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BCSS Journal 01/2014
Journal 01/2014 | 4.5 GBP
  • Editor's comments by Al Laius
  • Hunting for Gasteria in the Western and Eastern Capes - part 2 by Tony Roberts
  • Cerro Carumbé and Cuchilla de Haedo: journeys in northern Uruguay by Ricardo Garbarini
  • xDisphyllum `Sunburn' by Attila Kapitany
  • Intercladal hybrids by Gordon Rowley
  • Euphorbias worth knowing and growing (part 2) by Rikus van Veldhuisen
  • The Sherman Hoyt House at Kew, revisited by John Cox
  • Lobivia walteri Kiesling at its type locality by Milan Kürka
  • In my greenhouse by Gillian Evison
  • Kuenzler's hedgehog cactus - a re-evaluation by Peter Berresford & Andrew Gdanie
  • Favourite Mesembs (part 8) by Eddy Harris
  • Plant of the quarter
  • Round Robins report
  • Mammillaria blossfeldiana by Elton Roberts
  • Forum report
  • CactusTalk
  • Literature review

Front cover: With spring just around the corner we are all looking forward to new growth, buds appearing and a season full of wonderful flowers. Buds of Echinopsis (Trichocereus) candicans with Stetsonia coryne in the foreground. Photographed in Paul Bond's greenhouse. Photo: AI Laius

BCSS Journal 02/2014
Journal 02/2014 | 4.5 GBP
  • Confessions of a Turbinicarpus collector (part 2) by Rob Stevenson
  • In my greenhouse by Tony Morris
  • Huernia pulchra, a new species from Somaliland (Northern Somalia) by Giuseppe Orlando and Marwan El Azzouni
  • Plant of the quarter
  • Cacti and succulents at the World Garden by Tom Hart Dyke
  • Dudleyas, then and now by Roy Mottram
  • Fiambala by Elvia Speranza and Moreno Cental
  • Hybridising with Aloe jucunda by Bert Jonkers
  • Cactus and succulent touring, UK: part 1, South Wales and the West of England by Stephen Morris
  • Award of Garden Merit for cacti and other succulents by Terry Smale and Al Laius
  • A love of Brachystelma by Sylvia Porter
  • Cactus seed longevity by Natalia Yefremova
  • Round Robins report
  • Succulent snippets
  • CactusTalk
  • Literature review

Front cover: Echinomastus johnsonii near Meadview, Arizona, USA. The dark red colour of the spines is from the light at sunset after a very short rainstorm. The colour of the spination is generally pale in that area. Growing in extremely gravelly soil which is very poor in nutrients, it is often found with the base of the plant or top of the roots exposed. According to The New Cactus Lexicon this is Sclerocactus johnsonii Photo: David Donati

BCSS Journal 04/2014
Journal 03/2014 | 4.5 GBP
  • Editor's comments by Al Laius
  • The story behind finding Borzicactus hoxeyi by Paul Hoxey
  • The cultivation of cacti and succulents - part 1 by Philip Greswell
  • The rediscovery of two endemic agaves in Aruba by George Thomson
  • Cacti along US Highway 89A, Arizona. From Navajo Bridge to Jacob Lake by Gerhard and Gisela Boehm
  • Lumps and bumps by Ian Thwaites
  • In my greenhouse by John Ellis
  • A new species of Aloe from southern Eritrea by Giuseppe Orlando and Marwan El Azzouni
  • Plants of the quarter
  • Literature review
  • A revision of the series Macaronesia in genus Sedum by Massimo Afferni
  • CactusTalk
  • Cacti and succulents at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014 by Ben Turner
Front cover: This photo is of a spectacular flowering specimen of Borzicactus (Cleistocactus) samaipatanus, grown by Mr J A Hart of Hartford, Cheshire. It is a well-known species in the sense that most cactus-growers try to grow one at some point in their careers. Alan is a long-standing Fellow of the Society and celebrated 60 years of membership in 2012. He maintains a keen interest across the spectrum of cacti and succulents and his wealth of experience and expertise, always freely shared, is evidenced by this plant.Photo: Peter Cupial-Jones)
BCSS Journal 04/2014
Journal 03/2014 | 4.5 GBP
  • The BCSS International Convention - 2014 by Roland Tebbenham
  • Casarabonela - Spain's largest collection of cacti and succulents by Robin Savory
  • Gasteria barbae, a new cliff-dwelling species from the Western Cape, South Africa by E J Van Jaarsveld
  • Chilean cactus adventures (part 1) by Jonathan Y Clark
  • Favourite mesembs (part 9) by Eddy Harris
  • In my greenhouse by Magdi Greiss
  • Seed List 2014/2015 by Peter Arthurs
  • Euphorbias worth knowing and growing (part 3) by Detlef H Schnabel
  • E. kunzei Gurke: one of the final mysteries in the genus Echinocereus by Michael Lange
  • Aloe hardyi - a rare South African cremnophyte by Colin C Walker
  • A pictorial record of an Agave attenuata blooming by Hamish McKelvie
  • Crenulluma collenetteae Plowes, a new stapeliad from Saudi Arabia by Darrel Plowes
  • Worthwhile hybrid succulents 15: xAlworthia 'Fantasy' by Gordon Rowley
  • Opuntia in Iowa by Eric Ribbens and Summer A Zwetkow
  • CactusTalk
  • Literature review

Front cover: Pachypodium saundersii. When I was living in Mozambique I collected Commelinaceae for the Smithsonian's National Herbarium. With one batch I included seeds of Pachypodium saundersii which were planted in the Smithsonian's research greenhouse. Years later, by coincidence, I moved to the Washington DC area and was able to borrow one of the plants when it finally flowered, in order to paint it. Its common names in southern Africa include kudu lily and Lundi star. Seedlings of 3cm already have the characteristic fat trunk and they can reach up to about 2m in height and 1m in width. It occurs in rocky, open habitats, often in rock fissures. When cultivated from seed it needs to be allowed a number of months without being watered each year, which mimics 'dry season' conditions in its normal range (Painting and text: Doreen Bolnick)