Bruhn, J. Lundstrom, and U. Cactaceae alkaloids. Alkaloids of Trichocereus species and some other cacti. Uoydia 34 Anderson, E. A revision of Ariocarpus Cactaceae. The status of the proposed genus Roseocactus. American Journal of Botany 47 A revision of Ariocarpus CITES is the primary international legislation that deals with the conservation of plants and animals it now has over member countries.
CITES regulates trade in threatened wild species, placing them in one of three appendices. Those species listed in Appendix I Table 8. Appendix II lists those species that may be threatened by excessive amounts of trade, but The columnar cacti of Mexico have confounded botanists for years, and their nomenclature is confusing with numerous names. Nathaniel Britton and Joseph Rose , 2 listed 48 species of Cephalocereus, from throughout the Western Hemisphere.
The first major attempt to determine the more natural affinities of the columnar cacti was that of Franz Buxbaum , who described the tribe Pa-chycereeae and placed in it Carnegiea , Cephalocereus, Le-maireocereus, Mitrocereus, Neobuxbaumia , One of the least understood of the Mexican cacti is Ortegocactus , known only from Oaxaca.
After the plants flowered and produced seeds, Alexander concluded that though the cactus is similar to Coryphantha and Mammillaria, it is distinct enough to be placed in its own genus, which he named Ortegocactus type, O. The preservation of plants in their natural environment is clearly the most desirable method of conservation, but this can be assured only if people are willing to leave the plants and their habitat undisturbed.
Visits to the sites of important cacti should certainly not be discouraged, but people must be content to take nothing away except photographs. Ecologists are uncertain how much disturbance the collection of even a few seeds is to a population of rare cacti. Many desert plants, Teocomitl was a barrel cactus used by the Aztecs as a table for religious sacrifices when they tore out the hearts of their victims Bravo-Hollis , Cactus spines were also used in these ceremonies, but how has not been explained del Castillo and Trujillo , Pima penitentes, penitents, have been observed tying cholla Cy-lindropuntia stems to their naked backs on which they then carry heavy crosses in religious ceremonies Curtin , The two most important religious-medicinal Climatic effects on regeneration trends for two columnar cacti in the northern Sonoran Desert.
Annals of the Association of American Geographers 83 Parker, K. Effects of complex geomorphic history on soil and vegetation patterns on arid alluvial fans. Journal of Arid Environments 30 Petit, S. The pollinators of two species of columnar cacti on Cura ao, Netherlands Antilles.
Biotropica 27 I. Porsch, O. Das Best ubungsleben der Ex situ conservation is the cultivation of rare plants away from danger, for example, in a botanic garden. In situ conservation is clearly the most desirable means of protecting rare plants some scientists and conservationists have expressed concern that ex situ conservation, even seed banking, is not sound from the standpoint of preservation of the genetic variability and evolutionary potential of populations Hamilton However, in situ conservation, which may be the most effective method Solitary, globular.
Mammillaria rhodantha Link amp Otto Usually solitary. Rsp 17 - 24, mm. Purpus , Ebnerella dumetorum J. Purpus Buxbaum , M. Purpus D. L thy Plants usually clustering. Stems flattened globose, dark green, cm Stems globose, to 3 cm 1. Tubercles cylindrical, without latex, axils with as many as 12 white thin bristles to 5 mm long.
Central spines , white with darker tips, mm 0. Radial spines , hairlike, shiny white. Flowers white with red midveins, to 15 mm 0. Fruits red. Seeds black. Biotic pathogenic agents of cactus pear diseases Bacterial spot Erwinia carotovora, E. As mentioned earlier the Pachycereus species are noted for their particularly strong vigorous growth and for this reason they have been used extensively, where appropriate, as grafting stock for other cacti with weaker root systems which are unable to support themselves.
The name is derived from the Greek for fat and alludes to the thickness of the stems of the plants. Pachycereus pringlei is a native of Northwestern Mexico and Southern California where it is one of the dominant features of the Accepted names are in boldface, synonyms are not. Infraspecific ranks, subspecies versus variety, for example, are given only for accepted names. Cereus nigripilis Philippi, Fl. Cereus coquimbanus Schumann, Gesamtb.
Kakteen 8. Plant low, 1 meter high or more, or sometimes prostrate and forming dense thickets branches 7 to 8 cm. Benson Plants erect, spreading, or reclining, to 6 m 20 ft high. Stems unbranched or more or less branched. Ribs Spines , gray, Flowers cm 4.
Fruits depressed globose, orange-red, cm 1. Distribution southern coastal hummocks of the Keys and mainland of Florida. Harrisia portoricensis, Benson Plants erect, sprawling, or clambering, to 5 m 16 ft high. Stems more or less round in cross section, fairly slender. Ribs , depressed between the areoles, with deep grooves. Spines , gray with yellowish tips, needle-like, cm 0. Flowers pink to white, scented, cm 4. Fruits globose to ovoid, dull red, to 6 cm 2.
