Striated trunk to 15ft.; Open branching. Large sprays of red blooms on the tips of the branches in spring and fall, blooms when young. Grows well in rocky or sandy soils. Can leaf out any time there is rain, summer or winter.
Large green trunk, with varied bark and corky spine scars, upright to 12ft.
Classic Ocotillo from the Mojave and Colorado deserts; spiny stems, red flowers in spring. Long growing branches will leaf out with summer rains, grow to 20ft+.
Dwarf, mounding succulents in the Iceplant Family. Pink flowers fall through early winter.
A genus of nearly 100 species of flowering small barrel cactus, many sought by collectors. Their defining feature is the flowers have a distinctive naked calyx (flower buds).
Small flowering barrel to 4″dia., pink flowers
G. anisitsii v. rotundulum
Small flowering barrel to 4″dia.
Clusters of small pink-flowering barrel to 4″dia.
Freely growing clusters of 1-2″ stems. Pink flowers.
Will form clusters of 6″dia. stems. Pale pink flowers.
Flattened globose to 5″ diameter. White flowers with a pinkish tint.
G. mihanovichii friedrichii
Small flowering barrel to 4″d. Grows in dry savannah. Variable cream to pink flowers. Stem can show a lot of color variation depending on sun conditions and various cultivars.
Flattened globose, 1-3 recurved spines per aureole.
Small pink-flowering black barrel; flattened globose
From the Sierra Velasco. Sepia-tinged lilac-pink flowers. Small barrel cactus, to 4″ across, often flattened.
One of the larger Gymno’s, will get 12″ across. Generally solitary. Pinkish-white flowers with reddish throats.
4″, solitary, globose. White to reddish flowers.
Solitary barrels to 3″d.
Curved spines, 6″ d. stems, red flowers.
Small clusters, globose to 6″, bright yellow flowers
Caudiciform trunk; Deciduous
Clusters of upright stems with whitish to yellow spines, branches from the base. Blooms are pinkish or white.
Stems to 12″ tall, clumps of many spiny branches. Tan to Burgundy carrion flowers. Stems are eaten as an appetite suppressant by the San people of the Namib. Very low water.
Pairs of 4″ leaves; Keep dry, winter growing
Fleshy roots; green stems/reddish tips, papery spines; Chihuahuan Desert
Small 6″ stems, geophytic opuntioid. Pink flowers.
One of the largest genera
Species ranger in size from an inch to a yard
Soft and fuzzy appearing, low clustering small barrels with cream-colored flowers.
Small multi-stemmed globose with variable flowers, some bristles
Small globose with variable flowers, lots of bristles