Huitzilopochtlia
An occasional Mammillaria newsletter
David Hunt, well known for his studies of the
genus
Mammillaria, has been publishing occasional
notes about the genus for many years. He has now
agreed to make them available to a wider audience
through the
Cactus Explorer.
The original editions, called Mammillaria
Postscripts
, were published from 1989 as A5
printed booklets intended to provide supplementary
information for users of David’s
A new Review of
Mammillaria names.
That review was originally
published in the
Journal of the Mammillaria Society
(1968–75) and then, after further modification, the
second version appeared in
Bradleya (1983–87).
This latter version was also made available as a
reprint in a single volume.
David used a drawing of Huitzilopochtli, the
Aztec God of the Sun and War, as a mast-head, a
name made familiar to us by his naming of a
Mammillaria after the Aztec deity.Then, after a gap
of 10 years, following the publication of the 8th
edition of
Mammillaria Postscripts in 1999, the new
on-line journal
Huitzilopochtlia appeared. The gap
is understandable, bearing in mind all the work
David put into editing and publishing
The New
Cactus Lexicon
.
So far, there are 10 editions published with
sequential page numbering. Further issues are
planned and will be made available to you on-line
as they arrive. Notification will be published in the
Cactus Explorer.
I am grateful to David for making his writings
available. He welcomes feedback so please add to
the discussions by writing to him by email at
dh@newcactuslexicon.org

Happy reading!
Graham Charles
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