|In Texas Cacti,
authors Brian and Shirley Loflin present a concise, fully illustrated
field guide to more than one hundred of the cacti most often found in
Texas and the surrounding region.
| The book opens with
an illustrated introduction to cactus habitat and anatomy.
are then organized by stem shape, with each account featuring detailed
color photographs, specific identifying features (including spines,
flowers, fruits, and seeds) and information about common and scientific
names, habitat, flowering season, and more.
The photographs, range maps, and icons designating shape, conservation
status, and blooming period, along with easy-to-understand
descriptions, make this book a quick and friendly guide to cactus
identification for botanists, amateur naturalists, and cactus
A Field Guide
by Brian Loflin and Shirley Loflin
TAMU Press, 2009