The Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA), founded in 1929, is a worldwide community of avid gardeners, hobby and commercial horticulturists, nurserymen, and professional scientists who all share an appreciation for cacti and other types of succulent plants.

The objectives of the Society are reflected in our Mission Statement
  • Cacti of northwestern Peru: the CSSA field trip of August 2016
    James D Mauseth

    Agaves of Arizona part II
    Ron Parker

    Texas Peyote Culture
    Kevin Feeney

    Agave cremnophila (Agavaceae) a new species from southeastern Oaxaca, Mexico
    Greg D Starr, Julia Etter & Martin Kristen

    Molecular analysis of the genus Eriosyce part III
    Fred Kattermann

    Pushing the limits: landscaping with cacti and succulents in cold climates #27
    Leo Chance

    The repeat-flowering Agave is a botanical Bigfoot
    Scott Zona

    Sedum lucidum (Crassulaceae) an endemic stonecrop of Veracruz, Mexico
    Miguel Chazaro-basanez & Jaime Rivera-Hernandez

    CSSA Seed Depot 2018 list
    Sue Haffner

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    Instructions for Authors
  • Invited review: Comparative analysis of load adaptation strategies in columnar cacti and hardwood trees
    Hannes Schwager

    Morphology and anatomy support a reclassification of the African succulent taxa of Senecio s.l. (Asteraceae: Senecioneae)
    Danielle Cicuzza, Danielle Sombra Stäheli, Reto Nyffeler and Urs Eggli

    Nomenclatural proliferation and the superabundance of homotypic synonyms in Grusonia (Opuntioideae, Cactaceae)
    Rolando T. Bárcenas and Julie A. Hawkins

    Architectural effects on floral traits in Sedum praealtum DC. (Crassulaceae) in Mexico
    Angélica María Hernández-Ramírez

    Extending the natural distribution range of Astroloba herrei Uitewaal (Asphodelaceae: Alooideae): implications for its conservation status
    Steven Molteno, Gideon F. Smith and Ernst van Jaarsveld

    Gasteria koenii, a new Gasteria species from the Swartberg, Western-Cape, South Africa
    Ernst van Jaarsveld

    Bulbine dewetii, a new cliff-dwelling Bulbine species (Asphodelaceae) from the Western Cape
    Ernst van Jaarsveld

    Notes on Kalanchoe rotundifolia (Haw.) Haw. (Crassulaceae) in Southern Africa: the taxonomy of a species complex
    Gideon F. Smith and Estrela Figuereido

    The identity of Kalanchoe paniculata Harv. (Crassulaceae), a common species in southeastern and south-tropical africa
    Gideon F. Smith and Estrela Figuereido

    New records of Cactaceae from Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain)

    Filip Verloove, Águedo Marrero Rodríguez, Marcos Salas-Pascual and Alessandro Guiggi

    Typification of the names Agave gustaviana J.N.Haage & E.Schmidt and A. maximiliana Baker (Asparagaceae / Agavaceae)
    Gideon F. Smith

    Flowering phenology and observations on the pollination biology of South American cacti. 3. Temporally robust sequential “big bang” flowering of two unrelated sympatric globular cacti in northern Argentina
    Urs Eggli and Mario Giorgetta

    Leipoldtia nevillei (Aizoaceae: Ruschieae), a new species from coastal Namaqualand, South Africa
    Cornelia Klak and Peter V. Bruyns

    Organ pipe cactus, Stenocereus thurberi, with fleshy leaves on spherical short-shoots that have indeterminate growth
    Root Gorelick

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    Instructions for Authors

  • Contents

    President’s Message

    William Francis Maddams

    2015 Seed Depot

    2015 Calendar of Events

    CSSA Election Results

    Beginner’s Guide to Succulent Pelargoniums

    Pushing the Limits with Cacti and Succulents in
    Cold Climates

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  • New CSSA Publication

    Beginner’s Guide to Haworthia, Agave and other Succulent Monocots by Tom Glavich Topics covered include Haworthia, Gasteria, Agave, Dyckia, Hechtia, Drimiopsis, etc.

    Aloes of the Cactus and Succulent Journal

    Compilation of first descriptions of over 80 species published in the Journal from 1967-2017. 253 pages; 10" x 7"; Softcover

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