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  Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Field Guide to Cacti & Other Succulents of Arizona

The Third Edition of the TCSS Field Guide to Cacti and Other Succulents of Arizona is now available. Released in December 2020, the third edition is comprised of 19 new photos, 10 expanded distribution maps and highlights the Arizona endemics.  Echinocereus triglochidiatus is included as a new species for Arizona. Also, this edition recognizes the latest nomenclature arrangement for the complex Cylindropuntia group.  Still only $25.95, the book is available at the TCSS website, outlets in Tucson and Phoenix (see below) or via one of the ordering methods below.

The TCSS Field Guide to Cactus & Succulents of Arizona is the definitive source for plant identification in habitat. A much needed update of the current taxonomy, distribution and status of native Arizona cactus and succulents. All documentation and photography was provided by TCSS members who have traveled all over the state to capture and document these wonderful plants.

The price is $25.95 per book. This book will serve to guide and educate both novice and expert and will stand as a valuable reference for years to come.

We have two ordering options:

Ship to Continental United States addresses, we add $5 shipping and handling, total per book is $30.95.  click here to order

Ship to other locations you need to contact us to get a price for shipping before ordering

Note: book orders are collected during the week and shipped out each Monday.

European (non-U.K.) Customers: You can purchase your TCSS Field Guide through Kakteen-Haage, our exclusive distributor in Europe (but not the U.K.).

Special Orders - you must email John or Susan at the books address below to work out details.

Once they give you a price for your order, you may make a payment by clicking here to order

For other information about ordering options, email John at books@TucsonCactus.org

You can also look for the TCSS Field Guide to Cacti & Other Succulents of Arizona at the following locations:

Tucson Purchase Locations:

  • Antigone Books
  • Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
  • B&B Cactus Farm
  • Bach's Nursery
  • EcoGro
  • Green Things
  • Mesquite Valley Growers
  • Mission Gardens
  • Native Seeds/Search
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  • Sabino Canyon
  • Saguaro National Park West
  • Saguaro National Park East
  • Tohono Chul
  • Tucson Audubon
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens
  • Western National Parks Store - Oro Valley

Other Purchase Locations:

  • Arizona Cactus Sales - Chandler
  • Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Superior, AZ
  • Chiricahua Desert Museum - Portal, AZ
  • Desert Botanical Garden - Phoenix
  • Santa Rita Lodge - Madera Canyon


The Field Guide was submitted for consideration as one of the SouthWest Books of the Year in 2015