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Cactaceae
The Cactus Family
Plantae


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxonomy_of_the_Cactaceae
Cactaceae, The Cactus Family
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Scientific Family name.
Hint: Usually ends in "acea"
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The Family Cactaceae
belongs to the Order of Caryophyllales



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Cactaceae
Caryophyllales
Caryophyllales
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus
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Cactus - Brazil
  Cactus - Brazil March 02, 2014
These berries are edible and sweet, they taste like a plum or grape, they usually have large hard seeds, but this variety had almost no seeds. Cactus - Brazil
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Cholla Cactus
  Cholla Cactus June 23, 2012
Cholla Cactus
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Paddle Cactus
  Paddle Cactus June 16, 2012
Paddle Cactus
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Cholla Cactus
  Cholla Cactus June 09, 2012
[[]]http://www.houseandhome.org/cactus-facts[[]] Cholla Cactus
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Newborn Cactus
  Newborn Cactus July 09, 2011
Newborn Cactus
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Dragon Fruit
  Dragon Fruit March 25, 2011
Strange Brazilian Alien Fruit Dragon Fruit
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CrookedCreek
Leaf Cactus
  Leaf Cactus March 24, 2011
Leaf Cactus
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Golden Barrel Cactus
  Golden Barrel Cactus July 01, 2010
Despite being one of the most popular cacti in cultivation, it is rare and critically endangered in the wild. Cultivation: While easy to grow, these plants do have some basic requirements; an average minimum winter temperature of 12°C, good drainage with less watering in winter. Excess water in cool periods may lead to rot. Golden Barrels are hardy to about 15ºF (-8ºC) for brief periods. Propagation: Several months after the flower dies off and the pods are ripen it is possible t Golden Barrel Cactus
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Silver Torch Cactus
  Silver Torch Cactus June 20, 2010
Cultivation: The cactus prefers free draining soils, strong sunlight, but not high temperatures in fact it can withstand hard frosts down to -10°C. In its natural habitat it receives plenty of water during the summer, but almost none over the winter. In cultivation, watering too much in winter often leads to root rot.. Older cactuses, over 45 cm (18 in) tall, produce deep red, burgundy, flowers in late summer. The 6 cm (3 in) long cylindrical flowers protrude horizontally from the columns. Silver Torch Cactus
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Entheogen
Entheogen
Peyote
  Peyote June 11, 2010
It is well known for its psychoactive alkaloids, particularly mescaline. It is used world wide as an entheogen, and supplement to various transcendence practices, including meditation, psychonautics, and psychedelic psychotherapy. Peyote is extremely slow growing. Cultivated specimens grow considerably faster, sometimes taking less than three years to go from seedling to mature flowering adult. More rapid growth can be achieved by grafting Peyote onto mature San Pedro root stock. The top of th Peyote
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Prickly Pear Cactus Rose
  Prickly Pear Cactus Rose June 08, 2010
Prickly pears also produce a fruit that is commonly eaten in Mexico, known as "tuna"; it also is used to make aguas frescas. The fruit can be red, wine-red, green or yellow-orange. Charles Darwin was the first to note that these cacti have thigmotactic anthers: when the anthers are touched, they curl over, depositing their pollen. This movement can be seen by gently poking the anthers of an open Opuntia flower. The same trait has evolved convergently in other cacti The fruit of prickl Prickly Pear Cactus Rose
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Prickly Pear Cactus
  Prickly Pear Cactus May 30, 2010
Ripe prickly pear fruits are still one of the most important wild plant dye sources for traditional Navajo rug weavers. A variety of rose and pink dyes can be made from the ripe cactus fruit. The riper or darker the fruit, the darker the dye. A rose dye is made by steeping ripe prickly pear fruit and bark or roots of Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens) in water. The fleshy leaf is peeled and bound over a cut to stop the bleeding. In Mexico and the Southwest, its pulp and juice have been used to Prickly Pear Cactus
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Christmas Cactus
  Christmas Cactus October 25, 2009
Schlumbergera is a genus of tree-dwelling cactus from Brazil introduced to Europe by the Kew collector, Allan Cunningham (1791-1839), in about 1816. They are tropical rainforest epiphytes, growing on tree branches where, despite the high rainfall, water drains off quickly so that "dry" conditions prevail much of the time. Not surprisingly these cacti are quite different in appearance from that of their desert-dwelling cousins. In 1858 Charles Lemaire (1801-1871) named this genus after Christmas Cactus
