Posts tagged cactus

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Astrophytum myriostigma / Bishop’s Cap
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Thelocactus macdowellii Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Thelocactus macdowellii 
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Stenocereus queretaroensis / Querétaro pitayaDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
This species of Stenocereus is found distributed throughout Colima, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacan de Ocampo, and Querétaro de Zaragoza, Mexico. It is grown for its fruit, the pitaya, which is prepared in a similar manner as the tuna for consumption.
Learn more about the pollination ecology of Stenocereus queretaroensis here.

Stenocereus queretaroensis Querétaro pitaya
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

This species of Stenocereus is found distributed throughout Colima, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacan de Ocampo, and Querétaro de Zaragoza, Mexico. It is grown for its fruit, the pitaya, which is prepared in a similar manner as the tuna for consumption.

Learn more about the pollination ecology of Stenocereus queretaroensis here.

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Opuntia galapageia / Galapagos prickly pearDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
This species of prickly pear is found across all of the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador. All forms are considered subspecies or alternate varietal forms. The quantity and density of the glochids is quite unique!

Opuntia galapageia / Galapagos prickly pear
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

This species of prickly pear is found across all of the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador. All forms are considered subspecies or alternate varietal forms. The quantity and density of the glochids is quite unique!

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I harvested 156 chilitos this morning from my Mammillaria: M. perbella (2 specimens), M. mystax (2 specimens), M. hahniana, M. heyderi ssp. heyderi, M. prolifera, and more than 50 from M. muehlenpfordtii.

They are now processed and drying in the garage before I package them up for sale or trade.

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Tons of Stapelia blooms right now - a first for me!

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Mammillaria compressa / Mother of hundredsDesert Botanical Garden, PhoenixNative to Central Mexico (Hidalgo, Queretaro, and San Luis Potosi, M. compressa is known by many other latin names, including:
Cactus compressus
Neomammillaria compressa,
Mammillaria angularis
Mammillaria angularis var. compressa
Mammillaria bernalensis
Mammillaria esseriana
Mammillaria tolimensis
Mammillaria centricirrha var. conopsea
Mammillaria conopsea
Mammillaria cirrhifera
Cactus conopseus
This species is known for its rapid growth into massive clumps and can be easily separated. This particular specimen has had enough of the Phoenix sun it seems.

Mammillaria compressa / Mother of hundreds
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Native to Central Mexico (Hidalgo, Queretaro, and San Luis Potosi, M. compressa is known by many other latin names, including:

  • Cactus compressus
  • Neomammillaria compressa,
  • Mammillaria angularis
  • Mammillaria angularis var. compressa
  • Mammillaria bernalensis
  • Mammillaria esseriana
  • Mammillaria tolimensis
  • Mammillaria centricirrha var. conopsea
  • Mammillaria conopsea
  • Mammillaria cirrhifera
  • Cactus conopseus

This species is known for its rapid growth into massive clumps and can be easily separated. This particular specimen has had enough of the Phoenix sun it seems.

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Mammillaria morganiana / Owl-eye pincushionDesert Botanical Garden, PhoenixNative to the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

Mammillaria morganiana / Owl-eye pincushion
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Native to the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

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Mammillaria magnimamma / Mexican pincushionDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Mammillaria magnimamma / Mexican pincushion
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Mammillaria neopalmeri Desert Botanical Garden, PhoenixThis is another one of the Baja California pincushion cacti. This one found on San Benito and Guadalupe islands.

Mammillaria neopalmeri 
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

This is another one of the Baja California pincushion cacti. This one found on San Benito and Guadalupe islands.

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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).