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Sedum mocinoanum Pérez-Calix

April 1, 2022 8:54 pm Published by Comments Off on Sedum mocinoanum Pérez-Calix

Sedum mocinoanum is one of the most beautiful of all tender sedums with dense rosettes covered in stiff, short, white... View Article


August 30, 2021 7:50 pm Published by Comments Off on Leeds

Meetings 2020 We meet on the third Monday of the month (unless indicated otherwise) and our 2020 programme is as... View Article

Suggestions wanted

June 25, 2021 1:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Suggestions wanted

If you know of or own a collection that opens to the public whether routinely or by appointment then please... View Article

What’s in a name?

June 22, 2021 12:42 am Published by Comments Off on What’s in a name?

The system of giving scientific names to plants was invented by a Swedish botanist, Carl Linnaeus, who lived in the... View Article

Pleiospilos N.E.Br. sub-tribe

December 1, 2020 7:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Pleiospilos N.E.Br. sub-tribe

The word Pleiospilos means ‘many spots’ which describes the species more than adequately. The sub-tribe Pleiospilinae used to contain a... View Article

Mammillaria grahamii

July 1, 2020 6:11 pm Published by Comments Off on Mammillaria grahamii

Previously known as M. microcarpa, this species, in series Ancistracanthae, is abundant in habitat but is reputed to be difficult... View Article

Pelargonium incrassatum

June 1, 2020 5:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Pelargonium incrassatum

The succulent pelargoniums from the winter-rainfall part of South Africa take on two guises: they can either be stem succulents... View Article

Schlumbergera lutea

May 1, 2020 5:16 pm Published by Comments Off on Schlumbergera lutea

This delightful epiphytic cactus from eastern Brazil has had a number of different names over the years. Up to 2011... View Article

Sansevieria francisii

April 1, 2020 5:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Sansevieria francisii

Francis (Frank) Kenneth Horwood (1924–1987) was a doyen of succulent plant propagators. I visited him in 1970 when he was... View Article

Rebutia (Sulcorebutia) tiraquensis

March 1, 2020 9:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Rebutia (Sulcorebutia) tiraquensis

Whether you think they are Rebutia, Sulcorebutia or Weingartia, the sulcos are a deservedly popular group of plants and one... View Article