Jean-René Catrix

Thanks to Jean-René to offer his book published in 1988.

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This book (220 pages) describes cacti and other succulents in a very simple way for beginners as well as specialized enthusiasts interested in culture tricks and historical aspects. Some data are now out of date because they are too old (plant and seed retailers, cactus clubs, phytosanitary products…), but the book is still of great value owing to the number of subjects that are dealt with. There are no plant photos, but many very nice drawings by Thérèse Ayrinhac.

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This book, 110 pages long, is a biography of F. A. C. Weber. It is a companion book to the two volumes devoted to Weber's work entitled “Travaux consacrés aux Cactus et Agaves” and available from this e-library.
The book describes Weber's life, the interactions between his regular job (medical doctor in the French army), his interest in botany, his worldwide relatisonships with botanists and amateurs, and the historical context.

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This book (150 pages long) presents the Epicacti created by Lorenzo Courant, well-informed amateur, and Charles Courant, horticulturist. Both were living in Paris subburbs by the second half of the XIXth century. After presenting the history of the two families and their respective work concerning horticulture (pages 1 to 46), the author gives a detailed and commented list of the Epicacti produced and distributed by Courant and Simon (pages 47 to 139). The work is accompanied by an impressive list of references, most of which being hyperlinks towards public documents.

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