Gideon Smith

GIDEON SMITH is South Africa 's most prolific author on succulent plants. He has authored and co-authored numerous scientific papers, as well as popular works such as "Gardening with Succulents, Cacti and Succulents" and "First Field Guide to Aloes". He is chief director for Biosystematics Research and Biodiversity Collections at the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).