Cactus Links Directory: listed by genus

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Cactus are regarded as unusual by most gardeners. To cactus enthusiasts like myself ( and, I am sure the creators of the sites below ) they are more like friends. We are as serious as hobbyists dedicated to any other plants. Although, being a cactus enthusiast takes a sense of humor. After all we take a lot of barbs.
I hope you will find this website directory of cacti helpful.
If you wish to suggest other sites to be considered for Inclusion, please e-mail.

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http://www.cactofilia.com/Software/index.asp?IDLANG=2
Check out this interesting program for keeping all your cactus information organized on your computer. Available in both Italian and English. "Cactofilia" is the software that lets you organize in a database all the data about your succulent collection. The program is delivered with a classification containing already a lot of families, genera and succulent species, so you will be able to begin immediately to file data about your most common plants.

Turbinicarpus, Thelocactus, Strombocactus, Rebutia, Opuntia, Mammillaria, Lophophora, Gymnocactus, Gymnocalycium, Echinopsis, Echinocereus, Disocactus, Cereus, Aztekium, Astrophytum, Ariocarpus, Aporocactus, General


Cactus

http://www.pers-kaktus.dk Great photos of a personal collection as well as from travels. The site is both in Dansk and English.

http://www.cactusplaza.com/index.html CactusPlaza is a Dutch cactus nursery specialized in sowing and raising cacti from seed and cuttings. Read the article on growing cactus from seed.

http://www.cactuspro.com/
Au Cactus Francophone Cactus et Plantes Succulentes ou Grasses - This is an interesting guide to botanical gardens and succulent information from French speaking countries. Translations from the French are available in 13languages. It is well organized and a good effort at using translation programs

http://arizona.cacti.home.att.net/cacti02.htm
The most common and most widespread of the cacti are the prickly pears. Found throughout the west except the wet coastal forests or on the coldest heights these very successful plants are familiar to most. The distinctive flat pads make identification of a cacti as a prickly pear easy, but which one? Distinction between the 33 species of prickly pear found in the southwest can be difficult. These plants often interbreed making exact identification sometimes difficult for even a professional botanist.

http://www.cactus-mall.com This is an amazing reference for on line resources about cactus and succulents world wide. It is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Japanese and Russian.

http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/2120 A collection of flowering cactus in 7 galleries

http://www.cactuscenter.com/ The California Cactus Center is an interesting place to find both rare and common Cactus and Succulents. Get expert advise and discover new varieties. I have always found these plants to be healthy and well established. Well worth looking at when you are in the area.

http://www.cactustropicalgarden.com/ The pictures taken of both cactus and succulents at this tropical garden are easily used to identify your plants. The shapes, colors, flowers and spines are clearly revealed.

Read about the difficulties encountered in trying to preserve this lovely garden.

http://www.tamuk.edu/webuser/cactus/ Learn about the commercial value of Opuntia from Texas A & M University

http://www.ianr.unl.edu/pubs/horticulture/g187.htm Helpful guide to growing potted cactus indoors. Instructions for care by type of cactus is provided.

http://members.austarmetro.com.au/~cactus/ Nice pics, info and links. Looks like an interesting supplier if you are in Australia.

http://www.photo.net/ca/palm-springs.html Contains some pictures from Moorten Botanical Garden in Palm Springs. The garden contains over 3,000 succulents and cactus. The garden along with The Living Desert and The lift ride up the mountain among the most interesting sights in Palm Springs (at least from this gardener’s point of view)

http://www.livingdesert.org/home.html The Living Desert zoo and gardens is a wonderful place to learn about arid environments. The nursery sells native plants of the Southwest.

http://www.cactuscollection.net/index.htm Welcome to Cactus Collection!
This site was born of my desire to document and record the progress of my cacti. Thus, you may find some of it to be in more detail than you may care to take in and many photos that are similar. I am interested in the components that make up each species and have photographically noted a number of these characteristics on each species page. Enjoy! Jessica

http://www.senkeeska.freeserve.co.uk/cactiindex.html Cacti for Small Greenhouses; excellent photos for identifying and interesting notes. Welcome to the web site of Andy Powell, from South-West England

The idea to produce this web site as an 'A to Z' of 'small growing' species is taken from a similar concept by Mr. John Pilbeam and his book 'Cacti for the connoisseur'. John Pilbeam has done more than many to popularise this hobby of ours and many plants in my greenhouse bear his references (including a couple on this site). I offer my thanks to him for being the catalyst for my enthusiasm for cacti and providing the foundations to my collection.

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Comet/4364/index.html A whimsical but heart felt display of Josef Krejcirik’s obviously enthusiastic cactus collecting. Excellent photographic identification of his collection. Includes a tribute to another Victoria B.C. cactus collector, Lorne French.

http://www.arizonacactus.com/highdesert.htm A list of cactus & succulents that are suited to the high desert.

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Aporocactus

http://www.myhouseplants.com/plantdb/aporocactus.html Nice description and picture of the rat tail cactus. It is a very attractive hanging plant hardly deserving such a common name.

http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Aporocactus.html The name 'Aporocactus' comes from the Greek for "Cactus that is not penetrable". This genus has been merged recently into Disocactus.

