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Jan 22, 2013 12:32 PM CST
|Need a good reference book for identifying cacti & succulents|
What would be a good reference book that you could recommend for identifying by cacti & succulents? This would be a book that has dichotomous keys, perhaps a manual of cactus & succulent identification. This might even include photographs.
Jan 22, 2013 5:06 PM CST
|The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cacti|
Jan 22, 2013 5:44 PM CST
|That looks like a great book: http://www.google.com/search?q...|
calamospiza: You can post photo's of your cacti here on this forum or on the Plant Identification forum: http://garden.org/forums/view/...
Someone might recognize them and be able to help with identification.
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Jan 22, 2013 6:06 PM CST
|this one looks good but i dont have it so i cant say|
Succulents: The Illustrated Dictionary
Jan 22, 2013 9:13 PM CST
|I have the first (1994) of the Succulents: The Illustrated Dictionary. I find it useful for identification but it is not complete. Maybe that's why they came out with Book 2 of the same title.|
Entries include plant photo, genus name, brief description of plant height, stem info, leaf info, flower info, country/area of origin. Good photos.
Jan 23, 2013 9:38 AM CST
|Thanks much for the information, David|
Jan 23, 2013 7:07 PM CST
|One of the best books is the RHS Encyclopedia - I think it's all kinds of plants, not just succulents, but it's got lots of pictures. No key that I recall though. I don't have it, but my local library has it.|