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

CSSA VOL.82, May-June 2010 No.3
Journal ChangesDuke Benadom
Sedum tuberiferum A little understood European succulentRay Stephenson
The South American mealybug that threatens North American cactiH.G.Zimmermann, Mayra Pérez, Sandi Cuen, María C Mandujano and J Golubov
Some cacti of "adjacent Mexico" A survey of the boundaryJonas Lüthy
Purslane (Portulace olerace, Portulacaceae) in southern Africa: more useful than most succulentsGideon F Smith & Estrela Figueiredo
Book Review: Desert Wisdom, Agaves and CactiDuke Benadom
Notes on Crassulaceae 2Myron Kimnach
Creating "perfect" BoswelliaJason Eslamieh
Superb SucculentsDuke Benadom
Succulent PastelsJennifer Becker
Book Review: Succulent Container GardensChuck Everson
Succulents on Stamps: LilliaceaePeg Spaete
Reid Moran 1916 - 2010Myron Kimnach

On the cover Duke Benadom photographed this award winning Euphorbia francoisii under natural light in early May of this year, along with several other plants - six of which are in this issue as the return of the former column, Superb Succulents. This specimen has been with Duke & Kazuko for many years. Originally purchased from Grigsby's, the plant has grown (mostly the caudex) considerably, but last year it suffered rot and almost died. The damaged area was removed and the remaining caudex was treated with fungicide. This unique plant returned to health with its new cavernous shape due to the hollowed caudex. This would lead one to believe that rot can be a good thing, but only if amends are deployed prior to demise.

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