elegant little volume, is highly recommended for public and school libraries, and for academic libraries collecting in botany and horticulture. Because the book is so aesthetically pleasing in its own right, it would also make a wonderful addition to personal libraries.--Linda D. Tietjen"American Reference Books Annual 2008" (01/01/2008) 500 Cacti provides an encyclopedic look at this family of succulents... The author chose to use names that are "most likely to be found in lists of cactus plants or seeds for sale, or on the label on a pot," to avoid confusion when trying to acquire these plants.--Vivela Neveln"The American Gardener" (01/01/2008)

EAN: 9781554072613
ISBN: 1554072611
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Dimensions: 16.7 x 16.3 x 4 centimetres (0.82 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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