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500 Cacti: Species and Varieties in Cultivation

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Synopsis:

A visual reference to 500 cacti.

The cactus family includes more than 2,500 species of cacti, succulents, caudiciforms and euphorbs. Native to the Americas, they are at least 50 million years old and highly advanced in their evolution. Not all are desert plants. Some are found in the rainforest, where they enjoy the heavy rainfall and grow much more vigorously than their desert cousins. Many cacti are very popular with rock gardeners and houseplant enthusiasts.

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, such as: Stems with waterproof skin to store waterFar-reaching, shallow root systemsLeaves that are shed during a droughtSpines toward off predators.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554072613
Subtitle:
Species and Varieties in Cultivation
Author:
Preston-mafham, Ken
Author:
Preston-Mafham, Ken
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Plants - Cacti/Succulents
Subject:
Plants - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 2007
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6.57x6.41x1.59 in. 1.93 lbs.

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Product details 528 pages Firefly Books - English 9781554072613 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A visual reference to 500 cacti.

The cactus family includes more than 2,500 species of cacti, succulents, caudiciforms and euphorbs. Native to the Americas, they are at least 50 million years old and highly advanced in their evolution. Not all are desert plants. Some are found in the rainforest, where they enjoy the heavy rainfall and grow much more vigorously than their desert cousins. Many cacti are very popular with rock gardeners and houseplant enthusiasts.

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, such as: Stems with waterproof skin to store waterFar-reaching, shallow root systemsLeaves that are shed during a droughtSpines toward off predators.

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.

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