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CSSA VOL.79, November-December 2007 No.6
Acharagma aguirreanum in Sierra de la Paila A rare find in cactus paradiseZlatko Janeba and Richard Kalas
Some succulent memories Part 2: Life in a botanical gardenMyron Kimnach
Beautiful and Bizarre Arrojadoa The taxonomy of subgenus AlbertbuiningiaPierre J Braun and Eddie Esteves Pereira
Lithops from seed to scanner bed Part 2: Adult plant careD Russell Wagner
Portuguese succulentsRay Stevenson
Aloe djiboutiensis and Aloe ericahenriettae, two new species from Djibouti And the mystery of Aloe eumossawana's natural habitat solvedTom McCoy
Cochemiea halei on peninsular Baja California SurRoot Gorelick
Low-water gardening books reviewed
Lush and efficient, landscape gardening in the Coachella Valley The low-water flower gardener, guide to growing over 270 unthirsty colorful plants by Eric A Johnson and Scott Millard
Waterwise gardening tour, University of California Botanical Garden Subtropical and dry climate plants, the definitive guide by Mortyn Rix
Dylan Hannon
Book Review
Socotra, A natural history of the islands and their people by Catherine Cheung and L DeVantier
Dylan Hanlon
Books on the Sonoran Desert reviewed
Dry Borders, Great natural reserves of the Sonoran Desert edited by Richard Stephen Felger and Bill Broyles
Sonoran desert plants: An ecological atlas by Raymond M Turner, Janice E Bowers, and Tony L Burgess
Root Gorelick
Australian succulent plants, an introduction by Attila Kapitany
Bradleya 25, Yearbook of the British Cactus and Succulent Society
The genus Sclerocactus CD-ROM by Fritz Hochstätter
Yucca, Agavaceae CD-ROM by Fritz Hochstätter
D Russell Wagner
Succulents on Stamps Mammillaria, Part 2Peg Spaete

On the cover. This month Brazilian cactus expert Pierre Braun brings us the bizarre and beautiful members of Arrojadoa, including our cover model, Arrojadoa eriocaulis. Its beautiful hummingbird-pollinated flowers are formed from a cephalium at the top of a thin stem, which itself emerges from a single, large, underground tuber. Each year normal stem growth resumes to leave fuzzy skirts along the stem that indicate its age. After three or four seasons of growth the stem will senesce and be replaced. While not particularly common in collections, cultivation is easy; if the stems are grafted they can grow a meter or more long.

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