Books

Published by Alsterworthia International.

Haworthia Update Vol. 2. ISBN 978 0 9534004 0 9. 166 A4 pages, over 500 colour photographs, thermal bound between 25g A4 white card. £48.00 (Members £43.00) + £3.50 p & p. EU, £5.00 p & p rest of the world.

Haworthia Update Vol. 3. ISBN 978-0-9552726-0-8 174 A4 pages, over 500 colour photographs, thermal bound between 250g. A4 white card. 167 A4 pages. £49.50 (member’s price £43.00) + £3.50 p & p. EU. £5.00 p & p rest of the world. The photograph shows page 66, the variability of Haworthia maraisii.

Haworthia Update Vol. 4. ISBN 978-0-9552726-1-5. 108 A4 pages, over 340 colour photographs, thermal bound between 250g A4 white card. £38.50 (Member’s price £29.00) + £3.50 p & p EU. £5.00 p & p rest of the world. The photograph of page 11 shows the variability of Haworthia magnifica v. splendens

Haworthia Update Vol. 5. ISBN 978-0-9552726-4-6. 199 A4 pages over 600 colour photographs, thermal bound between 250g A4 white card. £49.50 (Member’s price £39.00) + £3.50 p & p EU, £5.00 p & p rest of the world. The photograph of page 87 shows Haworthia minima.

Haworthia Update Vol. 6
Haworthia Update Vol. 7

Note:
Updates are based on extensive field work by Bruce Bayer since the publication of Haworthia Revisited. A large number of photographs are published to demonstrate the natural variability of habit plants.

Haworthia Update 3, Page 66 Haworthia Update 4, Page 11 Haworthia Update 5, Page 87

Published by Spiderwalk Services, S.A.

Thoughts on Haworthia – Philosophical dissertations. ISBN 0-620-25323-1. Spiral bound. 99 A44 pages, 22 papers, no photographs. Variety of subjects, ICBN, USA talks, correspondence with taxonomists and others, the enigma of Haworthia etc. £20.00 (Members price £10.00) + £2.50 p & p EU. £3.50 rest of the world.

Books by Ingo Breuer, Germany.

The World of Haworthias Vol. 1. ISBN 3-926573-08-2. Bibliography and annotated index. Records all authors of published material, plant names and literature. 380 pages 16.5 x 24.5cm. Original black and white photos. £30.00 (Members £23.50) + £2.50 p & p E.U., £3.50 rest of the world.

The World of Haworthias Vol. 2. ISBN 3-926573-13-9. Original descriptions of all published Haworthia names, original b & w photographs of types where possible, 52 colour photos. 550 pages 16.5 x 24.5cm. £40.00 (Members £30.0) + £3.00 p & p E.U., £4.00 rest of the world.

The above two books are the result of a great deal of research. They provide comprehensive reference material not available for any other genus.

Notes on Haworthia. J.R. Brown. ISBN 3-926573-09-0. Stephen Holloway. Published by Ingo Breuer and AfM. All the works of J-R. Brown published in the C&SJ of America and Desert Plant Life are brought together plus all the b & w photographs, which are of good quality. 219 pages 6.5 x 24.5cm. £24.00 (Members £15.00) + £3.00 p & p E.U., £4.00 rest of the world.

Produced and edited by Harry Mays.

Bulbinella in South Africa. ISBN 1-919795-46-4. Originally published by the South African National Botanical Institute (£25.00 + p & p), but out of print. Now available as an Alsterworthia International quality photocopy with permission. Covers all the South African species with full page botanically-correct watercolours. 78 A4 pages. £20.00 (Members £14.00) + £2.00 p & p E.U., £3.00 rest of the world. (This book and Alsterworthia International Special Issue No. 2 cover all Bulbinella species.)

The Succulent Liliaceae League of America and the Haworthia Review 1946-1948. ISBN 0-9534004-0-9. A USA publication long out of print. Editor Jay Dodson. 98 A4 pages. The originals were duplicated. This is a computer reprint, consequently the quality is higher than that of the original. It also includes a few papers never published. £15.00 (Member’s £10) + £2.00 p & p E.U, £3.00 rest of the world.

Directory of plants distributed by International Succulent Introductions 1958-2001. ISBN 0-9534004-1-7. with Alphabetical Index. A complete listing of ISI plants for this period with index. 124 A4 pages. £10.00 (Members £6.00) plus £2.00 p & p E.U., £3.00 rest of the world.

Directory of plants distributed by International Succulent Introductions 2002-2009 with alphabetical index. Full listing with descriptions. 39 A4 pages. £4.50 (Member’s £2.90) + £1.00 p & p E.U., £1.50 rest of the world. Both portable references for use in greenhouse, home etc.

Japanese Publications.

