Bradleya 20/2002


Bradleya is the yearbook of the British Cactus and Succulent Society and has been published annually since 1983. It has aimed to present articles of a more specialised or technical nature than those which are published in our quarterly journal.



DNA sequences and cactus classification – a short review by Root Gorelick
Genome size analysis of selected species of Aloe (Aloaceae) reveals the most primitive species and results in some new combinations by Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Euphorbia resinifera portrayed in a manuscript herbal nearly fifteen hundred years ago – revisited by Pjotr Lawant and Diny Winthagen
The rediscovery of Ruschia acutangula (Haw.) Schwantes (Mesembryanthemaceae Fenzl) by Pascale Chesselet and Gideon F. Smith
Conservation Status of two Succulents Endemic to Soqotra Island, Yemen by Neil A.Oakman, Susan J.Christie and Dylan P.Hannon
A re-evaluation of the taxonomic status of the genus Melocactus in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles by George Thomson
Agave wercklei: a mesoamerican species in South Africa by Gideon F.Smith and Elsie M.A.Stein
Opuntia Index Part 8: R by Richard Crook and Roy Mottram
Batting curses and beating depression: Adenia gummifera in Zulu traditional medicine by Neil R.Crouch, Gideon F.Smith, Richard Symmonds and Tanza E.Crouch
Charles Plumier, the King’s Botanist – his life and work. With a facsimile of the original cactus plates and the text from Botanicum Americum (1689-1897) by Roy Mottram
The flowers of Drosanthemum Schwantes (Ruschioideae, Aizoaceae) by S.Rust, C.Bruckmann and H.E.K.Hartmann

Cover: Melocactus stramineus Suringar growing with Opuntia wentiana Br. & R. (= O. caracassana Salm-Dyck) in habitat at Bubaliplas, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles. See the article on the melocacti of Aruba on p.29. Photo by George Thomson.

Total number of pages – 148 + Cover (49 colour pages + Cover)
colour photographs – 110
black and white photographs – 17, line drawings – 20, maps – 14
ISBN 0 902099 72 8
ISSN 0265-086X

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