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Index of Volume 77, 1998

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Number 1, Februari 1998
Author: Article:
Joop van Alten Just over, OK?
Joop van Alten examines our increased expectations for information in a climate where the effort of providing this information falls on a decreasing number of volunteers and refers to the ongoing discussions concerning changes in Succulenta's articles of association.
Kees Goorden My experience with:
2. Condensation

Kees Goorden writes about condensation in the hot house section of his greenhouse. Here he grows Melocactus and Disco’s. After looking at the causes and consequences of condensation, he concludes that the problem disappears when the difference between the thermostat setting for the heater and the extractor fan is reduced from 13C to 3C.
Wim Alsemgeest The history of Astrophytum asterias
The author traces the history of this species since 1843, when it caused a sensation. Today, the heavily flecked cultivar ‘Super Kabuto’ is much in demand.
Frank Supplie Rhipsalis
There is a welcome return for Frank Süpplie with an overview of this Genus. He reports on taxonomic developments and cultivation and discusses the individual species.
Rikus van Veldhuisen Euphorbia punicea
This remarkable plant, a stemsucculent, is characterised by its simple cultivation needs, only requiring a little extra heating. The exeptionally nice flower (for a Euphorbia) prompts Rik van Veldhuisen to write this article.
Tom Pullen One size too large?
18. Carnegia gigantea

This regular feature seems to have been created specially for Carnegiea gigantea, as it is one of the largest cacti in the world. Ask a child to draw a cactus, and something resembling a saguaro is often the result. This cactus sets the scene for numerous wild-west movies.
Jan Schouten My collection, my pride and joy
The author writes about plants of approximately 50 or 60 years of age which need to be looked after with tender love and care and of which he can be justifiably proud.
Jan Essers Agave filifera
The article deals with the surprise when, on 6th August 1997, the author's wife discovered that the Agave filifera in his garden was coming into flower.
Arend van der Snee (Somewhat) Advanced searching for cacti
This second trip of the author to Argentina means that he is now (almost) a veteran cactus explorer. The amazing story of a hobbyist who only uses public transport to reach habitats of his favourite plants. In this edition we publish the first episode.
Wim Alsemgeest, Rob Bregman, Rikus Veldhuisen The Genus Thelocactus:
17. The latest developments (2)

In the penultimate part of their series on Thelocactus the authors deal with the latest developments in the Genus and focus in particular on Thelocactus sp. HO809.
Rob Bregman What is Matucana grandiflora?
Plants found in cultivation under the invalid name Matucana grandiflora appear to be heterogenous in stem, flower and seed. Three different specimens in the author's collection are discussed. Their morphology as well as their geographic distribution suggest that the systematic position of M. grandiflora lies most probably between M. aurantiaca and M. intertexta. Another plant from the same area, M. roseiflora, belongs almost certainly under M. intertexta, although only one specimen was available. Readers are requested to provide additional information.
J. Lambert, ir. A.I.Gx Argentinean Opuntias, unknown and unloved
J. Lambert follows up his article 'Less well known Opuntias from Argentina' from 1963 and discusses Opuntia erectoclada and Opuntia paraguayensis.
Ton Pullen Succulent news
Reviews of other cactus & succulent Journals

Number 2, April 1998
Author: Article:
Joop van Alten Developments
The Editor reports on the developments of the Succulenta website and being: "accredited with the International Associatio for Plant Taxonomy for the purpose of registration for new non-fungal plant names".
Kees Goorden My experience with:
3. propagation from seed

Kees Goorden's next 'Experience' concerns propagation from seed. In his opinion the quality of the seed is of paramount importance, irrespective of the sowing methods used.
Juan Chahinian Sansevieria's
Juan Chahinian discusses variegation in Sansevierias and illustrates this with some of his excellent pictures.
Wim Alsemgeest Aztekium Hintonii and Geohintonia mexicana
Six years have passed since the discovery of Aztekium hintonii and Geohintonia mexicana. Wim Alsemgeest updates us with events since their discovery.
Tom Pullen One size too large?
18. Ferocactus wislizenii

