Sir Oliver's Cacti

August 1960
New Yorker;8/6/1960, Vol. 36 Issue 25, p19
The article discusses the Lieutenant-General Sir Oliver William Hargreaves Leese. This retired British general had a succulent West Indian Cephalocereus nobilis or cactus plants. He has stayed for two weeks with Julian Allen, one of the headmen at the Morgan Guaranty Trust in Paris, in the cactus area of Mexico City. The author learned that Oliver wrote the book "Desert Plants: Cacti and Succulents." He became interested in plants when he was in the cactus terrain in Africa during the war.


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