498pp. 77 plates of colour photographs. 51 coloured distribution maps. Covers the histories of discovery and classification, phytogeography and conservation, as well as providing comprehensive aids to identification with keys to and coloured illustrations of all named and accepted taxa. A lavish addition is the section of 51 full colour distribution maps.
This is the first comprehensive account of the cacti in the region since 1890. Hardback; with dust-wrapper.