4 edition of Cacti of the Southwest found in the catalog.
Cacti of the Southwest
W. Hubert Earle
|Statement||text and photographs by W. Hubert Earle.|
|LC Classifications||QK495.C11 E2 1980|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxi, 210 p. :|
|Number of Pages||210|
|LC Control Number||80083416|
Species are listed alphabetically by scientific name and habitat descriptions are given for each. In total, this Springer publication is pages and was translated from the original German version published two years prior. Larry Ulrich and Susan Lamb. They are as American as corn, tomatoes, tobacco, or potatoes. I found the most helpful feature of this book to be individual photos printed for each variety within a specific species.
Being a thesis, this book contains a good deal of technical information, such as charts, graphs, and microscopic photos of seeds, but it is also quite useful to the casual cactus grower who would like a better understanding of the genus. He includes a description and comments for each species. Carter and D. Note: It does not contain those species that have been classified as Sulcorebutia. Hundreds of photos help simplify the identification of such genera as Echinocereus, Mammillaria, Parodia, and many more. These early explorers took living specimens of the cacti home to Europe, not only because of their uniqueness, but because they would survive the long sea voyages when other plants, except in the seed stage, would not.
The outer surface of the ovary is always spiny and sometimes woolly as well. Although many will find the selection sufficient, I find the only drawback of this book is that it doesn't cover more species. Bowers and Brian Wignall Illustrator. The color photos primarily represent the flower close-up for each species. This book is bilingual and each page is split into two colums with German on the left and English on the right. A separate section of color photos was added when the book was updated in
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Next are the species and subspecies listed alphabetically and superbly described. This land is at the northernmost limit of many varieties native to Mexico, and in particular species of coryphanthaechinomastus and escobaria.
Forward by Bruce E. Some opuntia become large and tree-like while others stay at ground level, often forming extensive mats. Michael Powell. That includes those considered by many collectors as Gymnocactus and Rapicactus. These early explorers took living specimens of the cacti home to Europe, not only because of their uniqueness, but because they would survive the long sea voyages when other plants, except in the seed stage, would not.
The Cactus Family is now out of print, but used and new copies are still out there at reasonable prices. Also geographical and climatic information regarding California's different vegetative zones are included. The focus of the genus in Brazil doesn't detract from its value as a study of the entire genus.
Following this section is an index of "superfluous or dubious names and hybrids". Illustrations are mostly grouped together seperately from the text with some included elsewhere. The Genus Turbinicarpus Purchase Milan Zachar decided to include the broad range of species within his coverage of the genus Turbinicarpus.
Multiple photos of each species and some habitats are grouped together in the middle of the book along with color distribution maps. These images in combination with flower close-ups and even seed photos ensure proper identification.
Mostly because of certain flower characteristics, it is quite often assumed that cacti are related to the Rose Family.
There are many Southwest varieties, often similar in appearance, a few hybridized and many difficult to identify.
Carter, M. Some of this information may be outdated as the book was first published inbut the majority of information is still very useful to those interested in the subject.
The nomenclature used in this book is therefore up-to-date. Also geographical and climatic information regarding California's different vegetative zones are included.
McMillan and Horobin's Christmas Cacti is a valuable resource for those interested in these popular epiphytic cacti. This is already an array of cacti from widely separated parts of Central and South America. Steve West. Haukos and Loren M. New York and Oxford.
Sharon C. The descriptions follow the latest findings of cactus researchers worldwide and include scientific names; common names; identifying characters based on vegetative habit, flowers, fruit, and seeds; identification of flowerless specimens; and phenology and biosystematics.
We are balked here by the fact that there are no fossils of any cacti. Fischer At approximately 8 bucks, 70 Common Cacti is well worth the money.
Elbert L.The American Garden Guild and Doubleday & Co,Garden City, NY, Hardcover book, very good condition, dust jacket is poor, in two pieces. The cactus is probably the best-know family of succulents, but not all succulents are atlasbowling.com Rating: % positive.
Cacti of the Southwest W. Hubert Earle: This book is a little older; published originally in and later updated init specifically covers cacti of the Southwest.
From Big Bend country of Texas through the Sonoran and Mojave deserts you'll find cacti growing, their succulent and spiny forms defining the arid southwestern landscape.
70 Common Cacti of the Southwest is an indispensable guide to the names, characteristics, and range of the cacti you are most likely to encounter in this extraordinary region. Living under a wide sky, turquoise bright, in a land where crinkled mountains rise purple and brown behind stretches of grass or cacti, some write of their days.
Living in that crease where the past and present meet, where English and Spanish and languages of the indigenous meld, some write of. Growing cacti and succulents as garden plants in a mediterranean climate. Sulcorebutia and Weingartia by John Pilbeam with photography by Bill Weightman Specialist book on these easily grown, highly floriferous South American Cacti.
A Sulco Gallery by John Pilbeam and David Hunt A very useful supplement to the above publication. Published init is the cacti-specific book in a series of books produced by Southwest Parks and Monuments Association.
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