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  • Cactaceae, The – Marshall, W.; and Bock, T. – 1941
    (Cactaceae) Good identifier.
  • Cactaceae, The – Volumes I and II – Britton, N.; and Rose, J. – 1963
    (Cactaceae) The definitive semi-technical reference on America’s most fascinating plant form. Unabridged reprint of the massive 1909-1913 work has the largest collection of b/w cactus illustrations and photos ever compiled.
  • Cactaceae, The – Volumes III and IV – Britton, N.; and Rose, J. – 1963
    (Cactaceae) More of the definitive semi-technical reference on America’s most fascinating plant form. Unabridged reprint of the massive 1909-1913 work has the largest collection of b/w cactus illustrations and photos ever compiled.
  • Cacti – Bertrand, A.; and Guillaumin, A. – 1952
  • ### Cacti – Cerutti, Vincent – 1998
    Beautiful photos with brief plant descriptions.
  • Cacti – Innes, Clive – 1988
  • Cacti – Leese, Sir Oliver – 1973
    (Cactaceae) Some color photos.
  • Cacti: A Gardener’s Handbook for Their Identification and Culture – Borg, Prof. J. – 1963
    (Cactaceae) First published in 1937, this major historical work remains a standard reference on cacti identification and cultivation. Often cited in the bibliographies of other cacti books, it provides clear, non-technical descriptions of over l,800 species. 512 pages.
  • Cacti, An Illustrated Guide to Over 150 Species – Schneck, Marcus – 1992
    (Cactaceae) Very good pictures.
  • Cacti and Other Succulents – Ellis, J.
    Beginner guide.
  • Cacti and Other Succulents – Leese, Sir Oliver – 1964
    Beginner selection. Good pictures.
  • Cacti and Other Succulents Catalog (in Japanese)
    Great picture identifier.
  • Cacti and Other Succulents for the Amateur – Glass, C.; and Foster, R. – 1974
    Well-written introductory course for beginning collectors. Includes plant care and selection, b/w photographs.
  • Cacti and Other Succulents for Your Home – Meadow, Katie; and Dodson, Jay – 1976
    Beginner-level publication.
  • Cacti and Succulents – Andersohn, Günter – 1982
    Great picture identifier.
  • Cacti and Succulents – Haage, W. – 1963
  • Cacti and Succulents – Innes, Clive – 1988
  • ### Cacti and Succulents – Keen, Bill – 1990
    Good book for the beginner. Covers all aspects of the hobby.
  • Cacti and Succulents – Pavey, Gina – 1979
    Reference with good photos.
  • Cacti and Succulents – Simon & Schuster – 1985
    Informative field guide reference describes the history of cacti and general guidelines for their cultivation. Includes 300 detailed entries that describe individual species, places of origin and ideal conditions for growth. Full-color photographs.
  • Cacti and Succulents – Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – 1978
    Good for beginners.
  • ### Cacti and Succulents: A Care Manual – Mace, Tony; and Mace, Suzanne – 1998
    Another beginners book with interesting chapters on “Myths and Urban Legends” and “Pests and Diseases.” Color photos.
  • Cacti and Succulents for Modern Living – Rice, L. W. – 1976
    Complete manual and identification book for beginners. Direction on purchasing and maintenance: sun, water, temperature and fertilizer.
  • Cacti and Succulents From Mother Nature – Gick, James E. – 1977
    Culture and care info with 213 color pictures of popular cacti and succulents. 41 pages.
  • Cacti and Succulents: Step-By-Step to Growing Success – Keen, Bill – 1990
    Beginners. 128 pages.
  • Cacti and Their Cultivation – Martin, M.; Chapman, P.; and Auger, H. – 1974
    (Cactaceae) Beginners book.
  • Cacti as Decorative Plants – Kramer, Jack – 1974
    (Cactaceae) Suitable for beginners.
  • Cacti for Decoration – Higgins, Vera – 1956
  • Cacti From Seed, The Easy Way – Lamb, Edgar – 1959
  • Cacti in Brazil – Herm, K. – 2001
    A pictorial celebration of Brazil and its unique succulent flora. The German and English text describes the main cactus genera of the country, including a history of cactus exploration. Over 360 color photographs. 176 pages.
  • Cacti of Arizona – Benson, Lyman – 1940
    (Cactaceae) 1950 reprint.
  • Cacti of San Diego County – Lindsay, George – 1963
    (Cactaceae) A non-technical beginner-level guide from the San Diego Society of Natural History.
  • Cacti of Texas and Neighboring States – Weniger, Del – 1984
    (Cactaceae) 356 pages.
  • Cacti of the Southwest – Earle, Hubert – 1963
    (Cactaceae) Desert Botanical Garden Science series.
  • Cacti of the Southwest: Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana – Weniger, Del – 1970
    (Cactaceae) 249 pages.
  • Cacti of the United States and Canada – Benson, Lyman – 1982
    (Cactaceae) Good reference.
  • Cacti, Over 1,200 Species – Innes, Clive; and Glass, Charles – 1991
  • Cacti, Succulents and Tropical Plants – Haden, Nicky – 1975
    (Cactaceae) Catalog identifier.
  • Cacti, The Illustrated Dictionary – Preston, Rod; and Mafham, Ken – 1991
    (Cactaceae) Very popular reference and identifier. Quickly find the alphabetized names, descriptions and color photos of many types of cactus, including virtually every type of globular cactus available. Over 1,100 color photos, alternative plant names. 224 pages.
  • Cactus – Armer, Laura Adams – 1934
    (Cactaceae) B/w photographs.
  • Cactus – Overbeck, Cynthia – 1992
    (Cactaceae) For ages 9 to 12. Describes the parts of cactus plants and how they work together to enable the plants to survive in the desert.
