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  • Adenium: Sculptural Elegance, Floral Extravagance – Dimmitt, Mark; Joseph, Gene; and Palzkill, David – 2009
  • Adromischus, The Cactus File Handbook 3 – Pilbeam, John; Rodgerson, Chrus; and Tribble, Derek – 1998
    (Crassulaceae, Adromischus) Good pictures and origin information in a friendly, non-technical style. First-ever book on these southern African plants details variations within species in cultivation and the wild. Chapters on classification, geography, propagation and field collection. 104 pages.
  • Aeonium in Habit and Cultivations – Schulz, R.
  • African Succulent Plant Society Bulletin – 1970-1971
  • Agave Family in Sonora, The – Gentry, Howard Scott – 1972
    (Agavaceae, Agave) Agriculture handbook no. 399, U.S. Agricultural Research Service. 195 pages.
  • Agaves (1968 Yearbook) – Breiting, A. – 1968
    (Agavaceae, Agave)
  • Agaves of Continental North America – Gentry, Howard Scott – 1982
    (Agavaceae, Agave) A classic monograph! Gives thorough descriptions of over 136 species. 278 b/w photos, 111 b/w line drawings, 35 maps. 670 pages.
  • ### Agaves (Living Sculptures for Landscapes and Containers) – Storr, Greg – 2012
    Everything you want to know about agaves.
  • All About Greenhouses – Ortho Books – 2001
    Expert guidance on choosing, budgeting for and building a greenhouse. 26 projects, 106 photographs, 80 illustrations. 96 pages.
  • All About Saguaros – Hodge, Carle – 1991
    (Cactaceae, Carnegiea) Color photos. Published by Arizona Highways. 64 pages.
  • Aloe – Journal of the South African Succulent Society – van Jaarsveld, Ernst – 1987
  • Aloes of Madagascar – Castillon, Jean-Bernard; and Castillon, Jean-Philippe – 2010
    This 400-page book resulted from 12 years of exploration by the authors. With over 1,000 color photos (many in situ), it recapitulates the 110 aloe species and 50 taxa accepted today. Excellent identification guide. Bilingual – French-English.
  • Aloes of Malawi, The – Lane, S. S.
  • Aloes of Southern Africa, The – Smith, Gideon; and Van Wyk, Braam – 2008
  • Aloes of Tropical Africa and Madagascar, The – Reynolds, G. W. – 1982
    (Asphodelaceae, Aloe)
  • ### Aloes – The Definitive Guide – Carer, S.; Lavranos, J. J.; Newton, L. E. and Walker, C. C. – 2011
    Advanced book. Good information, color photos. From Kew Gardens.
  • Anacampseros, Avonia, Grahamia – A Grower’s Handbook – Rowley, Gordon – 1995
    (Portulacaceae, Anacampseros, Avonia, Grahamia) Highly readable introduction with 29 detailed species descriptions make this handbook an invaluable reference for both the layman and experienced collector. Has 73 plates of color photos, two plates of color drawings, 19 b/w line drawings. 80 pages.
  • Art, Science, History and Philosophy of Bonsai, The – Koreshoff, Deborah R. – 2006
  • Asclepiadaceae – Illustrated Handbook of Succulents Plants – Albers, Focke, Editor – 2002
    (Asclepiadaceae) Comprehensive book covers over 9,000 taxa of succulents other than Cactaceae. This volume on the milkweed family presents 1,119 species and covers 49 of the 70 genera treated in their entirety. Highlights: Ceropegia and Brachystelma. Illustrated with 332 color photos. Includes keys to genera, descriptions with typification and distribution data, full synonymy and literature references.
  • ### Asklepios 125 – International Asclepiad Society – December 2019
    Are you a fan of the Stapeliad family? Then this is a journal for you. Great articles with photos.
  • ### Asklepios 126 – International Asclepiad Society – March 2020
    Are you a fan of the Stapeliad family? Then this is a journal for you. Great articles with photos.
  • Astrophytum Handbook – Sato, T. – 1995
    Four-volume set in Japanese with separate English translation. Outstanding photos. Volume 1: Asterias family. Volume 2: Myriostigma family. Volume 3: Capricorne family. Volume 4: Ornatum and Coahuilense families.
  • Australian Succulent Plants – Kapitany, Attila – 2007
    Covers 100 succulent species from 40 genera that are poorly addressed by general books on Australia’s plants. Easy to read, easy to use for identification.