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CSSA VOL.82, September-October 2010 No.5
Mazapil, Zacatecas: diversity and conservation of cacti in a poorly known arid region in northern MexicoDavid Brailovsky Signoret & Héctor M Hernández
More Weird SaguarosBill Thornton & Matts Myhrman
Succulents that cope with climatic diversityBrian Lamb
Succulents on Stamps SaguarosPeg Spaete
Part II CylindropuntiaFred Katterman
Superb SucculentsDuke Benadom
Book Reports: Flowering Plants of Africa; Bradleya; Agaves, Cacti and Yuccas of Californua and Nevada
Duke Benadom

Chuck Everson

A Picture is Worth a Thousand WordsIrwin Lightstone
Cactus Tips Pterocactus fischeri
Pterocactus megliolii
Pterocactus reticulatus
Aztekium hintonii
Elton Roberts

On the cover Irwin Lightstone captured this magnified image of a Pseudolithos migiurtinus in flower. His unusual photographic techniques enable him to create masterful images that are seldom witnessed with the naked eye. Check out his article on page 220 of this issue!

From Irwin: For years, I grew my Pseudolithos migiurtinus because of it's unique texture and chunky growth pattern. When it flowered, the inflorescence looked like cute miniatures of other stapeliads, but not really important. They were just too small to really see. By magnifying them 3.75x, their other-wordly details emerge. In a family where so many of the larger stapeliads have achieved a legendary status despite their smell, the flowers of Pseudolithos migurtinus have their own unique charm. To extend the field-sharp focus, multiple images were merged into a single image by using a process known as focus stacking.

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