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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 paediophilum

Gymnocalycium paediophilum is a small cactus with globose to shortly cylindrical stems that branch profusely from the base. The stems are pale green and…

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Denmoza rhodacantha

Denmoza rhodacantha is a cactus that slowly grows up to 5 feet (1.5 m) tall. It starts as a globular cactus and stays that way for quite some time before…

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Frailea mammifera

Frailea mammifera is a small cactus, usually solitary, sometimes branching basally. The stem is subglobose or shortly columnar, with about…

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Parodia penicillata

Parodia penicillata is a cactus with green, spherical, later cylindrical stems that grow up to 20 inches (50 cm) tall and up to 3.6 inches (9 cm) in…

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