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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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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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Carnegiea gigantea (Saguaro)

Carnegiea gigantea (Saguaro) is a tree-like cactus with a ribbed stem that can reach up to 65 feet (20 m) tall and up to 2.5 feet (75 cm) in diameter. It…

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Discocactus horstii

Discocactus horstii is a small, usually solitary cactus with globular stem segmented by 12 to 22 prominent ribs. It grows up to 2 inches (5 cm) tall and…

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Blossfeldia liliputana

Blossfeldia liliputana, also known as Blossfeldia liliputiana, is the world's smallest known cactus. Its species name is a reference to the imaginary…

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