It is Ferocactus wislizenii's turn in the series 'One size too large?'. This is another species which, even in cultivation, eventually becomes too big for the average greenhouse.
Arend van der Snee (Somewhat) Advanced searching for cacti
Arend van der Snee continues his travelogue and encounters the same problems on the Argintine / Bolivian border that exist on the border between Mexico and the US.
Fritz Hochsätter The Genus Yucca part 1
Fritz Hochstätter starts a new series on the Genus Yucca, including some new descriptions. He includes the following notes: The new taxon Yucca nana is allied to Yucca harrimaniae, but differs from it in the size of the leaves, inflorescence and flower colour. In Yucca nana, the leaves are less than 20 cm long (in Yucca harrimaniae generally over 20 cm), it has a longer inflorescence, and the flower colour is pure white, whereas that of Yucca harrimaniae varies from off-white to cream to yellowish or brownish. Yucca nana is endemic to the Great Basin Desert of southern Utah.
Wim Alsemgeest, Rob Bregman, Rikus Veldhuisen The Genus Thelocactus:
18. A new cultivar

Rather than bring their Thelocactus series to an end, the authors introduce a new cultivar and explain why, in their opinion, Hamatocactus setispinus does not belong to the Genus Thelocactus.
Paul C. Laney The collection of the late Herman Rubingh (1907-1996)
A part of the collection of the late cactus enthusiast and ex-chairman of Succulenta, Herman Rubingh, is now housed at the Hortus Botanicus of the Amsterdam Free University. John Rijnders and Paul Laney went to investigate.
Ton Pullen Succulent news
Review of other cactus & succulent Journals
Joop van Alten CD-ROM review
The complete work of Hochstätter on CD-ROM. Opinion: Very useful as reference source. Not suitable as study-object.
Joop van Alten Contactaddresses (2)
An update regarding the listing of contact addresses for publications that was started in the October-1997 issue.

Number 3, June 1998
Author: Article:
Joop van Alten From the editor.
The first thing that you will have noticed about this issue is that something is different. After many years of pleasant cooperation with our printers, the relationship has unfortunately stranded. These things happen, as far as I know, first in 1928. Three issues into the 1998 volume, it was not possible to retain the old look and feel for future issues, so we have opted to introduce other improvements that were on our wish list at this time. The change was unavoidable so the extent of the changes is of secondary importance. It may seem strange, but the changes have also reduced the effort required to produce the magazine. Teething problems with the new format are unavoidable but we hope that these aside, you will enjoy the improvements that will be of long term benefit.

The June issue of Succulenta is dedicated to Baja California in Mexico. There was so much to say about this special cactus habitat that the magazine was soon filled.
Duke Benadom A first reconnoitring.
Duke Benadom's report on his first cactus journey through the peninsula provides a good picture of a collecting trip.
John Pilbeam The Mammillarias of Baja California.
John Pilbeam starts a series of articles about the Mammillarias of Baja California. A similar series by the same author featured in the now defunct journal, 'The Cactusfile'. We hope that these articles will appeal to existing Mammillaria enthusiasts and that that it will result in some new converts.
  Map of Baja-California.
Franz Warmerhoven and C. Wonnink Baja California, Mexico. Our journey through a country of untamed beauty.
The first part of a travelogue by F.J. Warmenhoven and C. Wonnink entitled: Baja California, Mexico. Our journey through a country of untamed beauty.
Dorris and Chel Jamin Winter in Mexico.
Winter in Mexico: a short impression by Dorris and Chel Jamin.
Joop van Alten 'Mexico 1'.
Joop van Alten's 'Mexico 1' tells of the consequences for both inhabitants and visitors of making Baja more accessible.
Karel Zaunbrecher To all members.
An appeal by the Chairman on behalf of the committee for candidates to fill the vacancies within the committee.
Edward F. Anderson Cactusprotection in Baja-California.
Ted Anderson reports on special research performed with the aid of a grant from the CITES secretariat regarding rare Mexican cacti which are considered to be rare, threatened or nearly extinct The article focuses on that part of the study that concerns Baja California.
Jon P. Rebman Cactus diversity, research and conservation in lower California, Mexico.
'Cactus diversity, research and conservation in lower California, Mexico' by Jon Rebman discusses the cacti found in Baja and the research performed on these plants.
Paul Klaassen Summaries.
Number 4, August 1998
Author: Article:
Ton Pullen Coincidence or commerce?
Ton Pullen observes that germination of 'cheaper' seed from old and familiar species produces better results than that of the 'expensive' seed of newly discovered species. He questions if the quality of the seed of these new species is less so that their numbers is kept artificially low and hence the plants increase in value. Coincidence or commerce?
John Pilbeam The Mammillarias of Baja California
John Pilbeam continues his report on the Mammillarias of Baja California.
Jos Swen Chronical of a dessert-gardener
In the polder landscape of the province of Noord-Holland emerges a small desert landscape. Its creation was described in Succulenta during 1995 and this follow up covers the developments during the last three years.
Frank Süpplie The cultivation of Epiphyllum hybrids
Frank Süpplie looks in detail at the cultivation of Epiphyllum hybrids.
F.J. Warmerhoven and C. Wonnink Baja California, onze reis door een land van woeste schoonheid
Messrs Warmenhoven and Wonnink continue their Baja travelogue. They have not finished yet, as is evidenced by three evening long lectures that are based on this journey.
Harry Mays International introduction program
Better late than never: news of the 1998 ISI plant introduction program of the Huntington Botanical Gardens. Late arrival of the information and our Baja special edition prevented earlier publication.
Frank Vandenbroeck Memoires from Bolivia (5)
Our master storyteller from Belgium, Frank Vandenbroeck brings us his fifth episode of memoires from Bolivia.
Robert Maijer and Joost van Tilborg Who's hiding behind that pipe?
The title 'Who's hiding behind that pipe?' provides a detailed introduction to Herman Busser, one of the outstanding personalities in the Society and Chairman of the Gouda Branch.
Wim Alsemgeest, Rob Bregman and Rikus van Veldhuisen The genus Thelocactus (19)
A botanical key to the genus