Variegated Plants in Color Yoshimichi Hirose and Dr. Masato Yokoi, No ISBN number. 296 A4 pages, Text Japanese & English. A photographic reference work. Over 1400 photographs from a range of families for glasshouse & garden cultivation including succulents. £28.00 (members £19.00) + £3.00 p & p E.U., £4.50 rest of the world.

Succulents. International Succulent Institute of Japan. About 1300 colour photographs, species and cultivars of horticultural value including succulents but no cacti. Limited text Japanese. Names Latin/English. 254 pages 19 x 22.5cm £36.00 (Members £26.00) + £3.00p & p E.U., £4.50 rest of the world.

Beautiful Succulents – Haworthia. Tahashi Rukuya. Hard bound. 64 pages, 297mm x 210mm. 105 excellent photos of species and cultivars. A photographic reference work. Brief captions in Japanese and English. £39.00 (Members £24.00) + £3.00 P & p E.U., £4.50 rest of the world.

Produced and edited by Harry Mak.

Photo Album of Succulents in Colour – Vol. 3. 349 pages 19 x 26cm. 700+ photos for 10 succulent plant families. £30.00 (Members price £25.00) p & p included.

Published by the International Society for Horticultural Science.

International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. ISBN 90-6605-527-8. The essential book for all who are interested in how cultivars are named and in the accuracy of names. 123 pages 18.5 x 24 cm. €55.00 (Members £29.00) + £1.00 p & p UK, £2.50 rest of the world.

Published by Umdaus Press.

Haworthia Revisited. A revision of the Genus. ISBN 1-919766-08-1. The only comprehensive, colour-illustrated revision available at present. Hard cover. 250 pages 21 x 26 cm. £38 + £3.50 p & p EU, £5.00 rest of the world.

Haworthia Update Vol. 1. ISBN 1-919766-21-9. Hard cover. 63 pages 21 x 26 cm. £24.00 (Members £14.00) + £1.00 p. & p EU. £2.50 p & p rest of the world.

Grass Aloes in the South African Veld Charles Craib. 156 pages 23 x 32cm. Based on extensive field work and illustrated with full-page, botanically-correct watercolours by Gillian Condy and detailed pencil drawings by Murray Ralf. Comprehensive coverage of 28 species with colour maps. Chapters on cultivation, veld gardens and changing environment. £71.00 (Members £59.00) + £5.00 p & p EU, £7.00 p & p rest of the world.

A Field Guide to the Aloes of Malawi. Stewart S. Lane. ISBN 1-919766-27-8. Thin card cover. 56 pages 19 x 25.5cm. Each species is described in detail, colour photos are of good quality, distribution maps in grey scale. A few drawings in black. £16.00. (Members £13.00) + £1.00 p & p UK, £2.50 rest of the world.

Regions of Floristic Endemism in Southern Africa (with emphasis on succulents). ISBN 1-919766-18-9. Abraham E. van Wyk & Gideon F. Smith. 199 pages 23 x 29.5cm well illustrated with maps and photos in colour. An informative book covering geology, soils, flora, evolutionary history and floral links etc with lists of representative succulents. Colour illustrated. £38.00 (Members £29.00) + £4.00 p & p E.U., £5.00 p & p rest of the world.

Cotyledon & Tylecodon. Ernst van Jaarsveld & Daryl Koutnik. Illustrations Elise Bodley. 156 pages 23 x 29.7cm. 46 species are discussed and illustrated with habitat photos and watercolours. Coloured maps. £48.00 (Members £37.00) + £4.00 p & p EU, £5.50 rest of the world.

Irises. Barbara Jeppe, a well known artist. Card cover. 95 pages 29.5 x 42cm. 39 full page colour plates plus line drawings. Text covers iris types, cultivation, pollination, myths and legends, history etc. £10.00 + £2.50 p & p all destinations.

Figs of Southern & South-Central Africa. John & Sandra Burrows. 379 pages 23 x 31cm. Comprehensive. Indigenous figs, cultivated figs and their allies with descriptions, colour photos, fine line drawings etc. Wasps and pollination, birds and other wildlife. £65.00 (Members £55.00) + £4.00 p & p EU, £5.50 rest of the world.

Cultivar Project Publication.

Hybrids & Cultivars of the Succulent Asphodelaceae (Aloe, Astroloba, Bulbine, Gasteria & Nothogenera.) Volume 1. ISBN 978-0-9552726-3-9. 80 A4 pages. Chapters on the creation and naming of cultivars, propagation, cultivation, nothogenus names. The main part of the book is devoted to the description with colour photographs of cultivars for which the names have been established under the ICNCP. Over 200 colour photos. £29.50 (Member’s price £19.00) + £3.00 postage E.U., £4.50 rest of the world.

Hybrids & Cultivars of the Succulent Asphodelaceae – Haworthia. Volume 2

Hybrids & Cultivars of the Succulent Asphodelaceae Volume 3

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