John Pilbeam's Collector's Guide to Gymnocalycium

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John Pilbeam's Collector's Guide to Gymnocalycium

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I have found this guide quite helpful when learning about this spectacular genus. I wanted to share in case others have not come across it before.

https://opuntiads.com/records/gymnocalycium-guide.pdf

It contains some excellent specifics when it comes to taxonomy, and the regional distribution maps are very useful when trying to mimic the natural climates that your individual species might prefer.

BONUS: quick pic of one of my gymnos
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Re: John Pilbeam's Collector's Guide to Gymnocalycium

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spectacular view

thank's
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Thanks for sharing it!
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I don't have John Pilbeam's book, but probably the most thorough treatment of Gymnocalycium in English is Graham Charles Gymno book. It also shows plants in habitat and those grown from authenticated habitat seed plus flower colour variation..

http://www.grahamcharles.org.uk/species_list.html

You can click on the sample pages to get an idea of the contents, though they are slightly blurry. However the type and pictures are crisp and sharp in the actual book.
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DaveW wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:21 am probably the most thorough treatment of Gymnocalycium in English is Graham Charles Gymno book. It also shows plants in habitat and those grown from authenticated habitat seed plus flower colour variation..

http://www.grahamcharles.org.uk/species_list.html
Wow, yeah this looks outstanding. Might need to look into getting a copy. Thanks Dave!
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