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CSSA VOL.74, September-October 2002 No.5
Parkas? Ice picks? Oxygen bottles? A cactus expedition in highland Peru - Part IIIJames D.Mauseth and Carlos Ostolaza
Kleinia mccoyi (Compositae), a new species in the Sultanate of OmanLeonard E Newton
The Jardin Botánico in Mexico City and its National Agave Collection: a succulent plant paradise in the New WorldGideon F.Smith
Something Borrowed, something blue: a new species, Hallianthus griseusSteven Hammer
Schumannia 3 (2001) - Book ReviewJames Pickering
Yucca II (Agavaceae), indehiscent-fruited species in the Southwest, Midwest and East of the USA - Book ReviewMichel Rohmer
Agave dasylirioidesBrian Kemble
Yemeni aloes: a new species and a synonymized varietyJohn J.Lavranos & Tom A.McCoy
Agave nayaritensisJulia Etter & Martin Kristen
Manfreda and its alliesDylan P. Hannon
Superb SucculentsDuke Benadom
Cactus and Succulent Buyers Guide
On the cover. Agave impressa is named for the impressed or printed patterns of spiny leaf margins formed by waxy deposits when juvenile leaves are in contact with each other. Although found in many agaves, this pattern is actually more conspicuouson our cover plant than the spines are themselves. Such patterns are also displayed - though less conspicuously - on the plant of A.bovicornuta on the cover of our July-August issue. Gentry who described A.impressa called this phenomenon "bud-printing". The species itslf is only known from a small area in tropical coastal Mexico and is reputedly difficult to cultivate. We show it here photographed by Julia Etter and Martin Kristen, whose article in this issue discusses it and its companion A.nayaritensis

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