Meet Anna Grigorieva (Almaty, Kazakhstan) - by Valery Kalishev
Botanical garden of the Urals state university Igor Skoulkin (Ekaterinburg, Russia)
Photo gallery: Lophophora - Valery Kalishev
Astrophytum asterias 'Super Kabuto' & 'Mirakuru Kabuto' - Zeno Giusti
Cacti & Succulents Memorabilia - selection of Envelopes (USSR), devoted to cacti.
Issue 6 (28) - December, 2004
Robert Fonteyne and his hybrid Echinopsis - Igor Tchernodola, Belgium
Astrophytum asterias 'Super Kabuto' и 'Mirakuru kabuto'. Mysteries, legends and some cultural experiences by Zeno Giusti
Cactus spines - Nikolay Nikonov
Photo Gallery: Echinocereus - Valeriy Kalishev
Traveling through collections: Irina Bessmertnaya, Sochi town - Peter Lapshin
Cacti & Succulents Memorabilia - selection of badges, devoted to cacti.
Issue 5 (27) - November, 2004
Club "Discocactus" from Sochi (Russia) - Irina Bessmertnaya
The Cacti shows in Kiev - Elena Ivanova, Natalia Andreeva
Abnormal forms of cacti in the collection of Sergey Syuzev (Sochi, Russia) - Peter Lapshin
Unusial in your collections - we present to you some abnormal plants specimens from collections of Nataliya Andreyeva (Kiev, Ukraine), Denis Gil and Daniila Simonenko (Adler, Russia).
Cacti & Succulents Memorabilia - This page of our e-magazine displays a selection of post stamps from different countries.
Our photo gallery: Cereus - Valery Kalishev
Issue 4 (26) - September, 2004
Web Usage Report for Cultivar eMagazine - Peter Lapshin, Moscow
PARA-HOBBY. "CACTUS LACE" Salon
OUR PHOTO GALLERY: REBUTIA
The 5th anniversary of "Cacti and other xerophytic plants" magazine of "Russian Society of Cacti and Succulents Study".
We represent review of the best articles from previous editions:
Why Mihanovich? by Bogumil Mazel (reprint from N19);
Cacti on vertical stocks by Irina V. Ovchinnikova, Ukraine. (reprint from N12);
Astrophytum - Selection of materials: (reprint from N18);
Propagating cacti with areoles by G.Krastinya, Riga, Latvia Republic. (reprint from N12).
- Crossing of Astrophytums - Bohumil Schutz;
- Astrophytum capricorne forma cristata - Heinz Hoock;
- A real crested flower! - Heinz Hoock;
- A Beautiful Cristate of Astrophytum ornatum - Heinz Hoock.
Issue 3 (25) - June, 2004
Meet Andrey Tkachenko (the town of Labinsk, Russia) - Valery Kalishev
European diary. Traveling through collections: Krasnodar region, Russia - Valery Kalishev
Ariocarpus Cultivars: An Overview of Cristates, Hybrids, Monstrose Forms and Other Oddities - Miles Anderson
Controversial point by Dmitriy Rogatskin (Smolensk, Russia).
Abnormal forms in the leaf succulent collection of the Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology of Russian Academy of Sciences by Peter Lapshin (Moscow, Russia)
Unusual in your collections - selection of items
Cultivars and new plants in collections - selection of items
Issue 2 (24) - April 2004
Abnormal forms of cacti in Nikitsky Botanical Garden Peter Lapshin, Moskow, Russia. - Photoreport on the cacti collection with akcent to abnormal forms.
Cactus Greenhouse of Nikitsky State Botanical Garden (Ukraine, the Crimea) Eugene B. Erokhin, Yalta, Ukraune. Author tells about unique plants from cactus collection of Nikitsky Botanical Garden and shares growing experience.
Connecticut Cactus and Sussulent Show and Sale Yuri A. Yudin The 20th Annual Show was hosted by Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society on April 5-6, 2004 at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, CT. The article is richly illustrated with the author's photographs.
Haworthias and other succulents from the "Succulent Tissue Culture" (Netherlands) Wonderful Haworthias from the laboratory collection.
European diary. Traveling through collections: Camil Prochazka (Prague), 2004 Valery Zlotin (Moscow, Russia)
Cultivars and new plants in collections - Joaquin Lozano from Spain and Vitaly Derevyanko (Krasnoyarsk, Russia).
