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The deserts of the American Southwest boast a remarkably diversity of drought-tolerant plant life, including many species found nowhere else on earth. And no group says desert quite like cacti. Their prickly nature notwithstanding, cacti and the desert habitats in which they reside are especially fragile. Indeed, Saguaro National Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument were established primarily to protect the largest concentrations of these respective species. Others, such as the Pima pineapple cactus, are less conspicuous but also more rare and in need of special protection and conservation.

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Deserts of the American Southwest are home to an incredible diversity of drought-tolerant plants, including many found nowhere else on earth. And no other group says 'desert' quite like cacti. Their prickly nature notwithstanding, cacti are very fragile, as are the arid deserts they inhabit. In Cacti of the Desert Southwest, botanist and educator Meg Quinn describes eighty significant cacti of the Sonoran, Mojave, and Chihuahuan deserts, including several which are listed as threatened or endangered. Most are shown in full flower.

About the Author

Meg Quinnis an expert on desert plants of southern Arizona and has worked as a horticulturalist, field botanist, educator, and naturalist. She holds a B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona, and currently develops natural history programs for Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781887896283
Author:
Quinn, Meg
Publisher:
Rio Nuevo Publishers
Location:
Tucson, Ariz.
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Southwest, new
Subject:
Cactus
Subject:
Plants - Cacti/Succulents
Subject:
Nature Studies-Botany
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Series:
Natural History
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
96 color illustrations
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , Deserts of the American Southwest are home to an incredible diversity of drought-tolerant plants, including many found nowhere else on earth. And no other group says 'desert' quite like cacti. Their prickly nature notwithstanding, cacti are very fragile, as are the arid deserts they inhabit. In Cacti of the Desert Southwest, botanist and educator Meg Quinn describes eighty significant cacti of the Sonoran, Mojave, and Chihuahuan deserts, including several which are listed as threatened or endangered. Most are shown in full flower.
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