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7000 DES CACTEES (ICONOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTIVE DES CACTEES 1841-1847) - Charles Lemaire (Reprint 1993). Includes a foreward by Gordon Rowley. An absolutely brilliant and sumptuous folio reprint of one of the most classic and rare books on cactus ever published! All 16 larger-than-life color plates include a monograph embodying the life's work of the author. This present facsimile comes from an original (one of very few left in the world) from the Natural History Museum in London. Every effort was been made to match the style and the feel of the original, and Gordon Rowley has added an introduction and tabulation of plates including modern equivalent names for the 16 cacti represented. The book has a total of 81 pages. 13” x 21” oversized shape, beautifully hardbound w/ a colorful dustjacket. This printing is now made available in the original size of this near-legendary work for a limited time only, and at a very special price. Regular $109.95, we are now offering this beautiful volume for only……$99.50 ($10.50 postage/handling/insurance/U.S.A.---foreign orders, please request a quotation) $99.50
7005DICTIONARY OF GENERA AND SUB-GENERA OF CACTACEAE - R. Byles (1956/1999). Includes descriptions of major species. A wealth of information, all contained in one 33-page, spiralbound photo reprint. 8½" x 11"$9.95
7015 DIDIEREACEAE - G. Rowley (1992). First informational booklet written on this unusual plant. Contents include habitat, family history, cultivation. Keys to genera and complete descriptions accompany all the varieties recognized. 45 color photos, 10 b/w drawings, 1 map. 7½" x 10", 36 pages, staplebound, heavy glossy color cover$15.95
7020DINTERIA 12 - Scientific Society of S/W Africa (1976). Entire magazine devoted to euphorbias in Angola and northern Kaokoland. Written by L.C. Leach. Technical descriptions accompanied by 32 b/w photos, 35 pages, 7" x 9½", staplebound. $5.95
7025DINTERIA 17 - Scientific Society of S/W Africa. (1984) Devoted to ceropegias with major article (65 pages being one article by P. Bruyns) entitled "Ceropegias, Brachystelma and Tenaris in South West Africa." One color plate, b/w photos throughout. 84 pages, 7" x 9-1/2", staplebound $9.95
7044 ECHINOCEREUS OF BAJA, CALIFORNIA, THE (DIE ECHINOCEREEN DER BAJA, CALIF.) - G.Frank/M.&A.Ohr/R.Rohmer(2001). In German and English. An extensive documentative review of the species, subspecies, and forms in habitat. Includes a brief history of each taxa. The rough descriptions include stems, aeroles, spines, flowers, fruits, seeds, and more. The majority of the book is the glorious pictorial record of the echinocerei of lower California with over 347 crisp, clear color photos, and 26 SEM seed photos. 341 pages, 6" x 8½", hardbound, self-color cover No Longer Available - Out of Print

7047 ECHINOCEREUS PECTINATUS-ECHINOCEREUS DASYACANTHUS GROUP - G.Frank (1997). In German (+ separate, complete English translation booklet is included). Recently translated into English to accompany this book, we now have a completely detailed study of these two groups, focusing especially on the yellow flowering forms of Echinocereus pectinatus from their regional habitats. Also includes a study on Echinocereus pectinatus var. etenoides and E. pectinatus var. wenigeri. An important semi-technical contribution towards improving our understanding of the variability of the species, varies, and forms within this complex, and concludes with a new taxonomic evaluation. 176 excellent color photos, 24 b/w SEM photos, misc. drawings. 143 pages (plus additional 58-page English translation booklet), 6" x 9", hardbound$49.95
7050EL INTERESANTE MUNDO DE LAS CACTACEAS - H. Bravo-Hollis/L. Scheinvar(1995).(In Spanish). Definitive compilation encompassing: morphology/lifestyles, taxonomy/variation/evolution/uses of cacti. Even recipes using nopales! Includes glossary and bibliography. 170 color photos, + many illustrations/graphs. 233 pages, 8½" x 11", hardbound$59.95
7051
The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants - Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications (2005) By Christian Ratsch

