Synopses & Reviews
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. The entries are presented alphabetically and contain a full list of alternative names which have been given to the species described.
andquot;A unique source of reference.andquot;and#8212;Wisley Bookshop, Spring 2002
"This book is already well known in our hobby and many have reported how useful it has been helping hobbyists with the identification of globular cacti."—Amateurs' Digest, May 2001 Wisley Bookshop
"As identification tools or pre-buyer shopping lists, the [dictionary is] superb ... As inspiration for buying plants for your planter, rock garden, greenhouse or coffee table, [this] illustrated [dictionary offers] years of information and enjoyment."—Coni Tarquini, Hardy Plant, April 2003 Coni Tarquini
"A unique source of reference."—Wisley Bookshop, Spring 2002 Hardy Plant
This dictionary concentrates on the globular cacti, particularly Mammillaria, but includes some popular columnar cactus forms such as Echinocereus.
The focus is on globular cacti, particularly Mammillaria, but also some popular columnar cactus forms such as Echinocereus.
About the Author
Rod Preston-Mafham has grown cacti for more than 30 years. He maintains a varied and extensive collection of cacti in England, where he resides.