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PKCactus Presentation Titles

Given the increasing scope of these presentations, I have listed what is currently available and what is planned to be available in the near future under the broad headings of ‘What I Saw Last Winter’, ‘What I Saw in ,,, (country) and ‘Where I Saw … (genus or group in a genus).’

Please note the actual or proposed duration of each title as they are not the traditional ‘evening’s worth’ per title. The intention is to offer organisers a list of modules that can build into an entertaining meeting with something of interest for all attending. If you are looking for a particular subject or title and it’s not there, please ask – chances are that I have the images to meet your need provided that there is enough time to build a programme.

Currently the range of titles that I have available are:

What I Saw Last Winter

Travelogues focussing on the plants, scenery, people and adventures

Year Duration Description Availability
2007-2008 pt 1 45 min. Travelogue: Chile Region IV – Coquimbo, III – Atacama, II – Antofagasta, Metropolitan, V – Valparaiso, VI – Bernardo O’Higgins, VII – Maule Retired, but available on request
2007-2008 pt 2 45 min. Travelogue: South American Tourist Highlights – Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil plus Baja Double
2008-2009 pt 1 45 min. Travelogue: Chile Region IV – Coquimbo, III – Copiapo, II – Antofagasta, I – Tarapaca, XV – Arica, Metropolitan, V, VI VII and NW Argentina
2008-2009 pt 2 45 min. Travelogue: Peru south of Lima, Mexico: Sonora, Sinaloa, Durango and Chihuahua
2009-2010 pt 1 45 min. Travelogue: 3 months trip through Rio Grande do Sul, Minas Gerais and Bahia
2009-2010 pt 2 45 min. Travelogue: Cuba, BajaCalifornia, Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Durango, Chihuahua and Sonora)
2010-2011 pt 1 00:46:28 Travelogue: Chile, NW Argentina (Juyjuy, Tucuman, Salta), Patagonia (Mendoza, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz) current, 2012
2010-2011 pt 2 00:45:22 Travelogue: BajaCalifornia, Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, Tamaulipas, Guanajuato), USA (Big Bend) current, 2012
2011-2012 pt 1 00:49:00 Travelogue: Bolivia (Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Oruro, Potosi, Tarija) current, 2012
2011-2012 pt 2 00:45:06 Travelogue: USA – Colorado Plateau: focus on Pediocactus and National Monuments & Parks current, 2012
2012-2013 pt 1 45 min. Travelogue: South Africa and Namibia – may become two talks: 45 for each of the countries planned for 2013
2012-2013 pt 1 45 min. Travelogue: Mexico – focus on Thelocactus planned for 2013

What I Saw in …..

I have visited some areas on a number of occasions and here present a country by country review of the high lights of these trips, featuring plants in habitat, scenery and stories from succulent plant country.

Area Duration Description Availability
Patagonia 45 min. Plants in habitat planned
Argentina – the North West 45 min. Plants in habitat planned
Bolivia 00:49:00 Plants in habitat done
Brazil – Bahia 00:13:09 Plants in habitat done
Brazil – Minas Gerais 00:21:50 Plants in habitat done
Rio Grande do Sul 00:25:28 Plants in habitat done
Chile – Peru border to Santiago 45 min. Plants in habitat planned
Chile – South of Santiago 00:33:26 Plants in habitat done
Cuba 00:14:41 Plants in habitat done
Europe –  collections 45 min. Images from Botanic Gardens, Nurseries and private collections in Europe planned
 Built for ELK 2010
Mexico  – Baja 00:45:33 Travelogue: images from several trips to Baja California done
Mexico  – BajaIslands 00:20:23 Travelogue: images from several trips to Baja islands-excl. San Esteban & Isla Cedros done
Mexico  – Baja East 00:05:17 Travelogue: images from several trips to Baja California: Ensenada – San Felipe – Mexicali done
Mexico  – Baja Credits 00:03:13 done
 Total 1:14:26
Mexico – Northern mainland 45 min. Plants in habitat planned
Namibia 2012 45 min. Plants in habitat, scenery and stories from succulent plant country planned
Peru – south of Lima 45 min. Plants in habitat, scenery and stories from cactus country planned
South Africa 2012 45 min. Plants in habitat, scenery and stories from succulent plant country planned
USA, California – collections & parks 00:38:06 Images from National / State Parks, Botanic Gardens, Nurseries and private collections in the USA done
USA –  collections 30 min. Images from National / State Parks, Botanic Gardens, Nurseries and private collections in the USA planned
USA – Arizona 45 min. Plants in habitat, scenery and stories from cactus country planned
USA – Texas (Big Bend) 15 min. Plants in habitat, scenery and stories from cactus country planned

Where I Saw …..

Reviews of individual Genera or of a group within a large genus: their history, plants in habitat, cultivation, myths and tips

Group  Duration Description  Availability
Austrocactus 15 min.  Plants seen on our travels in Patagonia planned
Copiapoa 30 min.  Plants seen on our travels in Chile planned
Discocactus 15 min. planned
Dudleya 00:41:11   done
Eriosyce – Pyrrhocactus group 00:15:06 done
Eriosyce – Thelocephala group 00:15:35 Plants on our travels in Chile done
Eulychnia 00:15:25 Plants on our travels in Chile & Peru done
Some Frailea 15 min. Plants on our travels in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil planned
Some Melocactus 30 min. Covers Melocactus seen on our travels in Brazil, Cuba and Peru planned
Parodia – Eriocactus group 15 min. Plants seen on our travels in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil planned
Pterocactus 15 min. Plants seen on our travels in Patagonia planned
Tephrocactus 15 min. Plants seen on our travels in Argentina planned
Thelocactus 30 min. Plants seen on our travels in Mexico and in the Big Bend, Texas, USA (2013) planned 2014
Uebelmannia 15 min. Plants seen on our travels in Minas Gerais, Brazil planned

Miscellaneous

Title Duration Description availability
But I Don’t Like Opuntias! 60 min. Group by group review of a huge genus, often tripped over in habitat but rarely featured in talks. Commissioned by   the Tephrocactus Study Group for their 2009 AGM Current, evolving
Prickly Issues 2×45 min. Audience participation: Conservation issues: Discussion illustrated by images from habitat Current, evolving
So what is a Cactus? 60 min. Presentation aimed at audiences who are new to cacti and explains and illustrates the features that make a plant   a cactus plus why some some plants that look like cacti are not. Planned

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