Succulents and Cactus Reference Books

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101 Essential Tips: Cacti & Succulents  
by Terry Hewitt, Deni Bown, DK Publishing; ISBN: 0789410761
Don't get "stuck" for answers--they're all to be found here in this informative book with full-color illustrations on every page.

Arizona Cactus : A Guide to Unique Varieties (Arizona Traveler Guidebooks)by Deborah Smith, Deborahann Smith, Renaissance House Pub; ISBN: 1558380922

Cacti & Succulents 
by Hans Hecht, Sterling Publications; ISBN: 0806905492
From Booklist
Written for the beginner (though there is plenty here for more experienced cactus and succulent growers), this wonderful guidebook offers a wealth of information on propagation, grafting, fertilizing, and repotting, along with advice on lighting, soil, and pest and disease control. There's an alphabetical listing of more than 300 cacti and other succulents, with their botanical names, common names, and important characteristics and requirements. Each entry includes the plant's description, information about its natural habitat, tips for year-round care, and information on its species. Also included for each one is a color photograph of the plant. One of the most helpful guides to these fascinating plants. George Cohen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Cacti of the United States and Canada
by Lyman D. Benson
, Stanford University Press; ISBN: 0804708630

Cacti : The Illustrated Dictionary
by Rod Preston-Mafham, Ken Preston-Mafham (Contributor), Timber Pr; ISBN: 0881924008
In honor of growing and collecting cacti, one of the most actively and enthusiastically followed areas of popular horticulture, the author document and photograph over 1,100 species and varieties of globular cactus, it doesn't cover other kinds of cactus like Cereus, Opuntia or Pereskia. The entries are presented alphabetically and contain a full list of alternative names which have been given to the species described.

by Elisabeth Manke, Barrons Educational Series; ISBN: 0764112260
From Horn Book
A combination of brilliant scientific drawings and clear, well-organized text makes this a useful and attractive book for both researchers and browsers. Four chapters illuminate the unique features of cacti and the mechanics of cactus growth and survival in the desert. Lerner demonstrates a respect for her audience and knowledge of the subject matter. Glos., ind. -- Copyright 1993 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the hardcover edition of this title

Cactus : The Most Beautiful Species and Their Care
by Carol Lerner, Unknown; ISBN: 0688096379
Prickly and frequently taking strange shapes, cacti often thrive when given minimal care, and sometimes languish when owners "nurse them to death." This handsomely illustrated book introduces plant growers to the basics of cactus care and cultivation, then presents an alphabetized, photo illustrated directory of roughly 50 varieties--from Acanthocalycium to Uebelmannia pectinifera. Only avid plant lovers need remember the scientific names. More practical for plant growers, and shown in stunning photographs, is the magnificent variety of cactus flowers that blossom from the fascinating shapes of these plants. In addition to the identifying photos, each plant profile includes information on original region of growth and growth period. Readers get instructions for care, propagation information, and the botanical designation for each cactus plant shown. Cactus enthusiasts will also find sidebar tips that cover everything from water, soil, and light needs to the origins of some of the more interesting cactus names. This remarkable book features more than 275 color photos, a glossary, a directory of American and Canadian cactus societies, supply sources, and a detailed index.

Cactus and Succulents : Simple Secrets for Glorious Gardens-Indoors and Out (Garden Style Book)
by Mimi Luebbermann, Faith Echtermeyer (Photographer), Chronicle Books; ISBN: 0811814467

Cactuses of Big Bend National Park (Corrie Herring Hooks Series)
by Donglas B. Evans, Douglas B. Evans, Ro Wauer (Photographer), Doris Evans (Photographer), Univ of Texas Pr; ISBN: 0292720998
When the cactuses bloom in Big Bend National Park, their vivid pinks and purples, reds and yellows bring an unforgettable beauty to the rugged Chihuahuan Desert landscape. In fact, many people visit the park just to see the cactus blossoms and other wildflowers. If you're one of them, this book will increase your enjoyment by helping you identify the wonders at your feet. And if you've never been to Big Bend when the cactuses are blooming, you'll discover here what you've been missing.

Complete Book of Cacti and Succulents
by Terry Hewitt, DK Publishing; ISBN: 0789416573
Through step-by-step color photographic sequences and expert text, this book gives in-depth information on the history, cultivation, and imaginative use of hundreds of strikingly handsome specimens of cacti and provides practical information for use in both house and garden. Over 600 full-color photos.


Familiar Cacti (The Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by Kenneth D. Heil, Ken Heil, Knopf; ISBN: 0679741496

Growing Classic Cacti : An Illustrated Guide to over 150 Representative Species
by Marcus H. Schneck, Sterling Publications; ISBN: 0806937890
Covers: Habitat, Range, Characteristics, Obtaining Seeds, Germination, Growing Mediums and Tools, Cuttings, Grafting, Pick Your Own? Soil, Watering, Humidity and Sunshine, Pests, Outdoor Gardening.

