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

CSSA VOL.80, July-August 2008 No.4
How Many Saguaros?Bill Thornton
Agave pelona and Agave zebra in the Sierra El ViejoGreg Starr, Brian Kemble and Rob Norton
Some succulent memories : Part 6. Harry Johnson, Ed Hummel, and others: my annual nursery toursMyron Kimnach
Stalking the wild Lophophora: Part 1. Chihuahua and CoahuilaMartin Terry
Notes on Madagascar's white-flowering, non-arborescent pachypodiums and description of a new subspeciesJonas Lüthy
Camelhair brush confidential Forsaking the brush -- Vegetative propagation of OperculicaryaDanile M.Houston and Joseph M.Stead
Book Review: Cacti of Texas: A Field Guide by A Michael Powell, James F L Veedin, and Shirley A PowellMartin Terry
Book Review: Little Big Bend: common, uncommon, and rare plants of Big Bend National Park by Roy MoreyD Russell Wagner
Graptopetalum glassii Recently described born Colima, MexicoMiguel Chazaro-Basañez and Raul Acevedo-Rosas
Fouquieria burragei A rare species from southern BajaRoot Gorelick
Commiphora gracilifrondosa A spectacular species from South Africa's Northern Cape ProvinceCharles Craib
Succulents on Stamps: PereskiaPeg Spaete

On the cover This beautiful specimen of Agave pelona was found growing on a craggy limestone ridge in the Sierra El Viejo, located in Sonora, Mexico, one of only four isolated mountain ranges where this species is known to occur. Among its many charms are long dagger-like leaf tips, an absence of teeth along the leaf margins, deep-red flowers, and the leaves' purple blush, which appears to be genetic, rather than droughtinduced. It and a companion plant at this site, Agave zebra, were observed on three recent trips (see page 170) conducted by Greg Starr, Brian Kemble, and Rob Nixon, who captured this image for our cover.

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