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Cactus and Succulent Review

Welcome to the latest issue of the Cactus and Succulent Review.

The Cactus and Succulent Review is a quarterly online magazine issued in pdf format. Each issue contains a variety of articles on cacti and succulents, with some guest plants as well.

The current issue, December 2021, features 'Ultra violets', an article on the beautiful, fascinating and elusive succulent violas of the high Andes, written by two leading specialists in these plants, John Watson and Anita Flores.

There is plenty more besides of course. See the Full Contents for more details or download the current issue from the link on this page.

Choice of file sizes – lower resolution files

The Cactus and Succulent Review now has at least 60 pages, with full colour illustrations, so the files have been getting larger. This means that they may be more difficult to download to older computers, tablets or phones. With this in mind we are now making available a choice of high or lower resolution file sizes for current or recent issues. The lower resolution files are much smaller, but with very little loss of quality. If you have ever experienced difficulty in downloading the CSR do try the lower resolution version. See the link on the right for the current issue or our Low Resolution Downloads page.


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December 2021

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