Haworthia and Astroloba : a collector's guide
by John Pilbeam, Knopf; ASIN: 0713405341
This title is out of print.  You might still be able to find it used from or others. The names in the genus Haworthia are changing frequently, but this book is the only one trying to cover some of the most common hybrids.

Mammillaria Handbook
by Robert T. Craig, ASIN: 0384100902
This title is out of print.  You might still be able to find it used from or others. 

Mammillaria : A Collector's Guide
by John Pilbeam, Knopf; ASIN: 0876633602
This title is out of print.  You might still be able to find it used from or others.

Simon and Schuster's Guide to Cacti and Succulents 
by Mariella Pizzetti, Stanley Schuler (Editor), Simon & Schuster (Paper); ISBN: 0671602314
The title is misleading in that this book describes no other form of succulents outside cacti. The book is a fair reference book, especially for those with a mild interest in cacti.
Succulents (New Plant Library)
by Terry Hewitt, Lorenz Books; ISBN: 1859676375
The plant catalog offers a complete reference to over 50 varieties of succulents with botanical descriptions and details of pot culture, height and spread for each. The grower's section describes how to cultivate succulents - from buying and selecting best plants to controlling pests and disease.

Succulents : The Illustrated Dictionary 
by Maurizio Sajeva, Mariangela Costanzo, Marlangela Constanzo (Contributor), Mariangela Constanzo, Timber Pr; ISBN: 0881923982
Succulents form one of the largest and most interesting plant groups in the world, united only by each species' ability to retain water for use in time of drought. This book is the most complete illustrated reference ever published on succulents, featuring photographs and brief descriptions of more than 1,000 species and varieties from 195 genera. The descriptions detail each plant's size, appearance, and native habitat. Without a doubt, it is the ideal reference for all succulent lovers.

Succulents II : The New Illustrated Dictionary  
by Maurizio Sajeva, Mariangela Costanzo, Timber Pr; ISBN: 0881924490
From Booklist
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, and a description of each is given with details on its shape, color, growth form, size.

Sulcorebutia and Weingartia : a collector's guide  
by John Pilbeam, ASIN: 0713446722
This title is out of print.  You might still be able to find it used from or others.

The Plantfinder's Guide to Cacti & Other Succulents
by Keith Grantham, Paul Klaassen, Timber Pr; ISBN: 0881924253
Book News, Inc.
Ten two-page plates and other color photos confirm that succulents can be as dramatic as rainforest flora. Overviewing the history, classification, and propagation of plants in 19 families, the authors provide A-Z entries averaging several paragraphs, a summary chart of the 121 genera described, listings of specialty gardens and societies worldwide, retail plant sources, and a glossary of terms from "acauline" to "zygomorphic." -- Copyright 1999 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR All rights reserved

The Genus Duvalia (Stapelieae) : Stem-Succulents Between the Cape and Arabia (Plant Systematics and Evolution. Supplementum, 10)
by Ulrich Meve, Springer Verlag; ISBN: 3211829830
Presents a long-term study of the stapeliad genus Duvalia dealing with most aspects of modern biosystematic research. Emphasizes on the reproductional behavior, which was considered by field observations in South Africa. DLC: Duvalia Africa, Southern - Classification. 

The genus Haworthia (Liliaceae) : a taxonomic revision
by Charles L. Scott, ASIN: 0620079746
This title is out of print.  You might still be able to find it used from or others. 

The Ultimate Book of Cacti and Succulents
by Miles Anderson, Lorenz Books; ISBN: 1859674607
Book News, Inc.
With their incredibly hardy and low maintenance nature and their distinctly beautiful characteristics, it's no surprise that succulents are favorites among many people. With over 1,000 full-color photographs, this comprehensive volume details the botany and classification of cacti and succulents, and examines their diversity. Included in this informative resource are designs for growing succulent plants indoors and out with tips and ides for hanging baskets, patios and terraces, garden settings, and container cultivation. The photographic plant directory provides a definitive reference section for over 400 varieties of cacti and their care. The cultivation section provides guidance on all aspects of buying, planting and maintaining cacti and succulents and techniques for planting, propagation, grafting and maintenance.

The World of Cactus and Succulents, and Other Water-Thrifty Plants
by Alice Quiros, Ortho Books; ISBN: 0917102592
A succulent collection decorates an outdoor patio during the warm season. When the weather cools it's simple to relocate the collection indoors. With clear photographs that beautifully exemplify what a collection can look like, as well as designs for unusual containers and accessories, this is your complete guide to growing and caring for these stunning plants.  


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