The study group consisting of Wim van Alsemgeest, Rob Bregman and Rikus van Veldhuisen conclude their series about the genus Thelocactus. This series covered some hundred pages to tells us about the ins and outs of the genus. The 19th and concluding article consists of a botanical key to the genus. The members of the studygroup obviously enjoyed the task and have announced that they will continue in the same vane with the genus Gymnocactus. We are not rid of them yet.
Pierre Braun and Eddie Esteves Pereira The genus Discocactus (VII)
4. The Discocactus Heptacanthus relationcomplex

Braun and Esteves Pereira continue their account of the genus Discocactus and provisionally propose two new varieties of D. heptacanthus ssp. heptacanthus.
J. Hugo Cota and Robert S. Wallace Cytology and molecular systematics in the family Cactaceae
In view of its importance to taxonomy, Succulenta will include a series to cover a paper by Cota and Wallace, 'Cytology and molecular systematics in the family Cactaceae' that originally appeared in the Journal of the Mexican Society.
Ton Pullen Succulent News
Having opened this issue, Ton Pullen also provides the closing article, Succulent News
Paul Klaassen Summary

Number 5, October 1998
Author: Article:
Ben Zonneveld Old Soldiers
Ben Zonneveld reflects on the fact that collectors often do not survive their collection. After the owner's death, plants in the collection often suffer through lack of care and provide an argument that plants in nature live longer than those in cultivation. Ben's plea urges us to ensure the survival of important plants in our collection by arranging for them to be passed on to other collections.
John Pilbeam The Mammillaria's of Baja California
John Pilbeam continues his travelogue about the Mammillarias of Baja California and tells us about the plants found in the Magdalena desert and along the Gulf coast.
Ton Pullen A Size too big...?
20. Fouquieria splendis
The number of plants that ultimately become too large for the greenhouse is such that we can look forward to continue our regular look at some of them. This time Ton Pullen looks at Fouquieria splendens in the Joshua Tree National Park amongst other places.
Kees Goorden My experience with...
Kees Goorden returns for another report on his experiences in cactus and succulent cultivation.
Johan de Vries Do you know the beauty of Cumulopuntia rossiana?
Johan de Vries' favourite is the (out of date?) Cumulopuntia rossiana and he provides a beautifully illustrated article to share with us the beauty of this plant. Photographs of plants in habitat demonstrate the range of flower colours.
Gerard de Lange The Temple of Doom
Gerard de Lange - in an article entitled 'The Temple of D oom' - describes what went wrong when one of the components in his soil mixture, without the knowledge of the user, appeared to have been treated with weedkiller by the supplier.
F.J. Warmerhoven and C. Wonnink Baja California:
Our journey through a country of untamed beauty.
F.J. Warmenhoven and C. Wonninkzijn continue their report about their trip through Baja California.
Jan Vandorpe South Africa: The 'Big Five' under the nurseries.
Jan Vandorpe tells us about his trip to South Africa where he visited the 'Big Five' of the local nurseries. In this edition, he visits the first three of these nurseries.
Ton Pullen Succulent News
Ton Pullen provides an overview of the foreign Succulent journals in his 'Succulenten-nieuwtjes'.
Fritz Hochstätter The genus Yucca (2)
Fritz Hochstätter is back from another visit to the American South West. His article 'The genus Yucca - part 2' continues his report about his studies of these plants and we have included a brief biography of the author.
J.M. Smit-Reesink Remarkable people with an exceptional hobby.
'In the heel of the boot'
In his regular contact with members, your Editor Secretary learned this remarkable story about exceptional people with an exceptional hobby - a story about moving a greenhouse and contents by train!
Paul C. Laney Our website.
A year after the general meeting that proposed the start of our own Website, our Webmaster, Paul Laney, reports on the work to date and on the very promising first results.
J. Hugo Cota and Robert S. Wallace Cytology and molecular systematics in the family Cactaceae (2)
We continue the article about the Cytological and molecular systematics in the family Cactaceae.
Ton Pullen Bookreview
Ton Pullen reviews number 3 in the Cactus File handbook series, which deals with the genus Adromischus.
Paul Klaassen Summary

