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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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Mammillaria microhelia

Mammillaria microhelia is a small, beautiful cactus that offsets freely to form large clusters. Stems are up to 10 inches (25 cm) tall and up to 2.4…

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Ferocactus macrodiscus

Ferocactus macrodiscus is a barrel cactus, up to 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter, with a solitary, blue-green stem that has up to 35 pronounced vertical…

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Gymnocalycium bruchii

Gymnocalycium bruchii is a dwarf cactus with flattened, blue-green stems that grow up to 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) tall and up to 2.5 inches (6.3 cm) in…

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Ortegocactus macdougallii

Ortegocactus macdougallii is a small, slow-growing, and clump-forming cactus with greenish-gray stems that grow up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) in diameter. The…

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