Issue 1 (23) - March 2004
On the names of cultivars Anatoly Mikhaltsov, Omsk, Russia
Cacti of Sought Korean firm "Koduk Green House Inc."
The regional plant resource centre in Bhubaneswar (Orissa, India)
Gymnocalycium cultivars by unknown authors
Special issue of our magazine to appear soon
Gymnocalycium cultivars from the previous issues of our e-magazine - Part 1.
Gymnocalycium cultivars from the previous issues of our e-magazine - Part 2.
We present Gymnocalyciums from the Japan site "Shabomaniac"
Book presentation: "Cacti. The unique encyclopedia" by O.Ilyashenko, Y.Belous, Y.Sushak, Donetsk, Ukraine
Issue 6 (22) - December 2003
Odessa Club of Cactophyles Anatoly Balabashchenko tells about the history of Odessa cacti & succulents club and its present activities.
The Anniversary Show Tatyana Tyushenko's report about cacti show dedicated to the 30-year anniversary of Odessa cactophyles' club "Aztekium-72".
Curiosities from my collection Chris Hynes tells about curiosities from his collection – a Gymnocalycium mesopotamicum with unusual flower structure and a cristate specimen of Welwitschia mirabilis.
Nikitsky Botanical Garden – National Scientific Center The article tells about Nikitsky Botanical Garden, situated in Crimean Peninsula, near the town of Yalta (Ukraine).
Succulent Rock Garden Alexandr Vasin, Samara, Russia. This garden was built by one of the schools in a heartland region of Russia.
Variegated Cactus Koichi Murohashi, Japan. The photo gallery of variegated Gymnocalycium.
Gymnocalyciums by Trond Vennesla, Vest Agder, Norway. We present the section with Gymnocalyciums from his site.
Issue 5 (21) - November 2003
Cristates and Spine Oddities John Pilbeam
Succulent Tissue Culture – a Project by Robert Wellens Peter Lapshin
San Gabriel Valley Cactus and Succulent Society
Digitostigma or ... Astrophytum? Yuri Yudin
Grafting on Opuntia compressa Irina Ten
Bromeliads of the Cerrado Yuri Yudin
Our Congratulations to the Informational Portal www.TopTropicals.com
The 5th anniversary of Russian Society of Studying Cacti and Succulents Valery Serovaiskiy
50th Anniversary of Moscow Indoor Planting Club A.Gaft, P.Lapshin, O.Lazareva
Issue 4 (20) - September 2003
Congratulations and presents on our 3rd anniversary - selection of the messages
The eternal problem of taxonomy Dmitry Semenov, Moscow, Russia;
Flowering of cacti Nikolai Nikonov, Ekaterinburg, Russia;
Multicoloured cacti Dmitry Semenov, Moscow, Russia;
Intraspecific hybrids of Gymnocalycium Nickolay Shemorakov;
Cacti shows in spring in Donetsk city (Ukraine) and in Almaty city (Kazakhstan)
Pioneers by Valery Kalishev
Mailbox - selection of the messages
Issue 3 (19) - July 2003
Why Mihanovich? by Bogumil Mazel
Euphorbia abdelkuri "Damask' by Dave Angus, England
Phylogenetic Relationships Within Notocactus - Parodia - Puzzle by A. B. Doweld
His hobby: crested cacti forms by Larisa Zaitseva (Chelyabinsk), Anna Dourtseva (Samara)
Light for colored cacti by Nicolay Shemorakov
Our Collegues - «Kinto» magazine:
- Colored Lithops forms? by Sergey Chikin, Penza
- Interesting cultivar of Mammillaria duwei by Grigoriy Talalayev,
Mikhaylovsk, Stavropol Territory
Issue 2 (18) - April 2003
A new genus in the Cactaceae family from the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico: Digitostigma caput-medusae Velazco et Nevarez sp. nov. - Carlos G. Velazco Macias, Manuel Nevarez de los Reyes
Astrophytum - Selection of materials: 'Crossing of Astrophytums' - Bohumil Schutz; 'Astrophytum capricorne forma cristata', 'A real crested flower!', 'A Beautiful Cristate of Astrophytum ornatum' - Heinz Hoock.