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Yellow Pitahaya, Pitava
  Yellow Pitahaya, Pitava September 01, 2009
Closely related to Hylocereus setaceus but otherwice quite isolated within Hylocereus. Is intermediate between Selenicereus and Hylocereus. Recent research suggest that this species originated as a hybrid between species of Hylocereus and Selenicereus (see references). The two species possibly involved, as being native in the same area, are Hylocereus costaricensis and Selenicereus inermis. An easily cultivated, fast growing plant. Needs a compost containing plenty of humus and sufficient mois Yellow Pitahaya, Pitava
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Thanksgiving Cactus
  Thanksgiving Cactus August 09, 2009
Schlumbergera is a genus of tree-dwelling cactus from Brazil introduced to Europe by the Kew collector, Allan Cunningham (1791-1839), in about 1816. They are tropical rainforest epiphytes, growing on tree branches where, despite the high rainfall, water drains off quickly so that "dry" conditions prevail much of the time. Not surprisingly these cacti are quite different in appearance from that of their desert-dwelling cousins. In 1858 Charles Lemaire (1801-1871) named this genus afte Thanksgiving Cactus
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Mandacaru Azul
  Mandacaru Azul August 07, 2009
Mandacaru Azul
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Palma Amarelo, Polka-dot Cactus
  Palma Amarelo, Polka-dot Cactus August 07, 2009
Opuntia microdasys (Bunny Ears Cactus, Bunny Cactus or Polka-dot Cactus) is a species of cactus native to central and northern Mexico. It forms a dense shrub 4060 cm tall, occasionally more, composed of pad-like stems 615 cm long and 412 cm broad. It has no spines, but instead has numerous white or yellow glochids 23 mm long in dense clusters; these detach very easily on being touched, and can cause considerable skin irritation, so the plants must be treated with caution. Despite this, it Palma Amarelo, Polka-dot Cactus
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Peruvian Apple Cactus
  Peruvian Apple Cactus August 07, 2009
The Peruvian Apple Cactus, Cereus repandus, is a large, erect, thorny columnar cactus found in South America. It is also known as Giant Club Cactus, 'Hedge Cactus, cadushi, or (in Wayuunaiki) kayush. With an often tree-like appearance, the Peruvian Apple Cactus' cylindrical gray-green to blue stems can reach 10 meters (33 ft) in height and 10-20 cm in diameter. The nocturnal flowers remain open for only one night. The fruits, known locally as "pitaya" or Peruvian Apple, are thornless Peruvian Apple Cactus
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Mandacaru
  Mandacaru August 07, 2009
Mandacaru
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Whipple's Fishhook Cactus - Barrel Cactus
  Whipple's Fishhook Cactus - Barrel Cactus June 25, 2009
Named Whipplei after Amiel Wicks Whipple (1818-1863), an engineer for surveys of the United States/Mexico boundary in 1853-1856. AKA: Sclerocactus parviflorus. These cacti are sometimes called 'fishhook' or 'mini barrels'. Many species of Sclerocactus are protected under the provisions of the Endangered Species Act and all species should be treated as imperiled. Whipple's Fishhook Cactus - Barrel Cactus
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Claretcup Cactus
  Claretcup Cactus June 25, 2009
The Claretcup Cactus is a species of Hedgehog Cactus known by several common names, including Strawberry Cactus, Kingcup Cactus, King's Crown Cactus, Claret Cup, and Mojave Mound Cactus. There is a thick nectar chamber and many thready pink stamens at the center of the corolla. The flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds. The red flowers are diurnal, opening for 2 or 3 days. These flowers give rise to a red and juicy fruit, with deciduous spines. --- VIDEO: Xeriscapes of the Claretcup Cactus
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Prickly Pear Cactus
  Prickly Pear Cactus May 11, 2009
AKA Nopales, Paddle Cactus, Indian Fig Opuntia The fruit of prickly pears, commonly called cactus figs, Indian fig or tuna, is edible. It has to be peeled carefully to remove the small spines on the outer skin before consumption. If the outer layer is not properly removed, glochids can be ingested causing discomfort of the throat, lips, and tongue as the small spines are easily lodged in the skin. Cactus figs are often used to make candies and jelly and a refreshing drink. Prickly Pear Cactus
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Zygocactus
  Zygocactus May 01, 2009
Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) Genus: Schlumbergera (shlum-BER-ger-uh) Species: x buckleyi (BUCK-lee-eye) Synonym:Zygocactus x buckleyi Synonym:Epiphyllum x buckleyi Category: Tropicals and Tender Perennials Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) Hardiness: USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zon Zygocactus
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Dama da Noite,  Cereus Flower
  Dama da Noite, Cereus Flower April 29, 2009
Dama da Noite,  Cereus Flower

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