Books to identify mammillaria

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Books to identify mammillaria

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Are there a good books to identify the vast mammillaria genus?
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I guess you know about this: http://www.mammillarias.net/wordpress_uk/
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I'm following the Mammillaria handbook of John Pilbean. Good descriptions and pictures.
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The best Pilbeam book on Mammillaria's is one of his earlier ones in the Cactus File Handbook series and is much better than his later ones for identification purposes I find. Obviously it lacks a few of the new species like Mammillaria bertholdii, but contains most of the rest.

http://www.cactus-mall.com/bookshop/mammillaria.html

I think it is out of print now, but you may find it from time to time on the Web or EBAY or specialist cactus book dealers.

As usual beware of stupid prices well exceeding their original prices some booksellers put on second-hand out of print books. One listed it at £155 second-hand!

Just a quick web search brought up a new copy if you click on cacti in the left hand column. The first one listed under Pilbeam without an illustration, but make sure it is the Cactus File Handbook one since he did several Mammillaria ones over the years,:-

http://www.keithscactusbooks.co.uk/
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teo wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:12 pm I guess you know about this: http://www.mammillarias.net/wordpress_uk/
Thank you this looks like a great website to id mammilaria
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mmcavall wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:36 am I'm following the Mammillaria handbook of John Pilbean. Good descriptions and pictures.
Thank you for the book title. I will be looking for a copy of this book.
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DaveW wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:42 pm The best Pilbeam book on Mammillaria's is one of his earlier ones in the Cactus File Handbook series and is much better than his later ones for identification purposes I find. Obviously it lacks a few of the new species like Mammillaria bertholdii, but contains most of the rest.

http://www.cactus-mall.com/bookshop/mammillaria.html

I think it is out of print now, but you may find it from time to time on the Web or EBAY or specialist cactus book dealers.

As usual beware of stupid prices well exceeding their original prices some booksellers put on second-hand out of print books. One listed it at £155 second-hand!

Just a quick web search brought up a new copy if you click on cacti in the left hand column. The first one listed under Pilbeam without an illustration, but make sure it is the Cactus File Handbook one since he did several Mammillaria ones over the years,:-

http://www.keithscactusbooks.co.uk/
Thank you for the book recommendation and info about the book. I will be looking for a copy.
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Yes the book I have is in the Cactus File Handbook series. Good to know now I luckly have the best one.
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