Experiments - Selection of materials: 'My Gymnocalycium horstii' - By Vladimir Boxer, 'The hybrids from germination' - Alexander Nepryakhin, 'Intergeneric hybrids Astrophytum' - Nikolay Balashov, 'Hybridization surprise' - Irina Ovchinnikova, 'Experiments by Konstantin Samis'ko
Proliferation of Agave - Alexander Usikoff, Togliatti, Russia
Spring cacti flowering - Sergey Kalmykov and Elena Simonova, Kuban
Problematic cultivars - Valeriy Kalishev
Cultivar's classification by stem color - Nikolay Shemorakov
Do I have a new cultivar? by The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)
Redistration form by The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)
Issue 1 (17) - February 2003
Color Mutanst: the sun, water and some bits of practice. Cactus Lace Petrov Yury (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
Colored Cacti Innokentiy E. Sinev, (Moscow, Russia)
"The Paradise" - www.cactos.com.br Eddie Esteves (Brasilia)
Puebloa, A New Genus of Cactaceae Juss. Doweld A. B. (Moscow, Russia)
Comparative Morphological Study of Some Genera from the Tribe Notocacteae Buxb. (Cactaceae) Dr. Irina M. Vasiljeva (Sankt-Petersburg, Russia)
Puzzling phenomena in hybrid Neochilenia. "Double" flower. Mutable mountain species "Colored" seedling of Aztekium Nikolai Shemorakov (Kaluga region, Russia)
Cacti and other succulents in Thailand Yriy Ydin, Larisa Zaytseva.
Issue 6 (16) - December 2002
Wettability of cacti spines By A.V.Semenov, T.N.Sidorova, S.P.Mamontov
Succulent vegetation in Himalayan foothills By A.Khokhryakov, M.Mazurenko
Cacti Alps: The art of growing cacti and succulents outdoors in humid climate By KrolikUdaff
Get colored forms by yourself. Experiments – I - III By Dmitriy Rogatskin (Smolensk)
Inheritance of fasciations among Cacti I. Skulkin
Keith and Lorraine Thomas, California, USA V.Kalishev.
Issue 5 (15) - December 2002
ANNOUNCEMENT of the journal "Succulents" by Sinev I.E.
Orchids - non admitted succulents I.E.Sinev.
A phylogenetic outline of the system of classification of the tribe Cacteae (Cactaceae— Cactoideae). 1. System of classification of the subtribes Sclerocactinae—Bravocactinae—Turbinicarpinae A. B. Doweld (summary)
An outline of the phylogenetic system of classification of the tribe Cacteae (Cactoideae - Cactaceae). II. System of classification of the subtribes Pediocactinae - Thelocactinae - Coryphanthinae A. B. Doweld (summary)
An outline of the phylogenetic system of classification of the tribe Cacteae (Cactoideae - Cactaceae). III. System of classification of the subtribes Epithelanthinae, Astrophytinae - Echinocactinae Doweld A. B. (summary)
Список терминов, использованных в статьях А. Б. Доуэльда Ирина Тен - only Russian
CRISTATE FORMS IN CRASSULACEAE FAMILY Peter Lapshin
Issue 4 (14) - October 2002
Nikolay Fedukin, Moscow by Valery Kalishev
Elena A. Simonova by Valery Kalishev
Vladimir V. Murashov by Valery Kalishev
List of cacti synonims reprint from Preston-Mapham: "Cacti, the illustrated encyclopedia"
The spring 2002 exhibition of the Russian Society of Cacti and Other Succulents (ROIKS) by Peter Lapshin
Issue 3 (13) - August 2002
Is Astrophytum 'Super Kabuto' - ASCAP? By Igor M. Skoulkin, Ph.D.
Abnormal forms of Astrophytum, or questions without answers Nikolay Shemorakov, Kaluga region, Russia.
Cacti and succulents in Japan. Part 3 - Some cultivars of Astrophytum asterias and Astrophytum myriostigma Aikichi Kobayashi.
The 'Kabuto' Astrophytum sorts Kouhei Mizukami
Sowing of 'Super Kabuto' и 'Onzuka' V. Zlotin, A. Vozian, Moscow, Russia.
Preserving pollen Wolfgang Moring, KuaS, 78
Issue 2 (12) - June 2002
Photo report from cacti exhibitions in Chelyabinsk town and in Petrozavodsk town, Russia
Gil, Denis Gennadievich , autobiography.
