Classification
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All Names

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

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Recent observations

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Mission Prickly-pear Opuntia ficus-indica

Observer

wischlegel

Date

August 3, 2015 12:01 PM PDT

Description

Planted

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biznaga partida de Jaumave Coryphantha delicata

Observer

gonzalezii

Date

May 9, 2003 05:45 PM CDT

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biznaga finamente formada Mammillaria formosa

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gonzalezii

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May 9, 2003 05:34 PM CDT

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Observer

gonzalezii

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May 9, 2003 05:09 PM CDT

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Mexican Pincushion Mammillaria magnimamma

Observer

gonzalezii

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May 9, 2003 04:29 PM CDT

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biznaga pintada Mammillaria picta

Observer

gonzalezii

Date

May 9, 2003 04:16 PM CDT

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Fishhook Cacti Genus Mammillaria

Observer

gonzalezii

Date

May 9, 2003 02:46 PM CDT

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alicoche peyote verde Echinocereus knippelianus

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gonzalezii

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May 9, 2003 02:19 PM CDT

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Observer

gonzalezii

Date

May 8, 2003 05:33 PM CDT

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Nopal de espinas lacias Opuntia lasiacantha

Observer

gonzalezii

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May 8, 2003 05:21 PM CDT

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nopal tapón Opuntia robusta

Observer

gonzalezii

Date

May 8, 2003 05:12 PM CDT

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gonzalezii

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May 8, 2003 12:34 PM CDT
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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.