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

CSSA VOL.82, January-February 2010 No.1
Introduction: When bad things happen to good cactiD Russell Wagner
Sedum adolphii, Carl Albert Purpus, and the Sulphur Spring mysteryMiguel Cházaro-Basáñez, Cesar Viveros-Colorado & David Jimeno-Sevilla
Lithops from seed to scanner bed Part 4 The first transplant (and last installment)Catherine Arthur & D Russeell Wagner
Succulents that cope with climatic diversityPart 1. Cyphostemma juttae & Oreocereus doelzianus variety sericatusBrian M Lamb
Opuntia fragilis in Wisconsin: Can cacti and cows coexist?Eric Ribbens, Brendon Caley & Camila Sharkey
Cascade lewisiasDixie Dringman
Ferocactus cylindraceus subspecies tortulispinus in the Anzo Borrego DesertW Jürgen Schrenk
Book Review : Texas Cacti by Brian Loflin and Shirley LoflinRoot Gorelick
Cactus tips from a master grower: Barrel cactiElton Roberts
Sedum album : A mainstay of Europen SucculentsGideon F.Smith & Estrela Figueiredo
Succulents on Stamps: GymnocalyciumPeg Spaete

On the cover Tortured but alive, this prickly pear was growing in a blue oil barrel on the platform of a rural train station in the mountains north of Sevilla, in southern Spain.This photo by Russell Wagner evokes a scarred survivor's determination. The names of lovers etched into his skin remind us that there is something wonderfully human about our interactions with these plants even acts of urban desecration can be beautiful and, in their own way, help forge a connection between people and plants. Would Inmaculada recognize the irony carried by her name etched here?

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