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

CSSA VOL.85, July-August 2013 No.4
Echeveria rosea Lindley (Crassulaceae), a hummingbird-dependent succulent epiphyteH.David Jimeno Sevilla, Angélica M.Hernández, Ramírez & Thorsten Krömer
"Rare and Novel Species" Singular Words and Curious Plants sent by Karwinski from Oaxaca & Puebla, 1826-1832Catherine Phillips
Should endangered plants be propagated commercially? - an opinionBill Thornton
Reinventing the Cactus Garden An incredible hermitage near Joshua Tree National ParkMaureen Gilmer
Plant labels easy, tough and inconspicuousRobert & Jeanette Mustacich
Superb SucculentsDuke Benadom
Aloe barbarajeppeae TA McCoy & Lavranos; a long-overdue tributeTom A.McCoy & John J.Lavranos

On the cover: Selflessly forgoing comfort and a decent breakfast, renowned aloe hunter, Tom McCoy braved belowfreezing temperatures waiting for the sun to rise on a lonely hill in South Africa so he could capture the first rays of dawn's light on this exciting new species of aloe described in the pages of this edition of the Journal. That said, he confided in me that upon reaching a civilized, little highland town later in the day, he rewarded himself with a hearty brunch of prime cut South African bacon, crepe-wrapped bananas topped with cinnamon sugar and a fine pot of locally grown coffee.

Ah, the life and perils a plant explorer must endure in the interests of science!

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