Ovary squamiferous, often also laniferous, setiferous, or spiniferous. Flowers in a large lateral pseudocephalium columnar cacti 4. Espostoa p. Scales of the ovary fleshy. Flower short-funnelform. Browningia p. Perianth short-campanulate Benson Plants erect to reclining, to 6 m 20 ft high. Stems simple or branching. Ribs , rounded. Spines , needle-like, pink at first, becoming gray with age, to 1 cm 0. Flowers slightly scented, to 15 cm 5.
Fruits globose, yellow, Echinocereus reichenbachii var. Cereus coccineus Salm-Dyck in Pfeiffer, Enum. Not C. Cereus speciosissimus coccineus R mpler in F rster, Handb. Cereus speciosus coccineus Graebener, Monatsschr. Heliocereus coccineus Britton and Rose, Contr. Stems at first erect, low, 1 to 2 dm. Acanthocereus is a genus of uncertain affinity, though more recent research indicates that it belongs in the tribe Pachyce-reeae, probably related to Harrisia and Leptocereus.
There has also been some confusion about the first use of the name Acanthocereus, though David Hunt b has now clarified it. George Engelmann first used Acanthocereus in as a name under the genus Cereus but failed to give any distinguishing characters. The name Acanthocereus is derived from the Greek akantha, Plants branching well above the ground with spreading to ascending branches, 1. Stems light green, stout, cm 1.
Ribs 9, rounded, with deep furrows between. Spines , ascending, cm 1. Flowers not known. Fruits oblong to globose, yellowish. Distribution Cuba. Harrisia tetracantha Labouret D. Plants usually very fleshy, never epiphytic, branched usually much branched , one to many-jointed joints diverse in structure, terete, compressed, or much flattened, with irregularly scattered areoles, ribless, except one species leaves usually caducous, but in some species more or less persistent, small or minute, subulate or cylindric, in one genus broad and flat areoles usually glochidiferous except in Maihuenia in Grusonia only those of the ovary , mostly spine-bearing spines usually With the exception of Rhipsalis baccifera, cacti are strictly New World natives.
Cactaceae occur from 56 15' north latitude near the Peace River in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada Moss , Parfitt , 72, 74 to 50 south latitude in the Argentine portion of Patagonia Russell and Felker Interestingly, members of the subfamily Opuntioideae are found at both latitudinal extremes, Opuntia fragilis in the north and Maihueniopsis darwinii in the south.
Maihuenia patagonica and Depressed-globose to short-cylindric, 2. Flower of Weber , Eriocereus pomanensis F. Weber A. Braun amp Esteves Eriocereus polyacanthus F. In a new approach to cactus classification was begun. Prior to that, each cactus classification, with the exception of that of Britton and Rose, was basically the work of an individual.
Deep areoles 2 to 3 cm. Distribution Known only from the type locality. This plant was collected near the type locality of the preceding species specimens of the two appeared to be different when first studied, but subsequent observations indicate that they may not Plants commonly branching to form low clumps.
Stems cylindrical, light green, cm in high, Ribs about Areoles whitish when young, fairly close set. Spines about 10, needle-like, light yellow, to 1. Flowers borne near the stem tips, white, cm 5. Distribution northern Argentina. Echinopsis glauca F. Ritter H. Friedrich amp G. Rowley Plants shrubby, branching basally, forming open clumps m 3. Referring it to Cereus, asks if it may not be an Opuntia.
In the original description the areoles are described as 6-angled, which suggests a cylindric Opuntia with angled tubercles rather than areoles. A large, columnar cactus with stout, erect, many-ribbed stems and branches, the areoles felted and spiny, the spines of flowering and sterile areoles different flowers borne singly at the uppermost areoles, diurnal, Group of plants of Cephalocereus macrocephalus on hillside near Tehuacan Frontispiece.
Plate 2. Strict consensus tree of 22, equally parsimonious trees from analysis of the rbcL gene for the family Cactaceae. A total of 1, bp of sequence was used for comparisons. Some important nodes in this tree are still unresolved. Spination on stems of cactus epiphytes, especially on adult shoots, has been highly reduced or totally eliminated.
One might expect that these cacti lack spines because hanging plants are not easily eaten by mammals, but the most likely explanation is The West Indian endemic succulent flora occurs throughout the many islands of this dispersed archipelago. Nearly every island, or group of islands, has its own local Rather than a few large protected areas, the coverage of such a disperse flora, in terms of conservation needs, requires a number of small-sized sites 1 Coast and lowlands from Guantanamo Bay to Punta Maisi an important part of the south-eastern dry shrubwoods and semi-desert cactus communities with Agave spp.
