Journal Vol 82-1

January-February 2010



  • Introduction: When bad things happen to good cacti D 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 Russell Wagner
  • Succulents that cope with climatic diversity Part 1. Cyphostemma juttae & Oreocereus doelzianus variety sericatus Brian M Lamb
  • Opuntia fragilis in Wisconsin: Can cacti and cows coexist? Eric Ribbens, Brendon Caley & Camila Sharkey
  • Cascade lewisias Dixie Dringman
  • Ferocactus cylindraceus subspecies tortulispinus in the Anzo Borrego Desert W Jürgen Schrenk
  • Book Review : Texas Cacti by Brian Loflin and Shirley Loflin Root Gorelick
  • Cactus tips from a master grower: Barrel cacti Elton Roberts
  • Sedum album : A mainstay of Europen Succulents Gideon F.Smith & Estrela Figueiredo
  • Succulents on Stamps: Gymnocalycium Peg 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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