CSSA - Cactus and Succulent Society of America, Inc

TACSS - Texas Association of Cactus and Succulent Societies

CDRI - Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute, in Fort Davis, Texas. Info about deserts, the Institute, their Nature Center, and special events

Other Cactus and Succulent Societies

ACCS Austin Cactus & Succulent Society

NTCSS North Texas Cactus & Succulent Society, in Dallas

SACXS San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Society

Kerr County Cactus and Succulent Society

TCSS Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society. Be sure to visit their Cactus Rescue page.

COCSS The Central Oklahoma Cactus and Succulent Society



Plant Sources and Information

Miles2Go - outstanding source of mail order plants

Living Stones - Great source for Lithops, etc.

Arid Lands Greenhouses

Mesa Garden

YuccaDo Nursery - "Your source for heat and drought tolerant plants"

CactiGuide - A wealth of info about cacti. You can search by scientific name or common name, geographic distribution, or growth habit. There's also a terminology page, forums, advice on growing cacti, pests & disease, and other articles.


Desert Tropicals - good identification resource with pictures of specimens

The Natural Gardener in Austin - Great resource site and place

Dave's Garden  - Plant info, bug info, reference sources, a variety of gardening forums, and more.

Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall. Tons of useful links to plant data, gardening info, cactus clubs, and events.

Cultivar - A fabulous online magazine devoted to crested, monstrose, and other freaky forms of succulents.

Peckerwood Garden - in Hempstead, Texas: rare and unusual plants from the United States, Mexico, and Asia.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum -  in Superior, Arizona: a huge educational collection of desert plants.

Irwin Lightstone - Website of the excellent photographer we met at our February 2009 meeting.

Links to member's webpages and gardens

Euphorbia collection

My life with cacti and succulents