  • Cactus, a Prickly Portrait of a Desert Eccentric – Hinrichs, Linda; and Zurek, Nickolay – 1995
    (Cactaceae) Beautifully designed graphic essay showcases detailed photographs. Includes botanical origin, history, legends and lore. Color and b/w photos. 95 pages.
  • Cactus and Its Home, The – Shreve, Dr. Forrest – 1931
  • Cactus and Succulents in Your Home – Countryside Paperback Books – 1970
    Suitable for beginners.
  • Cactus Basics: A Comprehensive Guide to Cultivation and More – Mace, T.; Mace, S. – 2006
    A very good beginner book. Color photos, information on pests and diseases, propagation and more.
  • Cactus Book, The – Houghton, A. D. – 1930
  • ### Cactus Club Killings, The – A Joe Portugal Mystery – Walpow, Nathan – 1999
    Anyone in a cactus society should read this mystery novel. Just a fun read.
  • Cactus Coloring Book – Bernath, Stefan – 1981
    (Cactaceae) Over 25 species rendered for coloring provide an excellent primer. Introduction, captions, hints for growing by Dr. C. S. Ripps.
  • Cactus Cook Book – Tate, Joyce L. – 1971
    (Cactaceae) Covers cactus cake, cactus bread, soups, salads and much more.
  • Cactus Culture – Schulz, Ellen D. – 1932
  • Cactus Growing for Beginners – Higgins, Vera – 1964
  • Cactus Guide – Cutak, Ladislaus – 1976
  • Cactus Handbook, The – Haustein, Erik – 1988
  • Cactus in the Desert – Busch, Phyllis – 1979
    (Cactaceae) Written for children aged 4 to 8.
  • Cactus in the Snow A Guide to Growing Hardy Cacti in the Wet and Frozen North – Brethauer, Bruce – 2000
    (Cactaceae) For hardy cacti enthusiasts. Learn the basics of cactus anatomy, where to start, and cultivation and protection. The book then describes the many hardy species available, including plants from the Echinocereus, Escobaria, Opuntia and Pediocactus genera. Excellent b/w photos. 111 pages.
  • Cactus Lexicon – Backeberg, Curt – 1976
  • ### Cactus of Eastern Brazil – Taylor, N.; and Zappi, D. – 2004
    Kew Gardens book, some good color photos. This is a book for those who prefer to read, rather than look at pictures.
  • California Cactus – Baxter, E. M. – 1935
  • Caudiciform and Pachycaul Succulents – Rowley, Gordon – 1987
    Excellent book, great pictures. A favorite.
  • ### Chasing Centuries: Ancient Agave Cultivars – Parker, Ron
  • Christmas Cactus: The Genus Schlumbergera and Its Hybrids – McMillan, A. J. S.; and Horobin, J. F. – 1995
    Title of book says it all. Note: Book has some water damage, use with caution.
  • ### CITES and Succulents – McGough, H. Noel; Groves, M.; Mustard, M.; Sajeva, M.; and Brodie, C. – 2004
    Book and CD (A presentation – you will need Microsoft Power Point to view it).
  • ### Color Encyclopedia of Cacti – Hirao, Hiroshi – 1979
    Another interesting book written in Japanese. However, names of plants are written in English. Very nice color photos. Good for identifying species.
  • Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs, The – Manning, J.; Goldblatt, P.; and Snijman, D. – 2002
  • Colorado Cacti – Boissevain, C.; and Davidson, C. – 1940
    (Cactaceae, Optuntia)
  • Colorful Cacti of the American Desert – Lamb, Edgar; and Lamb, Brian – 1974
    (Cactaceae) Good introduction to cacti. Good photographs.
  • Colour Encyclopedia of Cacti – Japan Succulent Society – 1979
    (Cactaceae) Good pictures for identification. In Japanese.
  • Columnar Cacti and Their Mutualists – Fleming, T.; and Valiente, A.; Editors – 2002
    This book summarizes the ecology, evolution and conservation of columnar cacti and their vertebrate mutualists. Ranging from the Sonoran Desert to the northern Andes, the studies reported reflect recent progress in understanding how abiotic and biotic factors interact to influence the cacti and mutualists alike. “One of the most significant works ever published on the topics of columnar cacti and nectar-feeding bats.” 371 pages.
  • ### Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents, The – Hewitt, Terry – 1997
    A beginners book. Nice color photos.
  • Complete Encyclopedia of Cacti – Subik, R.; Kunte, L.
  • ### Complete Guide to Growing Cacti and Succulents – Anderson, Miles; and Hewitt, Terry – 2006
    Good beginner book is divided into two main sections: Plant Directory of Cacti and Plant Directory of Succulents. Some good general information with smaller section on design ideas.
  • Complete Handbook of Cacti and Succulents – Innes, Clive – 1981
    Some pictures.
  • Copiapoa in Their Environment – Schultz, R.; and Kapitany, A.
  • Copiapoa, The Cactus File Handbook – Charles, Graham – 1998
    (Cactaceae, Copiapoa) Good pictures and information on habitat.
  • ### Cotyledon and Tylecodon – von Jaarsveld, Ernst; and Koutnik, Daryl – 2004
    An informative book on cotyledons and tylecodons with exceptionally good illustrations by Elise Bodley. Very nice.
  • Corsage Craft – Reusch, Glad; and Noble, Mary – 1951
  • Crassula – Rowley, G.
  • Cultivation of Bowellia – Sacred Trees of Frankincense – Eslamieh, Jason
  • ### Cultivation of Bursersa (Frankincense of the Americas) – Eslamieh, Jason – 2013
    Beautiful and informative book.
  • Cultivation of Succulents – Jacobsen, Hermann – 1942