Cacti on vertical stocks By Irina V. Ovchinnikova, Ukraine.
Propagating cacti with areoles by G.Krastinya, Riga, Latvia Republic.
Grafting onto Peireskiopsis By L.P.Kornilova (Angarsk).
Polytomy Igor Skulkin, Ph.D, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Grafting seedlings Vladimir Boxer, Angarsk.
Grafting onto Selenicereus Photoinformator-Magazin, 'All about Grafting', № 1 (109) и № 2 (110), 1985. - This material is on Russian only.
List of crested forms of cacti Compiler - V. Kalishev.
Cactus Magazine "Welwitschia" Slovenia;
Growing and collecting cactuses in Japan «Cultivar» №1, 2001,
Hibotan и Hibotan-nishiki. Past and present, Aikichi Kobayashi, Cactus and succulent journal.
Issue 1 (11) - April 2002
TED – EDWARD ANDERSON, By Innokentiy E. Sinev, Moscow
Californian Sketches By Valery Serovaiskiy (Moscow)
PRELIMINARY LIST OF CRESTED AND ONSTOUS FORMS OF SOME SUCULENT PLANTS Alexey V. Naumov, Moscow
HOMEMADE COLORED FORMS By Vitaliy Derevyanko, Krasnoyarsk
Reasons of monstrosness. Expert's comment Igor Skulkin, Ph.D.
PHOTOINFORMATOR of the Sumy cacti club (Ukraine) Editors: Mrinskiy Vladimir, Burenkov Arlen
Advertisement of magazine "CACTI and Other Xerophites"
Issue 9 (10) - December 2001
History of the cacti collecting in Slovenia.
A disputable question
Reproduction (Cactus magazine "Welwitschia").
Endogene variability of the contents of photosynthetic pigments of the colored form Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var friedrichii "multicolor" Igor M. Skoulkin, Botanic garden of the Ural University, Ekaterinburg.
Breeding (Cactus magazine "Welwitschia").
F.A.O – Frequently asked questions
Issue 8 (9) - October 2001
IRINA A. ZALETAEVA By Yulia S. Moroshkina
Monstrous Cereus By Valery Kalishev
Get acquainted: NEW NAMES Jure Slatner - Slovenia.
CACTI FASCIATIONS Irina A. Zaletaeva, Moscow (Magazine "Flower growing", 1971).
WHAT DO YOU CALL US? Meet a new species (form); Cactus Magazine "Welwitschia".
Issue 7 (8) - August 2001
ANDREY P. SOKOLOV
Here is a selection of articles by Andrey P. Sokolov referring to cultivars and crested forms.
The articles were published in Alma-Ata magazine "Astrophitum".
In 1972 the first meeting of cactophiles took place in Alma-Ata
What can you name us? V. Kalishev.
Issue 6 (7) - June 2002
A. Evdokimov - This article is only Russian
Welcome to my virtual window sill Trond, Venesla, Norway
Versatile Submatucana A.Berezuev
Detection of pigments of a cacti stalk N.Shemorakov - This article is only Russian
What can you name us? N.Shemorakov
Issue 5 (6) - May 2001
Skulkin Igor M.
New plants in our collections
How do mutants appear? I. Skulkin
Failures at obtaining colour shoots N. Shemorakov
Issue 4 (5) - March 2001
MISTERIOUS CRESTS By V.Filippov (Moscow, Russia)
COLORED CRESTS Selected materials
CRESTED FORMS OF CACTI W.Kalishev
The role of inherited fasciations in the forming of cacti By I.M. Skulkin
Issue 3 (4) - February 2001
Derevyanko Vitaly Trofimovich
Unusual in Usual
YOUR OPINION N.Shemorakov
The contents of photosynthetic pigments in the colored forms of cacti in comparison with other succulent plants I.M. Skoulkin, Ph.D and E.P.Artemyeva
Issue 2 (3) - January 2001
Individuals celebrating their jubilees.
An unexpected miracle N.Shemorakov, Kaluga region
PLASTID MUTATIONS N.Shemorakov, Kaluga region
WHAT DO YOU CALL US? Waleri Kalishev
Issue 1 (2) - December 2000
Growing and collecting cactuses in Japan
List of cristate and monstrose forms