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  • Scientific Names
    • Cactaceae
  • English
    • Cacti
    • Cactuses
  • Spanish
    • Cactos
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 仙人掌科
  • Persian
    • کاکتوس

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Recent observations

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What

Coast Cholla Cylindropuntia prolifera

Observer

inahmarie7

Date

April 5, 2013 04:21 PM PDT

Description

Cactus cholla

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Observer

carloscarrera

Date

June 22, 2016

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What

beavertail prickly pear Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris

Observer

hungrybeachbum1

Date

June 7, 2016

Description

The prickly pear cactus is found in southern United States in many of our deserts. Flowers will form on the cactus during late spring and early summer. Native Americans used the buds for food. It is native to United States, Mexico, and South America, but can be found in many different regions around the world.

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Observer

anaflores

Date

June 24, 2016 01:44 AM CDT

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What

Eastern Prickly Pear Opuntia humifusa

Observer

chrisco

Date

June 24, 2016 11:08 AM EDT

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What

Cacti Family Cactaceae

Observer

natureinla

Date

June 24, 2016 04:06 PM PDT

Description

Observation and photo taken by @hikersincrime via instagram #natureinla

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What

Eastern Prickly Pear Opuntia humifusa

Observer

caseyaceae

Date

June 24, 2016 12:35 PM CDT

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Observer

najera

Date

June 16, 2016 04:10 PM COT

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najera

Date

June 16, 2016 04:10 PM COT

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najera

Date

June 16, 2016 04:10 PM COT

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najera

Date

June 16, 2016 04:10 PM COT

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najera

Date

June 16, 2016 04:10 PM COT
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Description from Wikipedia

A cactus (plural: cacti, cactuses, or cactus) is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, within the order Caryophyllales. The word "cactus" derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek κάκτος (kaktos), a name originally used for a spiny plant whose identity is not certain. Cacti are native to the Americas, ranging from Patagonia in the south to parts of western Canada in the north—except for Rhipsalis baccifera, which also grows in Africa and Sri Lanka.

No range data available.
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