Journal Vol 79-5

September – October 2007



  • Knowing echeverias    Attila Kapitany
  • A shared curiosity: The story of a cactus, two men, and a mission    Catherine Phillips
  • Myron and his mesembs    Steven Hammer
  • “Are you planning a book on Echeveria?”    John Pilbeam
  • Some succulent memories, Part 1: The early years    Myron Kimnach
  • Echeveria lyonsii, a new species from Tamaulipas, Mexico    Myron Kimnach
  • Cactus tips from a master grower" Thelocactus    Elton Roberts
  • Argentina’s Paper Spine Cacti. and notes on Tephrocactus cultivation    Zoya Akulova-Barlow
  • Succulents on stamps: Mammillaria, Part 1    Peg Spaete


On the cover: Gerhard Marx’s cover painting shows several facets of Myron Kimnach: the phytolatrous ambassador/curator; the botanist poring over minutiae; the eager explorer. These facets have been intertwined so successfully and for so long that we thought it high time to celebrate the man and his career. This special issue features articles on echeverias, including a new description, an examination of Selenicereus chrysocardium, part one of Myron’s memoirs, and personal appreciations by John Lavranos and Steven Hammer. There is also a timeline to remind us of our distance from and proximity to 1922, the birth year of Myron Kimnach and also, incidentally, of Conophytum, the one emerging in Los Angeles, the other in London.

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