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Welcome to the Cactus and Succulent Digital Library

We make available here a wide choice of titles (books, catalogues, etc.) devoted to cacti and other succulents. These titles are either in the public domain or the authors gave us the authorization to make them available on this site.
They are free, complete, in PDF format: you can download them in 2 clics. They can also be viewed online.

Augustin, Gertel, Hentzschel: Sulcorebutia, 2000
Backeberg: Blätter für Kakteenforschung, 1934-38
Backeberg: Die Cactaceae, 1958-62
Backeberg: various rare catalogues.
Backeberg: Kakteen Lexikon @ Cactus Lexicon; 1979 & 1977.
Backeberg: Kakteenjagd, 1930
Backeberg: Kaktus ABC, 1936 (dated 1935)
Berger: Die Agaven.
Berger: Kakteen.
Berger: A systematic revision of the genus Cereus Mill..
Bigelow: “Report on the botany of the expedition”, 1856
Bonpland: Description des plantes rares cultivées à Malmaison et à Navarre, 1813.
Bradley: The history of succulent plants, 1716-1727!
Britton et Rose: The cactaceae, the original!
Brown, Tischer, Karsten: Mesembryanthema, 1931
Burman: Plantarum Americanarum, 1755-1760
(de) Candolle: Revue de la famille des cactées, 1829.
(de) Candolle: Mémoire sur quelques espèces nouvelles de cactées, 1829.
(de) Candolle & Redouté: Histoire des plantes grasses, 1799…
Castellanos & Lelong: Genera et Species Plantarum Argentinarum — Cactaceae (Opuntiales vel Cactales)
Coulter: A Preliminary Revision of the North American Species of Cactus
Darwin: The power of movement in plants.
Diguet: Les cactées utiles du Mexique.
Engelmann: The cactaceæ of the boundary, 1857-59
Engelmann: “Report on the botany of the expedition”, 1856
Engelmann: Cacteæ, Yucca, Agave
Fearn: Lithops, 1981.
Fearn & Pearcy: The genus Rebutia, 1981.
Förster: Handbuch der Cacteenkunde, 1846 & 1886.
Fournier: Les cactées et plantes grasses, 1954.
Fric and Kreuzinger: three famous catalogues.
Fric et Kreuzinger: Zur Revision der Systematik der Kakteen von Karl Kreuzinger.
Guillaumin: Les cactées cultivées, 1935.
Hosseus: Apuntes sobre las Cactáceas, 1926.
Hosseus: Notas sobre Cactáceas Argentinas, 1939.
Jacquin: Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis seu plantarum rariorum, 1770-76.
Jahandiez: Plantes grasses autres que les cactées, 1935.
Kiesling: Cactáceas Publicadas por el Dr. Carlos Spegazzini, 1984.
Kiesling: El género Trichocereus (Cactaceae) — I: Las especies de la Rep. Argentina, 1978.
Kiesling: Estudios en Cactaceae de Argentina: Maihueniopsis, Tephrocactus y Géneros afines (Opuntioideae), 1984.
Kiesling: Flora de San Juan, Cactaceae, 2003.
Kiesling: Flora Patagonica, Cactaceae, 1988.
Kiesling: Les cactées de Bolivie, 1999 & 2014.
Kiesling: Los Géneros de Cactaceae de Argentina, 1975.
Kiesling, Schweich: Martín Cárdenas: Articles devoted to Cacti, 2014
Kießling: Tephrocactus…, 2000.
Krainz et al.: Die Kakteen.
Lambert: Cactus d'Argentine, seconde édition, 1997
Leighton-Boyce & Iliff: The subgenus Tephrocactus, 1973.
Lemaire: Cactearum aliquot…, of 1838
:flag_of_france.gifLemaire: les cactées, dated 1868, in old french.
Lemaire: Iconographie descriptive des cactées, dated 1841-1847.
Lemaire: Les plantes grasses autre que les cactées., 1869.
Lodé: Fichier encyclopédique des Cactées & autres Succulentes, 1989-2001
Lindley: Paxton's flower garden.
Link & Otto: Ueber die Gattungen Melocactus und Echinocactus, 1827.
Loddiges: The Botanical Cabinet, 1817-1833.
Marshall and Bock: The cactaceae… continued.
Mauseth, Kiesling, Ostolaza: A Cactus Odyssey, 2002.
Moser: Kakteen — Adolfo Maria Friedrich und sein schönes Paraguay, 1985.
Mottram: Charles Plumier, the King's botanist. Bradleya 2002.
Nel: Lithops. The first book devoted to the “living stones”.
Nel: The Gibbaeum Handbook.
Osten: Notas sobre cacataceas, 1941.
Paxton: Paxton's flower garden.
Pfeiffer & Otto: Abbildung und Beschreibung blühender Cacteen, 1838-50.
Phytographe: strange although instructive and premonitory.
Pilbeam: Gymnocalycium. A collector's guide, 1995.
Prestlé: Die Gattung Frailea, 1998.
Putnam: Gymnocalyciums, 1978.
Rausch: the “lobivia” of 1975 and 1985.
Redouté: Les Liliacées, 26 plates, 1802…
Redouté & (de) Candolle: Histoire des plantes grasses, 1799…
Riccobono: Studii sulle Cattee del R. Orto Botanico di Palermo, 1909.
Říha & Šubík: The illustrated encyclopedia of Cacti and other succulents, 1981.
Ritter: Kakteen Südamerika, 1979-81
Ritter/Winter: Catalogues of the '50
Rose: Notes on useful plants of Mexico.
Rowley: Pierre-Joseph Redouté — “Raphael of the succulents”., article from CSJ GB, 1956
Rowley: Iconographie Descriptive des Cactées — Introduction to Strawberry Press Edition.
Salm-Dyck: Monographia Generum Aloes et Mesembryanthemi, 1836-1863.
Schumann: Flora Brasiliensis — Cactaceae, 1890.
Schumann: Gesamtbeschreung der Kakteen (without supplement).
Schumann, Gürke, Vaupel: Blühende Kakteen
Soulaire: Cactus et médecine, 1948.
Sprechman: Lithops, 1970.
Thiébaut: Cactées et plantes grasses, 1935.
Wahl: Lobivia 89.
Watson: the “Old, old Lexicon”.
Weniger: Cacti of Texas and neighboring states, 1984.
Weniger: Cacti of the Southwest, 1970.
Werdermann: Blühende Kakteen… continued.
Werdermann: Brasilien und seine Säulenkakteen, 1933.
Zázvorka & Šedivý: Article about Frič, Aztekia, 1991.
Zuccarini: Plantarum novarum vel minus cognitarum quae in horto botanico herbarioque regio monacensi servantur, 1832-1845.

