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Browsing: Cactaceae

The family Cactaceae (cactus, cacti) is divided into four subfamilies (Pereskioideae, Opuntioideae, Cactoideae and Maihuenioideae), around 125 – 130 genera and 1,400 – 1,500 species of flowering plants with succulent (water-storing) stems.

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Succulentopedia Cereus vargasianus

Cereus vargasianus

Cereus vargasianus is a large tree-like cactus with segmented, glaucous green branches that arise from a short trunk. It grows up to 26.2…

Succulentopedia Cereus pierre-braunianus

Cereus pierre-braunianus

Cereus pierre-braunianus is a large tree-like cactus with segmented, upright or ascending branches that arise from a woody trunk. It grows…

Succulentopedia Cereus phatnospermus

Cereus phatnospermus

Cereus phatnospermus is a highly branched cactus with fleshy, dark green, decumbent or ascending stems that grow up to 6.6 feet (2 m) long…

Succulentopedia Cereus kroenleinii

Cereus kroenleinii

Cereus kroenleinii, also known as Cereus phatnospermus subsp. kroenleinii, is a shrubby cactus with erect or creeping stems, each with 4…

Succulentopedia Cereus lanosus

Cereus lanosus

Cereus lanosus is a shrubby cactus that grows grow up to 5 feet (1.5 m) tall. Stems are blue-green, semi-erect, cylindrical, and up to 2.8…

Succulentopedia Cereus insularis

Cereus insularis

Cereus insularis is a cactus with many green, erect or trailing stems with 6 to 8 straight ribs. The stems are up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) in…

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