Classification
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All Names

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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Coast Cholla Cylindropuntia prolifera

Observer

finatic

Date

December 4, 2016 11:47 AM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Coast Cholla Cylindropuntia prolifera

Observer

hikingsandiego

Date

December 9, 2016 04:26 PM PST

Description

Coast Cholla at sunset. 😊

Photos / Sounds

What

Gander's Cholla Cylindropuntia ganderi

Observer

jaykeller

Date

March 26, 2016 10:12 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

prickly pears Genus Opuntia

Observer

sambiology

Date

December 8, 2016

Description

Freeeeezing cold day today, but I had to walk around a little bit. Observed a few things on this little path by the office.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

August 26, 2016 10:47 AM CDT

Description

I took a walk in the desert flats around Panther Junction on a cloudy morning. Formerly placed as a variety of O. violacea.

Photos / Sounds

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What

cane cholla Cylindropuntia imbricata

Observer

jacky_ecopil

Date

November 25, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Pincushion Mammillaria magnimamma

Observer

jacky_ecopil

Date

November 25, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

saguaro cactus Carnegiea gigantea

Observer

nicole8

Date

November 29, 2016

Description

The spines are star like, more than 8 in a cluster/glocet. The hole in the cacti could be a nest or decay. The flesh is brownish green, smooth waxy. The overall cacti is healthy

Photos / Sounds

What

Christmas cholla Cylindropuntia leptocaulis

Observer

star3

Date

November 21, 2016 01:14 PM CST

Place

Austin, TX (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

jacky_ecopil

Date

November 25, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Fishhook Cactus Mammillaria tetrancistra

Observer

larry-heronema

Date

December 9, 2016 10:32 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

cixto

Date

November 25, 2016 12:12 PM CST
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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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