The most comprehensive guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants.
• Examines 414 psychoactive plants and related substances
• Explores how using psychoactive plants in a culturally sanctioned context can produce important insights into the nature of reality

In the traditions of every culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing, and transformative properties. The most powerful plants—those known to transport the human mind into other dimensions of consciousness—have traditionally been regarded as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian Rätsch details the botany, history, distribution, cultivation, and preparation and dosage of more than 400 psychoactive plants. He discusses their ritual and medicinal usage, cultural artifacts made from these plants, and works of art that either represent or have been inspired by them. The author begins with 168 of the most well-known psychoactives—such as cannabis, datura, and papaver—then presents 133 lesser known substances as well as additional plants known as “legal highs,” plants known only from mythological contexts and literature, and plant products that include substances such as ayahuasca, incense, and soma. The text is lavishly illustrated with 800 color photographs—many of which are from the author’s extensive fieldwork around the world—showing the people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactives.

Hardcover 8 1/2" x 11", 944 pages, 800 color photographs, 670 B&W illustrations gesundheitpl.de

This book weighs almost 8 pounds!  Please add $8.00 additional postage for shipping.

$119.95
7052 Epiphyllum  - Frank Supplie  This brand new book has over 500 color photographs of beautiful Epiphyllum hybrids and botanical species. The contents include Epiphyllum A-Z (including many rare ones), more than 20 New Hybrids with description and photos, Joyce Carr hybrids, and a section on culture.  Text is in German and English. 80 Pages, 500 color photos, 8"x6", hardcover.$24.95
7054 EPIPHYLLUM BASICS II - S.Minogue (1992/2000). This edition is the same as the original, however 18 color photos have replaced the earlier black and white photos. This book is totally devoted to the beginner, with cultural tips on potting soil, feeding, lighting, pests, taking cuttings---the whole myriad of information never before made available. A BEST buy for growers of epiphyllums (also known as 'Orchid Cactus', 'Epi Cactus', or 'Epies'). 24 pages, 8½" x 11", spiralbound with color cover$9.95

7057 ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY OF SUCCULENT PLANT NAMES –U.Eggli & L.Newton (2004). This unique piece of important, irreplaceable work was written to explain the etymologies used in the recently completed six-part series “Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants” (the meaning used in scientific names in these volumes). Or, to put it more succinctly, it's a complete alphabetical list, together with concise explanations, of all the currently accepted names of succulent plants (including cacti), with the derivation of the currently accepted names of over 10,000 taxa! Even if you don't have the six volumes series of succulent plant books previously mentioned, you would benefit greatly from having this publication. “It is a valuable reference for plant scientists, horticulturists, and hobbyists with an interest in succulent plants”. 266 pages, 8-1/2” x 11”, hardbound$99.95
7060 EUPHORBIACEAE (INTRODUCTION TO THE) - – A.Pritchard (2003). For the first time in nearly a decade, someone has written a general introduction about one of the most popular succulents in the world: Euphorbias. This book contains short historical notes, cultivation tips, and complete descriptions of some of the most significant species (about 131)---all illustrated with 49 excellent color photos. A 2-page bibliography and one-page glossary rounds out an excellent 64-page publication. 6-1/2” X 9”, softbound w/flaps$9.95
7065EUPHORBIA JOURNAL, VOLUME 1- Ron LaFon, et al, Eds. (1983). Reprinted by popular demand! Eleven superb articles are contained therein by top authorities such as G. Rowley, S. Carter, F. Horwood and more! Illustrated with 200 MAGNIFICENT color photographs! If you are a serious collector, or if you like to read and look at lovely photos, you mustn't miss this one. 130 pages, 7" x 10", hardbound w/color dustjacket New Lower Price

