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CITES Cactaceae Checklist

Author : David Hunt
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The standard tool for CITESand enforcing agenciesmonitoring and controllingthe international trade incacti. For checking currentlyaccepted names and thedistribution of plants.Arranged in three parts:1 -- an alphabetical listingof all names in currentusage; 2 -- reference dataand alphabetical listingarranged by accepted name;and 3 -- a distribution checklist by country.

Cactaceae Consensus Initiatives

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Checklist of CITES Fauna and Flora

Author : Kees Schouten
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Author : John Pilbeam
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Columnar Cacti and Their Mutualists

Author : Theodore H. Fleming
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A collection of writings on the ecology, evolution, and conservation of columnar cacti and their vertebrate mutualists, demonstrating that the survival of these cacti depends on animals who pollinate them and disperse their seeds.

Cacti of the Trans Pecos Adjacent Areas

Author : A. Michael Powell
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A Southwest Book of the Year * 2005 Southwest Book Award“[A] monumental study.” —Review of Texas Books“A reliable and handy general reference for those with an interest in cacti inside and outside this region. Recommended.” —Choice“These authors have . . . provided the world with the much needed scientific clarification on this family of succulent plants that humans have loved and hated for thousands of years.” —Sida“Information: Wow! . . . For both lay readers and for researchers looking for lots of data about the cacti of this rich flora, this book offers fascinating details presented in a very readable fashion.” —Cactus and Succulents Journal"This will be the standard reference for decades to come."—Southwest Books of the YearOf the 132 species and varieties of cacti in Texas, about 104 of them occur in the fifteen counties of the Trans-Pecos region. This volume includes full descriptions of those many genera, species, and varieties of cacti, with sixty-four maps showing the distribution of each species in the region.The descriptions follow the latest findings of cactus researchers worldwide and include scientific names; common names; identifying characters based on vegetative habit, flowers, fruit, and seeds; identification of flowerless specimens; and phenology and biosystematics.The introduction—full of details about the biology and morphology of the family Cactaceae, the uses of cacti, and the horticulture and conservation of cacti—is an important reference for general readers. More than three hundred beautiful full-color photographs of the cacti in flower and in fruit, all cross-referenced to their description in the text, highlight the book.A glossary of cactus terms, an exhaustive list of literature, and a thorough index complete the book.

World Economic Plants

Author : John H. Wiersema
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Given the frequent movement of commercial plants outside their native location, the consistent and standard use of plant names for proper identification and communication has become increasingly important. This second edition of World Economic Plants: A Standard Reference is a key tool in the maintenance of standards for the basic science underlyin


Author : Park S. Nobel
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"There is nothing in the world like this book. It should be in every library and on the bookshelves of all those interested in cacti. The book will be an important resource for plant physiology, agronomy, and horticulture classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level."—Bruce Smith, Brigham Young University "Cacti: Biology and Uses is a landmark publication of one of the world's most unique group of plants. Park Nobel, a leading authority on succulent plants, has assembled a collection of contributions that spans a wide range of issues extending from basic systematics, anatomy, physiology and ecology to considerations of conservation and human uses of this diverse group of plants. This nicely-produced and well-illustrated volume provides a resource that will be of great use to a wide range of scientists, practitioners, and enthusiasts of this plant group."—Harold Mooney, Paul S. Achilles Professor of Environmental Biology, Stanford University

1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants

Author : World Conservation Monitoring Centre
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This book represents the most comprehensive compilation of data on threatened vascular plants ever published. It includes the names of some 33,000 plant species determined to be rare or threatened on a global scale. Conservation assessments were provided by the IUCN Species Survival Commission, the National Botanical Institute (South Africa), Environment Australia, and CSIRO, The Nature Conservancy, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, together with hundreds of botanic gardens and botanists throughout the world. The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and the New York Botanical Garden have made major in-kind contributions.The result of 20 years work by botanists and conservationists around the world, it is intended as a conservation tool, a provider of baseline information to measure conservation progress and as a primary source of data on plant species. Most importantly, however, it provides the building blocks on which to base a worldwide effort to conserve plant species.

The Great Cacti

Author : David Yetman
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Towering over deserts, arid scrublands, and dry tropical forests, giant cacti grow throughout the Americas, from the United States to ArgentinaÑoften in rough terrain and on barren, parched soils, places inhospitable to people. But as David Yetman shows, many of these tall plants have contributed significantly to human survival. Yetman has been fascinated by columnar cacti for most of his life and now brings years of study and reflection to a wide-ranging and handsomely illustrated book. Drawing on his close association with the Guarij’os, Mayos, and Seris of MexicoÑpeoples for whom such cacti have been indispensable to survivalÑhe offers surprising evidence of the importance of these plants in human cultures. The Great Cacti reviews the more than one hundred species of columnar cacti, with detailed discussions of some 75 that have been the most beneficial to humans or are most spectacular. Focusing particularly on northwestern Mexico and the southwestern United States, Yetman examines the role of each species in human society, describing how cacti have provided food, shelter, medicine, even religiously significant hallucinogens. Taking readers to the exotic sites where these cacti are foundÑfrom sea-level deserts to frigid Andean heightsÑYetman shows that the great cacti have facilitated the development of native culture in hostile environments, yielding their products with no tending necessary. Enhanced by over 300 superb color photos, The Great Cacti is both a personal and scientific overview of sahuesos, soberbios, and other towering flora that flourish where few other plants growÑand that foster human life in otherwise impossible places.