Gray Opuntia erinacea Engelmann amp J. Bigelow ,0. Bigelow B. Parfitt Opuntia hystricina Engelmann amp J. Somewhat of the habit of Opuntia polyacantha , but not so procumbent, stouter, and with fewer and stouter spines joints obovate, 10 to 12 cm. Taproots present. Stems globose, pale green, to 5. Tubercles conical, axils naked. Central spines , brown with darker tips, to 6 mm 0. Radial spines , bristle-like, white, mm 0.
Flowers white with pink midveins, mm 0. Distribution Durango and Sinaloa, Mexico. Mammillaria haageana Pfeiffer Mammillaria Hunt Mammillaria albata Reppenhagen Plants forming large clumps that appear white. Stems short cylindrical, light green, to 18 cm 7. Tubercles rounded, with latex, axils with white wool and long white bristles. Central spines 2- 6, erect, straight to slightly curved, pure white or white with dark tips, to 40 mm 1.
Growth have made u a favorite basket planl the world over The popularity of small-flowered, compact plants like Rosetta has given rise to a whole new race of epiphyllum hybrids, Because most epiphyllum varieties are large, strong-growing plants they are rather awkward as house plants, requiring much more room than the average window-sill gardener can afford to give.
In the past his only recourse was to grow one of the smaller relatives of the epiphyllums , The most jiopuiar of these is A small floral diameter mm , such as Ferocactus histrix and Diadasia spp. Instead, smaller bees e.
These bees also are less common flower visitors for opuntias and, because of their small size, when they do enter flowers, they may do so without touching the stigma del Castillo and Gonz lez-Espinosa Cacti with small, bowl-shaped flowers, such Flor de latigo, floricuerno, junco, junquillo, nopalillo, rattail cactus Cactus flagelliformis Linnaeus , Cereus flagelliformis Linnaeus P. Stems slender, round in cross section, gray-green, Of plants with the same specific name in the cactus family is nowhere more apparent than in the immense variety of forms of Mammillaria elongata.
The plants are all distinguished by having long thin cylindrical stems which form clumps at the base when quite young. The commonest forms of this plant have cylindrical plant bodies about 6in 15cm in height at the centre although sideshoots may be almost prostrate along the surface of the compost. The tubercles are cylindrical and the amount of wool Ocfophyltum, roseum, A nocarpus fissuraiwt 47 Arizona Organ Pipe. Here we come upon plants more typical of tropical forest regions than semi-deserts, and adapted for life as epiphytes or lithophytes.
The stems are typically long and flexible many metres in some and, except in Aporocactus. Lobivia is a good genus lor beginners and flowers freely on small specimens. Below Every plant does not produce a seed similar to that from which it is sprung some produce a better seed, others a worse.
This quote from the same ancient source that provides the chapter headings used here may be taken as the birth certificate of plant breeding. A hybridist can achieve in one lifetime what might take millennia if left to nature. He can speed up evolution, bringing togetherand crossing plants from widely separated localities, and can even open up quite new sources of variability Alicoche , banana cactus, cob cactus, green strawberry hedgehog cactus, pitaya , prostrate hedgehog cactus, purple pitaya, strawberry cactus, strawberry hedgehog cactus Cereus dubius Engelmann , Echinocereus dubius Engelmann Rumpler , E.
Benson Echinocereus uspenskii F. Haage Echinocereus merkeri Hildmann ex K. Moore , E Although this nature strip garden needs hide or no care to survive, Michele still prefers to tend it when she can. The more effort put in, the better it looks. After an extended overseas trip, it was a pleasant surprise to find that her succulents had fared better than the rest of the garden.
Watering is not necessary but it can be helpful in the driest months or to establish small plants or seedlings. Michele lives on an average size quarter acre suburban block with an established garden full of mature trees with a thick and shaded understory. Her pleasure in gardening covers all plant types and this can be seen by the seemingly overcrowded and mixed 'forest', as she calls it.
Several years ago Michele decided to expand her garden on to the roadside nature strip and now this small area contains over species of succulents. As this grass covered area was mostly sunny and dry with poor Height and width are based on favorable garden situations and beginning with an 80 mm size pot plant.
Stem segments wide, bulky, blue-green to gray-green, to 30 cm 12 in long. Spines , sometimes absent, white with dark tips. They can even help you reduce your stress naturally! Does your saguaro have bugs and black goo oozing from a hole? The Cactus Doctor can perform life saving surgery on your saguaro today - don't delay as time is of the essence. Even if your saguaro is situated in a difficult to reach location close to a pool, on a cliff, up close to a building, etc.
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