$44.95

7066EUPHORBIA JOURNAL, VOLUME 2- Ron LaFon, et al, Eds. (1984) . Volume 2 is crammed with articles on new and popular euphorbias by respected people worldwide (Dyer, Harry Hall, David Hardy, G. Rowley, etc.). 223 nice color photos, 154 pages, 7" x 10", hardbound w/color dustjacket New Lower Price

$44.95

7067EUPHORBIA JOURNAL, VOLUME 3-Ron LaFon, et al, Eds. (1985). In the rich tradition of Volumes 1 and 2, this third volume has 248 magnificent color photos, with outstanding and informative articles by such noted authors as Prof. Werner Rauh, Gordon Rowley, Susan Carter, Larry Leach and others. 154 pages, 7" x 10", hardbound with color dustjacket New Lower Price

$44.95

7068EUPHORBIA JOURNAL, VOLUME 4 - Ron LaFon, et al, Eds. (1987). Dedicated to Werner Rauh, great articles abound like: Madagascan Euphorbias, Euphorbias of Canary Islands, Succulent Euphorbias of Cape Peninsula of S. Africa. 273 magnificent color photos, 169 pages, 7" x 10", hardbound, w/color dustjacket New Lower Price

$44.95

7069EUPHORBIA JOURNAL, VOLUME 5 - Ron LaFon, et al, Eds. (1988). Excellent articles on euphorbias and the countries of Yemen, Namibia, the Transvaal (S.Africa), Somalia, and more! Exciting chapters--"cresting" Euphorbias! Outstanding color photos-242 in all. 166 pages, 7" x 10", hardbound, with color dustjacket New Lower Price

$44.95

7070EUPHORBIA JOURNAL, VOLUME 6 - Ron LaFon, et al, Eds. (1989). Great articles like "Succulent Euphorbias in Chile," "The Succulent Euphorbias of Zimbabwe," much more! Simply outstanding. 238 color photos, 12 b/w photos, 154 pages. 7" x 10", hardbound, w/ color dustjacket New Lower Price

$44.95

7071EUPHORBIA JOURNAL, VOLUME 7 - Ron LaFon, et al, Eds. (1991). This volume completes (with part two) W. Rauh's "Growing Madagascar Euphorbias" (11 pages), S. Fourie's "Intro. to the Succulent Euphorbias of the Transvaal"(21 pages)-among other outstanding articles! 271 color photos, 169 pages, 7" x 10", hardbound w/color dustjacket New Lower Price

$44.95

7072EUPHORBIA JOURNAL, VOLUME 8 - Ron LaFon, et al, Eds. (1992). Outstanding articles on Monadeniums from Tanzania, succulent Euphorbias in Botswana and also India, succulent Euphorbias of the Southeastern Cape Province-plus more! 261 color photos, 154 pages, 7" x 10", hardbound w/color dustjacket New Lower Price

$44.95

7073 EUPHORBIA JOURNAL, VOLUME 9 - Ron LaFon, et al, Eds. (1994). Another exciting journal. 617 magnificent color photos accompany articles by famous plant persons and their major specialties: S. Carter on Euphorbias from E.Africa, B. Hargreaves on the Succulent Euphorbias of Malawi, etc. Eleven major articles in all. 617 color photos, 6 b/w photos, 4 color maps. 250 pages, 7" x 10", hardbound w/color dustjacket New Lower Price

$44.95

7074 EUPHORBIA JOURNAL, VOLUME 10 - Ron LaFon, et al, Eds (1997). At long last, the final (?) volume to complete your series of Euphorbia Journals is now here. Some say this is the BEST of all 10 journals. Superb articles from Graham Williamson on the Richtersveld and Southern Namib desert Euphorbias; Botanical photography by Ron LaFon; Monadenium checklist; Growing succulents in Java, plus other articles by Daryl Koutnik, Len Newton, Marco Avolio and others. And finally, an index for all 10 volumes! 243 pages, 553 color photos, 15 b/w photos, 7" x 10", hardbound w/color dustjacket New Lower Price

