Author Archives for Paul Doyle

About Paul Doyle

Artist, retired ecologist, growing a variety of C & S including National Collection of Aylostera, Rebutia & Weingartia, including Sulcorebutia in the North-east of Britain.

Gymnocalycium monvillei

July 2, 2019 9:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Gymnocalycium monvillei

(Lemaire) Britton & Rose My choice for this month is one of the most frequently seen species of the very... View Article


Haworthia truncata

June 4, 2019 7:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Haworthia truncata

Schoenland (1910) Haworthia truncata is a stemless proliferous species with abruptly truncated and square leaf tips, the leaves being arranged... View Article


Aeonium 'Zwartkop'

Cultivation notes on Aeonium

March 9, 2019 8:12 pm Published by Comments Off on Cultivation notes on Aeonium

About the genus Once considered to be giant houseleeks (Sempervivum), we now realise that these plants evolved from Sedum-like plants... View Article


Euphorbia baioensis

February 1, 2019 9:58 pm Published by Comments Off on Euphorbia baioensis

S.Carter Tropical East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) is a centre of diversity for spiny Euphorbias with just under 90... View Article


Oreocereus leucotrichus

January 1, 2019 9:55 pm Published by Comments Off on Oreocereus leucotrichus

(Phil.) Wagenkn The genus Oreocereus was first established in 1909 by Vincenzo Riccobono and today encompasses just six species (and... View Article


×Gastonialoe “Gordon Rowley”

June 1, 2018 9:19 pm Published by Comments Off on ×Gastonialoe “Gordon Rowley”

The intergeneric hybrid (nothogeneric) name ×Gastonialoe was published in CactusWorld for crosses with the parentage Gasteria × Gonialoe (Walker, 2017).... View Article


Hatiora herminiae

May 29, 2018 11:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Hatiora herminiae

Most people are familiar with the yellow-flowered Hatiora salicornioides, but few know – and even fewer grow – the closely... View Article


Gasteria batesiana

April 1, 2018 10:56 pm Published by Comments Off on Gasteria batesiana

It is nearly six years since the genus Gasteria featured in ‘Plant of the Month’ so it is rightly time... View Article


Rebutia marsoneri

March 1, 2018 10:52 pm Published by Comments Off on Rebutia marsoneri

The type species that defines Rebutia is R. minuscula, a short-spined, red-flowered plant. This was the very first cactus I bought, at a... View Article