A recent photo

Ralph Martin [Blossfeldia minima]

Blossfeldia minima, a cactus

Ralph Martin's Cactus and Succulent Field Number Database, while still being maintained by Ralph, is now hosted on the BCSS website.
All bookmarks and links to field number database pages, of the form
http://ralph.cs.cf.ac.uk/Cacti/... should be replaced by http://www.fieldnos.bcss.org.uk/...

Ralph's other pages, including cacti available, and other cactus information, are now hosted at http://www.rrm.me.uk. Please update any links to such pages from http://ralph.cs.cf.ac.uk/... to http://www.rrm.me.uk/...

Status Ralph retired in April 2017, and is an Emeritus Professor of Cardiff University.
He regrets that he is no longer able to take on any academic related tasks.
Email ralph@cs.cf.ac.uk
Address Ralph currently lives in North Wales. Please email me for further details.
Cacti and Succulents Ralph grows cacti and succulents as a hobby, and is a member of the British Cactus and Succulent Society. Here are some details, including photos of plants, and lists of plants for sale and of journals for sale. He is responsible for the well-known cactus and succulent field number database, and a related database of collectors acronyms. Searches can also be made for field numbers corresponding to a given species or locality.
British Bryological Society Ralph is a member of the British Bryological Society and the Border Bryologists.
Harpsichord Music Ralph is keen on harpsichord music. Here are some pieces you can listen to: by Couperin: La Diligente, Les Tricoteuses, Le Reveille-Matin; by Scarlatti: Sonata in D.
Friendship Award In 2014, Ralph was awarded the Friendship Award, China's highest award for foreign nationals.
SMA Pioneer Award In 2016, Ralph was awarded the title of Solid Modeling Pioneer by the Solid Modeling Associtaion.
Editorship Ralph is Associate Editor-in-Chief of Computational Visual Media.