New! Marina’s very first Caudex Booklet (No. 1 of 2) is now online!

Caudex Booklet One of Two Booklets (1996)
Caudex Booklet One of Two Booklets (1996)

CLICK THE COVER TO VIEW THE CAUDEX BOOKLET.

Caudex Booklet (Booklet No. 1 of 2)

<i>pachypodium lamerei</i> by Royce D. Wood (1974)
pachypodium lamerei by Royce D. Wood (1974)
Marina launched her specialty Caudex booklets in year six of her print publication, The Amateurs’ Digest.  The Caudex booklets are addressed to collectors of mostly Caudex plants.  Unlike TAD, that was made from printers’ plates, the Caudex booklets are photocopies of Caudex articles collected from issues of The Amateurs’ Digest to that date, then folded and saddle-stitched.

There seems to be a bit of a glitch in the ISSNs.  Marina used The Amateur’s Digest ISSN 0843-8234 to cover this first Caudex booklet, but it ought to have had its own ISSN.  We’ll see what was done with the other Caudex booklets as we go along.  I have about a dozen of them, so that’s one down, eleven left to scan.

Booklet Number One features two sketches by Royce D. Wood originally published as limited-edition prints by Singers’ Growing Things in 1975.  We can look forward to more of these wonderful botanical sketches in upcoming Caudex booklets.

This is the first Caudex booklet, and the first issue in a set of two.  Subscribe and look for Caudex booklet number 2!  Here’s what Marina had to say about the Caudex booklets when she launched them:

“This CAUDEX booklet is one of two booklets (not sold separately) which are photocopies of all pages (no advertising) contained in our Caudex section in Volume 3 (when we began featuring Caudex separately) and Volume 4.  These were put together for our many members interested mainly in caudiciform and pachycaul plants who otherwise would have to pay considerably more to purchase back issues to have access to the Caudex information we provided in earlier volumes.  Even if you have our back issues, you may want to have these combined issues which have been newly paged and indexed to give you a quick and easy reference to all Caudex plants covered from when we started the special section to the end of Volume 4.”

I’ve given the Caudex Booklets a menu of their own in the sidebar, right under our logo, so you can find them quickly.

Thanks for following The Amateurs’ Digest Archive (Marina Welham’s Archive).  I’m Kathleen, Marina’s daughter, and I don’t know anything about cactus plants.


UPDATE:  8 September 2019

I have just discovered Marina’s own presentation of her Caudex Booklet No. 1 on The Wayback Machine.  Here it is.

CAUDEX BOOKLET ONE

An Introduction by Gordon Rowley
A Bit of History by Gordon Rowley

–(earliest accounts of exotic caudiciforms)

Adenia (How to Grow, Propagate, etc.)
Adenium
An Introduction by Gordon D. Rowley
Articles, Growing information and Photos:

Begonia
Begoniaceae by Clive Innes
Books
Bowiea
Brachychiton
Bursera
Caudiciforms – Growing

Caudiciforms – soil for
Caudiciforms, Difficult, soil for
Cissus
Coleus

Crassula
Cyphostemma
Dioscorea
Euphorbia
Fockea
Jatropha
Kedrostis
Mirabilis
Monadenium
Moringa
Neoalsomitre
Operculicarya
Othonno
Pachypodiums
— (3 part how to grow article covering every aspect)

Pachypodiums – Pollination, etc.

Sedum
Testudinaria

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