Number 6, December 1998
Author: Article:
Hans Schellart Society on the move
Ton Pullen Bookreview
Ton Pullen reviews two recent publications: 'Echinocereus', a special edition supplement of the magazine Cactus & Co [2-3, July 1998] and a book entitled 'Cactussen', published by REBO productions of Lisse [1998]. The first book provides a well illustrated checklist of names while the second book is also full of beautiful photographs. Nice to have.
John Pilbeam The Mammillaria's of Baja California
John Pilbeam concludes his travelogue about the Mammillaria's of Baja California. This series has brought pleasure to many of our readers.
Frank Süpplie The nurserymen of Epiphyllum hybrids: Curt Knebel
Frank Süpplie provides a brief article about the nurseryman Curt Knebel, who has in excess of 400 Epiphyllum hybrids to his name.
Ton Pullen A size too big...?
21. Ferocactus anthodes
Ton Pullen has reached number 21 in his series 'One size too large'. This time the subject is Ferocactus anthodes.
Jan Vandorpe South Africa: The 'Big Five' under the nurseries.
Jan Vandorpe concludes his series of articles about five South African nurseries with a photograph of the new succulent greenhouse at the Kirstenbos Botanic garden.
Jos Huizer Growing cacti without heating.
The climate in the Netherlands is not kind to cacti. Jos Huizer grows his cacti in an unheated greenhouse and coldframe on an allotment in the vilage where he lives and provides a summary of his cultivation techniques. After two hard winters Jos examines the survivors and casualties among his plants and discusses some of the possible causes for the latter.
F.J. Warmerhoven and C. Wonnink Baja California: Our journey through a country of untamed beauty
The Vizcaino desert is the scene for this article by Messrs. Warmenhoven and Wonnink.
Piere Braun and Eddie Esteves Pereira Discocactus (VIII)
4. The D. heptacanthus-complex (2)
Careers, family and travel have delayed this episode in the series about the genus Discocactus. We hope that this will be followed with new regular episodes in the coming year. There is some concern about developments at the type locality at Mata Azaul. The area shows no signs of cacti ever having grown here and the young people are not aware of the plants. Piere Braun and Eddie Esteves Pereira provide food for thought.
J. Hugo Cota and Robert S. Wallace Cytology and molecular systematics in the family Cactaceae (3)
On page 147 in this edition, John Pilbeam said in disbelieve : 'Don't tell me that Morangaya pencilis is an Echinocereus'. That is exactly what Cota and Wallace do here, based on the plant's form and shape (morphology) rather than ancestry (monophyly). It depends on your point of view and certainly merits some thought.
Ton Pullen Succulent News
Ton Pullen has a habit of having the first and last word but, to be fair, as he did not decide the order of these articles, he carries no blame for this. Here his review of magazines and journals provides an insight to what goes on abroad.
Paul Klaassen Summary
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