The article tells about Nikitsky Botanical Garden, situated in Crimean Peninsula, near the town of Yalta (Ukraine). The common plants collection totals with more than 28,000 species; the cactus collection has 600 species, varieties and forms.
We present the section with Gymnocalyciums of the site 'Tronds Photalbum'.
The Editor's desk:
Happy New Year to all our readers!
Special thanks to those readers who sent photos and stories about unusual plants, to all those who lent a hand to our magazine in 2003!
With all good wishes for the Coming Year from the Cultivar team!
Starting with the current issue we begin to publish photo galleries of cultivars, united by genera. The first genus to be presented is Gymnocalycium. If you possess photos on the subject please send them to us. We would appreciate your help very much.
Friends, colleagues, enthusiasts of cacti and other succulents! We invite you to send us photographs of your plants (with or without names), especially of colored and flowering cultivars. Your stories about cultivars from your collection are enthusiastically welcome! The most interesting information and photos will be published in the next issues of our magazine. There are many puzzles in this amazing world of cultivars which are yet to be solved and your photos and stories may be a valuable contribution to the studies of these astonishing plants.
You may read about the problems of defining the species of cultivars and their names in the article "Problematic cultivars'.
We heartily thank all the readers who sent us stories and photos of interesting plants from their collections. You are always welcome!
Valery Kalishev, Editor-in-Chief
Compiler: Valery Kalishev (Chelyabinsk)
English translation by: Larisa Zaitseva (Chelyabinsk, Russia), Irina Ten (VA, USA), Yuri A. Yudin (NH, USA)
Lay-out and publishing in Internet: Peter Lapshin (Moscow)
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