Texas Cacti: A Field Guide by Brian Loflin and Shirley Loflin.
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. The species 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.
Texas A & M Press, 2009. 5.75 x 9" flexbound. 312 pages, 483 color photos, 103 maps.
“I am delighted that we now have this excellent new book on the cacti of Texas. The Loflins have established themselves as superb photographers and writers dedicated to making the plants of Texas accessible to all people who enjoy nature. This book will be a valuable companion on walks through many of Texas’s natural areas.”-James Mauseth, department of integrative biology, University of Texas