Cacti_etc: cacti and other succulents

The cacti_etc mailing list is where cacti and other succulent plants are discussed. Most of the material here has been provided by members of that list.

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Some text files from the mailing list:

Netiquette file, which has some suggestions about how to get along well with other subscribers, and on the Internet in general.
Help file for the ListProcessor program.
How to search the cacti_etc archives by key word.
Biological controls useful to C&S hobbyists.
Information on soils and artificial lights for succulent culture, extracted from the mailing list.
The evolution of cacti
Revisiting Echinopsis, a taxonomic review of Echinopsis, s.l., in both PDF form and plain text.
Indexes of topics discussed in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002.
A plot of membership growth of the list.
A list of countries of subscribers to the list.

Succulent images:

Images of Cacti
Images of Other Succulents
Botanical drawings of cacti at the Smithsonian Institution.
Images by Frank Horwood of Somalia, Southern Africa and cultivated plants, as well as other "dry tropical habitat" plants.
Images at the Texas A&M University Vascular Plant Image Gallery include the Cactaceae and other succulent plant families.

Plants that need IDs

Please send answers to the indicated email or to the list.

Image name: Lophophora-A.jpg
Ken Roy would like an ID on this and the following Lophophoras.

Image name: LophophoraX-B.jpg
Please respond on the list, if you have info.

Other related pages:

The CSSA (Cactus and Succulent Society of America) home page.
The XEchinopsis mailing list is where Echinopsis hybrids are discussed by specialists and fans of those plants.
The Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall , including many sub-pages and links to succulent organizations and growers.
UK C&S pages by Ralph Martin and Richard Hodgkiss .
The Huntington Gardens (and Library and Museum) in San Marino, CA is a must-see in Southern California.
Each year near the start of September, there is a Succulent Plant Symposium at the Huntington.
The Sunset Succulent Society has its meetings in Santa Monica, California.
There is a separate mailing list, hardycacti_etc, for the discussion of succulent plants that don't mind frost.
A database search is available at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.
The Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum and the Arid Lands Newsletter, both web-hosted at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Arizona Cactus and Succulent Research is in Bisbee Junction, Arizona.
The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
Jim Hunter's page on epiphyllums.
Glenn Rice's page, also on epiphyllums.
Peter Liekkio's page specializing in pelargoniums, sarcocaulons, othonnas and tylecodons.
Brazilian cacti are the topic of Marlon Machado's page.
Conservation items include CITES information, and the Center for Plant Conservation
Lists of succulent books can be found for Rainbow Gardens, for new books, and Whitestone Gardens, UK.
A list of botanical gardens.
An index of most insecticides called EXTOXNET at Oregon State University.
The Romanian Association of Cacti Growers has pages in both English and Romanian.

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Bob Jewett
Agilent Labs, Santa Clara, California