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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 bicolor

Cereus bicolor

Cereus bicolor is a rare shrubby cactus that grows up to 10 feet (3 m) tall. Branches are blue-green, with 7 or 8 ribs and areoles covered…

Succulentopedia Cereus fricii

Cereus fricii

Cereus fricii is a large, tree-like cactus with a candelabra-like crown of thick, ridged branches that bear clusters of long spines. It…

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…

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