Synopses & Reviews
International demand for the uniquely spiky cactus family has brought them far beyond their desert homes. However, because of their appeal and medicinal potential, many species of cacti are endangered. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, has set extensive guidelines on how this plant family can be traded.
This guide walks readers through the regulations, detailing the major groups of cacti in trade, their distribution, conservation status, use, and likelihood of illegal trade. Intended for enforcement agencies, commercial nurserymen, traders, collectors and amateur growers, CITES and Cacti includes identification tips and a fully illustrated PowerPoint that can serve as a training presentation, complete with speakerandrsquo;s notes.
The authors earlier collaborated on our bestselling Succulents: The Illustrated Dictionary. This new book does not replace the original, which continues to be available, but rather supplements it in several ways. It includes 900 species that were not covered in the first volume, and although it includes some species that were covered earlier, this second volume supplies new photographs that illustrate other aspects of the plant, whether in its habitat or in cultivation. The format of the two books is similar, with brief descriptions accompanying the excellent color photographs. Real succulent enthusiasts will welcome the additional coverage and improved photographs offered by this new volume, which should take its place on the shelf next to the original.
Real succulent enthusiasts will want both of these highly illustrated books. The newer volume includes 900 species not covered in the first volume. Where species are duplicated, new photographs illustrate other aspects of the plant, whether in its habitat or in cultivation. The original volume remains a splendid introduction to succulents. The format of the two books is similar, with brief descriptions accompanying the excellent color photographs.
This second volume covers 900 additional species, and supplies new photographs that illustrate different aspects of the plant, whether in its habitat or in cultivation.
About the Author
Maurizio Sajevaand#160;is professor of plant ecology at the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Palermo in Italy.H. Noel McGoughand#160;isand#160;part of the Conventions and Policy Team at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.Lucy Garrettand#160;is a researcher based at the University of East Anglia, UK.and#160;Giulia Sajeva is an ethnobiologistand#160;based at the University of Palermo in Italy.and#160;Jonas Landuuml;thyand#160;isand#160;part of the CITES Management Authority of Switzerland in Bern.Maurice Tse-Laurenceand#160;is part of the CITES Management Authority of Switzerland in Bern.Catherine Rutherfordand#160;is part of the Conventions and Policy Team at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.and#160;
Table of Contents
Slide 1: CITES and Cacti
Slide 2: CITES and Cactiand#8212;What This Presentation Will Cover
Introduction to Cacti
Slide 4: What are Cacti?
Slide 5: Cacti Characteristics
Slide 6: Global Abundance
Slide 7: Global Trade
Slide 8: CITES and Cactiand#8212;Subgroups
Slide 9: Appendix I Cactiand#8212;What is Controlled?
Slide 10: Appendix II Cactiand#8212;What is Controlled?
Appendix I Cacti
Slide 12: Global Trade Hotspots
Slide 13: Ariocarpus spp.and#8212;1
Slide 14: Ariocarpus spp.and#8212;2
Slide 15: Astrophytum asterias
Slide 16: Aztekium ritteri
Slide 17: Corphyantha werdermannii
Slide 18: Discocactus spp.
Slide 19: Echinocereus ferreirianus subs. linsayi and E. schmollii
Slide 20: Escobaria minima and E. sneedii
Slide 21: Mammillaria pectinifera and M. solisioides
Slide 22:and#160; Melocactus conoideus, M. deinacanthus, M. glaucescens and M. paucispinus
Slide 23: Obregonia denegrii
Slide 24: Pachycereus militaris
Slide 25: Pediocactus spp.and#8212;1
Slide 26: Pediocactus spp.and#8212;2
Slide 27: Pelecyphora spp.
Slide 28: Sclerocactus spp.
Slide 29: Strombocactus spp.
Slide 30: Turbinicarpus spp.and#8212;1
Slide 31: Turbinicarpus spp.and#8212;2
Slide 32: Uebelmannia spp.
Appendix II Cactic
Slide 34: Global Trade Hotspots
Slide 35: Astrophytum spp.
Slide 36: Astrophytum caput-medusae
Slide 37: Aztekium hintonii
Slide 38: Blossfeldia liliputana
Slide 39: Copiapoa spp.
Slide 40: Coryphantha spp.
Slide 41: Echinocactus spp.
Slide 42: Echinocactus grusonii
Slide 43: Echinocereus spp.and#8212;1
Slide 44: Echinocereus spp.and#8212;2
Slide 45: Echinopsis spp.
Slide 46: Epithelantha spp.
Slide 47: Eriosyce spp.
Slide 48: Escobaria spp.
Slide 49: Ferocactus spp.
Slide 50: Frailea spp.
Slide 51: Geohintonia Mexicana
Slide 52: Gymnocalycium spp.
Slide 53: Leuchtenbergia principis
Slide 54: Lophophora spp.
Slide 55: Mammillaria spp.and#8212;1
Slide 56: Mammillaria spp.and#8212;2
Slide 57: Matucana spp.
Slide 58: Melocactus spp.
Slide 59: Neolloydia spp.
Slide 60: Opuntia spp.
Slide 61: Parodia/Notocactus spp.
Slide 62: Rebutia spp.
Slide 63: Rebutia cintia
Slide 64: Sclerocactus spp.
Slide 65: Thelocactus spp.
Slide 66: Yavia cryptocarpa
Slide 67: Epiphytic Cacti
Slide 68: Columnar Cacti
Slide 70: Leaf-bearing Cacti
Slide 71: Exempted Hybrids and Cultivars
Implementing CITES for Cacti
Slide 73: Enforcement
Slide 74: Enforcementand#8212;Checks
Slide 75: Wild-Collectedand#8212;Cacti Smuggling: cacti found in suitcases
Slide 76: Wild-Collectedand#8212;Cacti Smuggling: cacti found in suitcases and post parcels
Slide 77: Wild or Artificially Propagated: Key Characteristics
Slide 78: Wild or Artificially Propagated? Wild-collected cacti found in nurseries
Slide 79: Rainsticks
Slide 80: Seeds
Slide 81: Fruits
Slide 82: CITES Definition of and#8216;Artificially Propagatedand#8217;
Slide 83: Cacti in Medicine and Religion
Slide 84: Contacts and Further Resources