$44.95

7090EUPHORBIAS FROM EAST AFRICA (AN ACCOUNT OF 25 NEW SUCCULENT SPINY) - S. Carter (1982). Key to the East African species of Euphorbias, and descriptions of 25 new species. This is Volume 39, Pt. 2 Hooker's Icones Plantarum (1982). 118 pages, 6" x 9-1/ 2", 24 realistic pages of line drawings. For the serious collector. $14.95
EXCELSA JOURNALS OF THE ALOE, CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY OF ZIMBABWE - 16 outstanding softbound journals from this respected African Society, covering the years 1972-1997. Filled with important articles on major plants such as: aloe, cycad, euphorbia, haworthia, lithop, mammillaria, stapeliad, and others. Hundreds of color photographs (352), black and white photos (290), numerous line drawings - over 1,164 pages! An important piece of work not to be overlooked! Can be purchased individually or all 16 in this offering. 7" x 9½", softbound. Items #8000-3 through 8000-12 (journals #3-#12) are smaller in content and photos, thus the cheaper price. See below for journal numbers and prices:
8000EXCELSA JOURNALS #3 through #12-(1973-1986)-each journal:$19.95
8005EXCELSA JOURNAL No. 13-(1988). Articles: conophytums, brachystelma, aloes. 23 color photos, 19 b/w photos, 146 pages, 7" x 9½", softbound$26.95
8006EXCELSA JOURNAL No. 14-(1989). Articles: desert succulents; pests and diseases of aloes, brachystelma. 48 color, 35 b/w photos. 164 pages, 7" x 9½", softbound$29.95
8007 EXCELSA JOURNAL No. 15-(1992). Major articles: Euphorbias from Zambesiaca, Aloe polyphylla; giant Baobob tree; Checklist of Zimbabwean succulents, caudiciforms, pachycauls, etc. 68 color photos, 25 b/w photos, 104 pages, 7" x 9½", softbound$29.95
8008EXCELSA JOURNAL No. 16-(1994) Major articles: aloes, sansevierias, world list of cycads, cycads in Kenya, the taxonomy of Quaqua - others. 87 color photos, 17 b/w photos, 18 drawings, 6 maps, 158 pages, 7" x 9½", softbound$29.95
8012EXCELSA TAXONOMIC SERIES NO. 4 - L. Leach (1988). The latest to come out of the taxonomic series. This one is completely devoted to "A Revision of Huernia" Highly technical. 123 b/w maps, 197 pages, 7½" x 9¼", softbound$34.95
8025FLORA OF ECUADOR---CACTACEAE - J. Madsen (1989/1992). Gives a rather concise accounting of all known cactaceae in Ecuador, all in English. Sixteen genera with 41 species are described in detail, accompanied by 16 excellent full page b/w illustrations drawn to perfection. Includes synonyms, full descriptions of each specie, brief information. Very well done. Important work on the flora. 79 pages, 8½" x 11", spiralbound photo reprint. Reasonable price$8.95
8027 Flora of the Guianas 31 Cactaceae   Covers all the native species of Cacti in the Guianas with descriptions and accompanying drawings and b&w photographs. 63 pages, 16 B&W illustrations, map, Limpback 6" x 9"$22.95
8030FLORA OF LIBYA----EUPHORBIACEAE - S. Jafri/ A. El-Gadi (1982/1992). A technical look at 5 genera and 32 species represented in Libya-mainly shrub types. Well written and well illustrated with 17 full page line drawings. 54 pages, 8½" x 11", spiralbound photo reprint$7.95
8035 FLORA OF NORTH AMERICA (North of Mexico)—Vol. 4, Part 1 (Magnoliophyta: caryophyllidae). 2004 - The main section (1/3 of the book) is on Cactaceae, and contributors to this section are: B.Parfitt, A.Gibson, M.Hawkes, D.Pinkava, et al. This massive work puts forth the classification of the Cactaceae recognizing four subfamilies of which three are represented in the flora: Pereskioideae, Opuntioideae and Cactoideae. The sheer scale of this monumental work is impressive. 189 species in 34 genera contained in the 166 pages of this volume is the first important treatment on the subject since 1952 (The New Britton and Brown Illustrated Flora). Also included in this book are other succulent plants groups represented as follows: Portulacaceae (47pp.) and Aizoaceae (16pp.). 1 color graphic frontispiece, 312 thumbnail graphics, 583 pages. 8-1/2” x 11”, hardbound. Released in March, 2004.$119.95
8041 Flora of Somalia Volume 4  - Edited by Mats Thulin.  Volume 4 covers the monocotyledon's of Somalia which includes many of the succulents of this richly diverse arid area.  Several hundred species of monocotyledons are found nowhere else in world and constitute a unique genetic resource.  This volume provides a detailed picture of those grasses, sedges, palms, sea-grasses, aloes, lilies, etc that grow in Somalia.  585 species are treated.  50 of which have been described as new within the area.  304 pages, 4 color plates, 171 line drawings, hardback in dust-jacket.$74.95
8045FLORA OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, VOL. 27, PART 4 - R.A.Dyer (1980). A welcome monograph covering 69 species of brachystelma, over 51 ceropegia, and 6 riocreuxia. 91 pages, 19 line drawings and keys. A very valuable addition where so little information exists! 7" x 9½", softbound$8.95
8048

