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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 Mammillaria vetula

Mammillaria vetula

Mammillaria vetula is a small cactus that offsets freely to form large spiny clumps. Stems are blue-green, globose to cylindrical, up to 4 inches (10 cm)…

Succulentopedia Mammillaria guelzowiana

Mammillaria guelzowiana

Mammillaria guelzowiana is a small cactus, solitary at first, but it clusters at a very young age. Stems are globose, apically depressed, with conical…

Succulentopedia Gymnocalycium ragonesei

Gymnocalycium ragonesei

Gymnocalycium ragonesei is a small, slow-growing cactus with a solitary, flattened-globose stem that grows up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) tall and up to 3 inches…

Succulentopedia Mammillaria microhelia

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…

Succulentopedia Ferocactus macrodiscus

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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