The Cactus File Handbook 2: Rebutia
by John Pilbeam
This popular and colourful Handbook discusses all the described species and varieties of Rebutia, with full colour photographs throughout. It includes a full description of each plant, along with details of habitat, distribution, classification, cultivation, pests and diseases, and general information about the plant in cultivation, along with an invaluable reference list of synonymous names.
In this book the author, John Pilbeam, does not attempt to evaluate too stridently the validity of all of the new species and varieties described in recent years, but instead illustrates with photographs of authenticated material as many of the descriptions as possible, to show what is potentially available, to help identify plants in collections, and to give some idea of the extent of the genus, and species' relationships. The author views Rebutia in the old sense, rather than including those species that have been amalgamated from Sulcorebutia by some authors.
In the main chapter, the 'Commentary on Species', each of the recognized species and varieties is discussed in detail, with full colour illustrations of the plants growing and flowering in cultivation. For identification purposes alone, this Handbook is unrivalled. Individual maps show the recorded habitat distribution for each of the taxa.
The Handbook also includes a number of additional chapters, including:
and Taxonomy – The genus is split into 3 subgenera, Rebutia, Aylostera
and Mediolobivia. Maps show the overall distribution of the species in each of
these subgenera. These plants are all native to Argentina and Bolivia, and lists are
included of the States of Argentina and the Departments of Bolivia, showing which species
are recorded from each.
Never before has there been such a complete source of detailed information on Rebutia. This Handbook is a must, both for Rebutia enthusiasts and general cactus growers, providing a comprehensive and colourful reference source on one of the most popular genera of South American cacti. This Handbook is available in two editions – hardbound and softbound.
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(Published 1997) ISBN 0 9528302 1 3 (hardbound); ISBN 0 9528302 2 1 (softbound).
160 pages, 165 x 235mm.
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