FREEZEHARDY OPUNTIA FROM THE U.S.A. (Kaktusy Special #2—in English)—I. Richter (2004).  A special issue magazine, all in English from the Czech Cactus Society.  This issue deals exclusively with winter hardy opuntias of the United States.  Over 75 color photos display the wide areas in the U.S. where opuntias are found in their natural distribution---especially in the upper northwest portion.  Most photos show opuntias in flower, and give an idea as to where they are located.  31 pages, 6” x  9”, staplebound.

$7.95
8050GARDEN SUCCULENTS - – T.Hewitt (2003) Brand new, concise and informative guide to growing garden succulents of all different types. Expert advice on planting, propagation and care. Helpful information is given on how to choose the best succulents for your soil and situation. And finally, 60 pages of information on recommended plants for the best results (with color photos for each plant recommended). Written primarily for the novice, the information is specific enough that all can learn from it. 64 color photos. 96 pages, 5-1/2” X 8-1/2”, softbound$9.95
8055 GARDENER'S DIRECTORY OF CACTI & SUCCULENTS -M.Anderson (2001). Previously published as a larger compendium (the now out-of-print "Ultimate Book of Cacti & Succulents"), this abbreviated version is exactly the same but without the insert of the chapters dealing with design ideas, care and cultivation. Formatted in A to Z order, each family starts out with a description of the family, then an assortment of color photos of that family. There are over 500 fantastic color photos, showing a vast range of cacti and succulent plants in an infinite variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Some groups are cultivated for their flowers, while many are grown for their shape and form. A comprehensive introduction explains their botany and classification to help you distinguish between the many plants. Also includes information about growth potential, size, flowering and habitat. "This is the perfect reference book to the world of cacti and succulents". 500 color photos, 192 pages, 8-1/2" x 11", softbound with heavy color cover. A really good buy if you want a color dictionary book of cacti and succulents for easy identification and reference.................$17.95
8067GENERA PEDIOCACTUS-NAVAJOA-TOUMEYA - F.Hochstatter (1995). English edition. This completes the author's work on documenting every known form of pediocactus and sclerocactus. Many descriptions are written here - some for the first time. This book also covers the subject of environmental factors in habitat. 68 color photos, 114 b/w photos, 1 color drawing, 4 b/w drawings, 7 maps. 167 pages. 7" x 10", hardbound$54.95
8070 GLOSSARY OF BOTANICAL TERMS (WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SUCCULENT PLANTS) - U. Eggli (1993). Includes synonyms, opposite meaning, cross referencing. A very useful booklet! 109 pages, 7½" x 10", softbound$12.95
8075 GREAT SAGUARO BOOK (THE) - S. Hazen-Hammond (1997). 100 gorgeous full-color photos accompany witty and delightful text describing cactus lore, legend, and weird and wonderful tales of this unique cactus. "A prickly tribute to a truly unique American icon". 160 pages, 4½" x 10½", softbound$16.95
