The Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall
The Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall

CSSA VOL.76, March-April 2004 No.2
A new garden at Lotusland. The Merritt Dunlap Cactus Collection.Virginia Hayes and Paul Mills
The Huntington Botanical Gardens presents the 2004 offering of International Succulent IntroductionsJohn N Trager
Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Crassulaceae - Book ReviewCharles H Uhl
Pilosocereus mollispinus P. J. Braun & Esteves - A new species of Cactaceae from the state of Goiás and comments on other Pilosocereus species from Central BrazilPierre J Braun and Eddie Esteves Pereira
Bradleya 21 - Book ReviewD Russell Wagner
Pachypodium makayense, A New Species From MadagascarJohn J Lavranos
Haseltonia 9 - Book ReviewColin Walker
Superb SucculentsDuke Benadom
Succulents on Stamps - Adansonia digitataPeg Spaete
Echeveria unguiculata, A new species from northeastern MexicoMyron Kimnach
Flora of Pakistan, No. 209 - Book ReviewReid Moran
Bromeliads for the contemporary garden - Book ReviewD Russell Wagner
Three large-flowered ceropegias and their hybridsGordon Rowley

On the cover.This thumb-size slugabed Conophytum ectypum subsp brownii was photographed by D Russell Wagner in May 2003 near the eastern end of Ratelpoort, a quartz ridge spanning Bulletrap and Concordia in Namaqualand (South Africa). The plant's grout-like habit is typical for the subspecies, which adapts to niches terminally confining for other, larger, plants. Despite their deep dormancy, several neighboring specimens were in flower, displaying a range of white-eyed pinks. We saw one pure white flower and looked in vain for the fiery reds reported by Roy Littlewood in 1959 and unseen since. Red flowers did reveal themselves further south, just east of Springbok. Here, C.ectypum subsp brownii has intermingled thoroughly with the yellow-petalled C.bilobum. A striking melange, first collected by the beetle expert Charles Koch ca. 1948, this was named C.marnierianum Tischer in 1956 and is the best-loved natural hybrid in Aizoaceae. SH & RW

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