Acta succulenta: four-language journal (direct link to the journal in English)
Ashingtonia: Journal 1973-1979.
Avonia News: German journal devoted to the other succulents.
Aztekium: Romanian journal (direct link to the journal)
Aztekia: Article about Frič, 1991.
Beiträge zur Sukkulentenkunde und -pflege: German journal, 1938-1943.
flag_of_spain.jpgBoletín de la Sociedad Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Cactáceas y otras Suculentas.
Bradleya: yearbook of the BCSS.
Cactaceae—Jahrbücher der Deutschen Kakteen-Gesellschaft: 1936-1944.
Cactáceas y Suculentas Mexicanas: 1955…
(The) Cactician (direct link to the journal)
Cactus and Succulent Journal of Great Britain: 1932-1982.
Cactus & Co: Cactus & Co journal. Old issues of this very beautiful italian publication. Anciens numéros de cette très belle publication italienne.
The Cactus Explorer: English Journal 2011-.
Cactus Paris: French journal, 1946-1967.
cactusinhabitat booklet: Conservation, taxonomy and distribution of cacti populations (photos available on http://www.cactusinhabitat.org/).
Catalogues: Old french catalogues.
International Code of Botanical Nomenclature
Crassulaceae (direct link to the journal)
Curtis's Botanical Magazine: Cacti and other succulents. A beautiful series of colour plates.
Echinocereus online Journal — EcJ: 2013-…
Edwards's Botanical Register: Cacti and other succulents. Again a beautiful series of colour plates.
Flora de San Juan: Cactaceae, 2003.
Flora del valle de Lerma: Agavaceae, Aizoaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Bromeliaceae, Cactaceae (1991-2012).
Flore des serres et des jardins de l'europe: Belgian periodical of the 19th century.
Illustration horticole: Belgian periodical of the 19th century.
Informationsbriefe Echinopseen: Old issues of a publication devoted to Trichocereus, Echinopsis, Lobivia, Rebutia, Sulcorebutia, Weingartia…
Jardin fleuriste: Belgian periodical of the 19th siècle.
Kakteen une andere Sukkulenten — KuaS: German journal, back issues 1949-…
Kakteenkunde: German journal, 1933-1943.
Kaktusy i Inne (Cacti and Others): Polish Journal.
Monatsschrift für Kakteenkunde, 19-20th century.
Repertorium Plantarum Succulentarum. 2010-…
Sansevieria Online. 2013-…
Schütziana — The Gymnocalycium online journal.
Succulentopi@: the online journal of the French website CactusPro.
Succulenta: Old issues of the dutch journal, and various other stuff.
Sukkulenten: German journal devoted to the other succulents; next to Avonia News.
Sukkulentenkunde — J. SKG: Sukkulentenkunde — Jahrbücher der Schweizerischen Kakteen-Gesellschaft.
Xerophilia: Romanian journal. 2012-…

→ Links towards numerical libraries

The Arizona Native Plant Society
Biodiversity Heritage Library: Digital library, any natural sciences.
Botanicus: Botanical digital library. Missouri Botanical Garden.
Europeana: General purpose database (text, image, video, sound).
Field number query: Field numbers; Other internal links are available from this site.
Gallica: Digital library of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
International Plant Names Index: Plants, authors, publicatiosn.
Internet archive: Generic digital library + sound + video + ….
Opuntiads of the USA: Opuntia literature.
Project Gutenberg: General digital library.
Real Jardín Botánico: Botanical digital library.
Tropicos: Botanical database.
Université de Strasbourg: Digital library of Strasbourg University.


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