8085 GROWING CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS IN THE CONSERVATORY AND INDOORS - S. Bell (2001). Cacti and other succulents are among the strangest and most outrageously colorful plants on the planet, and this book demonstrates how easy it is to create glorious displays in your home and in your garden or workplace. Whether used as accents in containers or as part of a garden transformation, cacti have a modern, fresh feel. Plan your own “succulent” garden with a long-time expert's instructions on choosing plants, repairing a scheme, dealing with climate, using many settings from rockeries to water features. The second half of the book is a plant selector, with easy-to-follow lists of cacti that can be used for various purposes like climbing, flowering-with both large and low-growing plants. Each chapter has the 'best of the species' described and in color. Another added plus: the directory features 165 plants, all in color, divided into three sections by hardiness. If you're looking for a book for identification purposes, or a book to help you decide what to put in your cactus landscape, this is the book for you. 266 color photos, 176 pages (all in color), 8-1/4” x 11”, softbound, heavy glossy color cover………………Good buy at only: $28.95
8088 GROWING CACTI AND SUCCULENTS - Colorado Cactus Soc. (Ed.) (2002/1996). Great information on cactus culture, and growing winter hardy cacti in the colder areas of the world. Includes a comprehensive list with descriptive details on cacti and succulents recommended. Includes mailorder sources. 91 pages, illustrated, 5-½" x 8-½", wirebound. RAINBOW GARDENS BOOKSHOP EXCLUSIVE!$10.95
8090 GROWING THE MESEMBS (THE NEW)- E. Storms (1986). Like a mini-handbook! 12 full pages of color photos (showing 144 varieties of lithops alone), +47 other photos in color. Updated and revised with the latest technical data. 58 pages, 6" x 9", staplebound, heavy color cover$9.95
8096 GROWING WINTER HARDY CACTI (In Cold/Wet Climate Conditions) - J. Spain (1997 Rev. Ed.). An expanded version of his earlier work on how to grow winter hardy cacti. This version has more information, and the addition of 24 color photos. Highly recommended. 71 pages, 20 b/w drawings. 5½" x 8½", staplebound, heavy color cover$15.95
9000 GUIDE TO THE ALOES OF SOUTH AFRICA - B. van Wyck/G.Smith (Rev. Ed. 2004). First major book on aloes in almost 30 years. A lavishly illustrated and informative text, treating all 125 species in South Africa, with descriptions aimed at identification for the layperson and scientist alike both in the field and in the garden. Also includes flowering times, geographical distribution range, conservation status, and general notes on cultivation, common names and uses. A distribution map is given for EVERY species! 405 EXCELLENT COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS illustrating their habitat and growth form, as well as close-up photographs of flowers and leaves, and distribution maps of all the species are provided. Also includes indexes to scientific and common names, and an illustrated glossary for further reading. What's new in the revised edition? All name & classification changes have been updated. New info. on localities have been added to the maps. An additional section on gardening and landscaping with aloes has been added. Measurement of plants/altitudes/where they grow in nature are now given in both metric and imperial measurements. Cross-references to other works on Aloe have been added for ease of reference. This book will definitely become the standard reference on the genus for years to come! 304 pages, 6-1/2” x 9-1/2” hardbound..In stock now at only$64.95

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