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Publications news

The most recent posts, preview articles, and announcements from our publications staff and committee will appear here.

“To The Point” – Summer 2024

The latest issue of To The Point is here, and it’s full of useful information collected from our members, staff, volunteers, and the newsletters of CSSA affiliate clubs.

Writing plant names

Writing plant names correctly is crucial in botanical science, horticulture, and gardening. Proper plant naming ensures clear communication and accurate identification of plants. This document is intended to be a brief overview of the principles and conventions used in botanical nomenclature, helping both amateurs and professionals correctly write plant names.

2024 CSSA Cover Shot Photo Contest Winners Announced


We are thrilled to unveil the talented winners of this year’s photography contest! After receiving an overwhelming number of stunning entries, our judges had the difficult task of selecting the best of the best. Thank you to everyone who participated…

“Cactus and Succulent Journal” – Volume 96-2

C&SJ 2024 Vol. 96-2 is now available. Notable themes in this issue include The Huntington Botanical Gardens presents the 2024 Offering of the INTERNATIONAL SUCCULENT INTRODUCTIONS, saving saguaro cacti, conservation, Cape Region succulents, and a review of the book Elephant Trees, Copales, and Cuajiotes: A Natural History of Bursera by Judith Becerraand and David Yetman.

Publications Staff

The people who make it all happen

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Peter Breslin

Managing Editor of Cactus and Succulent Journal and Editor of Haseltonia

Peter has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in cactus conservation, evolution and biogeography, focused on the Mammillaria and Cochemiea of Baja California. He has published widely on topics in cactus evolution and ecology, including being one of the authors of The Field Guide to Cacti and Succulents of Arizona, produced by the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society. Last year, he conducted the sixth installment since 1964 of the long-term saguaro survey of more than 4000 saguaros on Tumamoc Hill in Tucson, Arizona. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at The Desert Lab at The University of Arizona.

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Linda Tamblyn

Editor of To The Point; Desktop Publisher for CSSA Journal and Haseltonia

After receiving a degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, Linda tried a variety of careers including catering chef, owner of a small business selling terrarium plants and supplies, and as production assistant for film crews. In 2000, she opened her own desktop publishing business specializing in horticultural publications. From an early age, plants have been a big part of Linda’s life. She currently lives in a suburb of Kansas City and maintains an eclectic collection of succulents, orchids, ferns, and every weird plant that catches her eye.

Publications Committee

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Committee Members

Chair: Name Lastname
First McLasty, Sum Sowandso, Testy Testerson, Meka Fakename, Hugh Long-Hyphenatedname, Justa Notherperson,

Meetings and Contact

Information about the committee meetings