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Contents 2017 issues
The Oreocereus of Peru and Chile
An overview of the genus Oreocereus found in the Andean mountains of Peru and Chile.
Poisonous aloes in East Africa
Three poisonous aloe species found in East Africa and a little about the people who collected them.
Remarkably varied plants which are winter growers in their natural habitat.
Trotsky - cactus collector
As a political refugee in Mexico Trotsky collected cacti and agaves for his garden.
How this Aloe acquired at a surplus plant stall has grown in the author's garden.
Gymnocalycium spegazzinii in Argentina
A look at the varied forms of G. spegazzinii in one area of Argentina.
Some of the plants in Kathy Flanagan's extensive collection and some cultivation tips.
Hybridising Aloes - doing it my way
A resident of Sri Lanka, Sascha Meyer experiments with hybridising aloes.
Two interesting Euphorbias – Madagascar
A regular visitor to Madagascar, Bob Potter undertook a 17km trek to reach the habitat of these fascinating plants.
An unusual cactus growing in the corner of the author's greenhouse.
Melocactus and the lizard
How Melocactus violaceus has developed a
mutually beneficial relationship with the lizard, Tropidurus
Taken from Oblog.
Exploring along the Orange River
In 2015 Chris Rodgerson documented the plants discovered on a trip along the inhospitable banks of the Orange River in Namibia.
More sleuthing in Central Mexico
A quest to find Yucca queretaroensis, perhaps one of the most beautiful of yucca species.
A trip to the French National Show.
Sansevieria make great houseplants as long as you observe one simple rule – they like to be as warm as you do.
A relatively unknown species which defies classification. Is this the end of the story?
A unique blend of art, science and craftsmanship that inspires all who see them.
Solving a riddle on Cerro La Laja
In search of a natural hybrid Agave.
Growing Epithelantha from seed
Small, solitary and slow growing cacti. Growing from seed is rewarding – all you need is time and patience.
The Brexit Tour
The annual 'Cactus Crawl' to continental nurseries.
Three 'fog-deserts' – the Atacama Desert, Baja California and Namibia.
Fat tree philately
How the baobab tree and similar succulents have featured on postage stamps.
Some interesting Euphorbias – Zimbabwe
Some beautiful euphorbias from Zimbabwe.
Mary Emily Eaton
The life of botanical illustrator Mary Emily Eaton familiar to cactus growers for her illustrations in Britton and Rose's 'The Cactaceae'.
The Creosote bush
Perhaps the longest living life-form on Earth.
Day trips for conophytums
Setting out from Springbok – Chris Rodgerson goes in search of conophytums and other succulents.