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Morning panorama / September 19, 2014

Morning panorama / September 19, 2014

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Mammillaria backebergiana ssp. ernestii / Backeberg’s nipple cactusDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Mammillaria backebergiana ssp. ernestii / Backeberg’s nipple cactus
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Mammillaria hutchisoniana / Hutchison’s nipple cactusDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
Native to Baja California and Baja California Sur, Mammillaria hutchisoniana occurs in a wide variety of soils in desert scrub - including the Vizcaíno Desert, where no other Mammillaria species seems to survive. In Bahía Concepción it grows on rocky, steeply sloping ground, rather than its usual choice elsewhere of sandy, flat soil 

Mammillaria hutchisoniana / Hutchison’s nipple cactus
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Native to Baja California and Baja California Sur, Mammillaria hutchisoniana occurs in a wide variety of soils in desert scrub - including the Vizcaíno Desert, where no other Mammillaria species seems to survive. In Bahía Concepción it grows on rocky, steeply sloping ground, rather than its usual choice elsewhere of sandy, flat soil 

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Mammillaria heaven / Desert Botanical Garden, PhoenixSpecies details to follow (for plants I don’t have in my collection or that otherwise stood out).

Mammillaria heaven / Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Species details to follow (for plants I don’t have in my collection or that otherwise stood out).

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Stenocereus eruca / Creeping Devil
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Harrington Cactus and Succulent Galleries
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Pedilanthus macrocarpus / Slipper plant
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

This member of the Euphorbia family is one bizarre-looking plant! It is native to Mexico and only hardy down to freezing. In the fall, it produces red-orange blooms. As you can see here, it grows to approximately three feet as a landscape plant, but it can also be grown in pots. I’ll pass.

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Palo verde / Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Palo verde / Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Pachycereus marginatus / Mexican fencepost cactusDesert Botanical Garden, PhoenixA little shade and a Pachycereus marginatus? All I need is a book and a chair, and I’d be set.

Pachycereus marginatus / Mexican fencepost cactus
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

A little shade and a Pachycereus marginatus? All I need is a book and a chair, and I’d be set.

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Echinocactus grusonii, Ferocactus wislizeni, and palo verde
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Ferocactus wislizeni / Fishhook barrel cactusDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Ferocactus wislizeni / Fishhook barrel cactus
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Cylindropuntia x campii / Red Teddy Bear chollaDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
This cholla is a cross of C. acanthocarpa and C. biglovii - pretty great color, right?

Cylindropuntia x campii / Red Teddy Bear cholla
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

This cholla is a cross of C. acanthocarpa and C. biglovii - pretty great color, right?

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Echinocactus grusonii with Aloe 'Blue Elf' / Golden Barrel cactus and Blue Elf aloeDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Echinocactus grusonii with Aloe 'Blue Elf' / Golden Barrel cactus and Blue Elf aloe
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Aloe tree / Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
I try not to get jealous about plants that I couldn’t possibly keep healthy in my garden, but when I run across these monster aloe trees, oh man …

Aloe tree / Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

I try not to get jealous about plants that I couldn’t possibly keep healthy in my garden, but when I run across these monster aloe trees, oh man …