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Ariocarpus

http://www.kakteenfotos.de/index.html An excellent site with pictures on Ariocarpus, Aztekium, Echinocereus,, Gymnocactus, Mammillaria,,Strombocactus, Turbinicarpus. Pictures were taken in the natural environment in Mexico. Check out the section labeled "Bildarchiv".

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Astrophytum

http://www.astrophytum.com/Home/home.html This is one of the most interesting sites I have found to date. The link takes you to the English page but it can be viewed in the original German as well. Klaus-Peter Kleszewski has enabled us to see the Astrophytum in their natural habitat through his photographs. The plants are well identified. They are shown in bloom and as found in nature.

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Comet/4364/astro.html Photographs of a personal collection in bloom.

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Aztekium

http://www.kakteenfotos.de/index.html An excellent site with pictures on Ariocarpus, Aztekium, Echinocereus,, Gymnocactus, Mammillaria,,Strombocactus, Turbinicarpus. Pictures were taken in the natural environment in Mexico. Check out the section labeled "Bildarchiv".

http://www.cactuscollection.net/cacti/aztekium/ahintonii/ahintonii.htm Good identifying pictures of hintonii and ritteri.

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Cereus

http://www.desertusa.com/mag99/july/papr/nbcereus.html Night-Blooming cereus Queen of the Night ~ Deer-Horn CactusPeniocereus greggii (Cereus greggii) with nice pictures.

http://www.desertusa.com/july96/du_saguaro.html Information on the giant cactus, Saguaro.

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/proceedings1993/v2-486.html Cereus peruvianus as a commercial crop.

http://www.plant-care.com/PlantCareTips/110201.asp Growing advice for potted specimens.

http://www.cactuscollection.net/cacti/cereus/caethiops/caethiops.htm Shows the beautiful contrast of the trunk and black spines.

http://www.lawsocnsw.asn.au/resources/lsj/archive/apr2000/94_13.html A novel that weaves throughout the night blooming cereus as a character. Cereus blooms at night, by Shani Mootoo, Granta, London, 1999, 249 pp

http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/c/cernig48.html A medicinal herbal guide including cereus

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Disocactus

http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Disocactus.html Disocactus is a genus containing epiphytic cactus from Mexico to South America. It now includes all the species from the genera Aporocactus, Bonifazia, Chiapasia, Heliocereus, Lobeira, Nopalxochia, Pseudonopalxochia, and Wittia.

http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/generalbotany/typesofshoots/cladode/a1125tx.html a picture of this Central American forest cactus.

http://www.boga.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/html/Disocactus_macranthus_Foto.html A lovely picture of this most unusual cactus – Disocactus marcanthus

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Echinocereus

http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Echinocereus.html An encyclopedia of opuntia plus more. Check out the rest of the site regarding desert gardening. Offers CD Encyclopedia of cactus & succulents for sale.

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Comet/4364/echin.html Photographs of a personal collection in bloom

http://www.kakteenfotos.de/index.html An excellent site with pictures on Ariocarpus, Aztekium, Echinocereus,, Gymnocactus, Mammillaria,,Strombocactus, Turbinicarpus. Pictures were taken in the natural environment in Mexico. Check out the section labeled "Bildarchiv".

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Echinopsis

http://home.t-online.de/home/ki_co/Echinopsis/Echinopsis.html Frank Hohnel is a hybrider of Echinopsis and Lobivia. This site exhibits the beautiful results of his work. He provides interesting descriptions of his work and useful information for hobbyists.

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Comet/4364/epsis.html Photographs of a personal collection in bloom.

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Gymnocalycium

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Comet/4364/gym.html Photographs of a personal collection in bloom

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Gymnocactus

http://www.kakteenfotos.de/index.html An excellent site with pictures on Ariocarpus, Aztekium, Echinocereus,, Gymnocactus, Mammillaria,,Strombocactus, Turbinicarpus. Pictures were taken in the natural environment in Mexico. Check out the section labeled "Bildarchiv".

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Lophophora

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Comet/4364/lopho.html Photographs of a personal collection in bloom.

http://www.cactusplaza.com/index.html CactusPlaza is a Dutch cactus nursery specialized in sowing and raising cacti from seed and cuttings. Read the article on growing cactus from seed.

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Mammillaria

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Comet/4364/mami.html Photographs of a personal collection in bloom.

http://www.kakteenfotos.de/index.html An excellent site with pictures on Ariocarpus, Aztekium, Echinocereus,, Gymnocactus, Mammillaria,,Strombocactus, Turbinicarpus. Pictures were taken in the natural environment in Mexico. Check out the section labeled "Bildarchiv".

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Opuntia

http://arizona.cacti.home.att.net/cacti02.htm
The most common and most widespread of the cacti are the prickly pears. Found throughout the west except the wet coastal forests or on the coldest heights these very successful plants are familiar to most. The distinctive flat pads make identification of a cacti as a prickly pear easy, but which one? Distinction between the 33 species of prickly pear found in the southwest can be difficult. These plants often interbreed making exact identification sometimes difficult for even a professional botanist.

http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Opuntia.html An encyclopedia of opuntia. Check out the rest of the site regarding desert gardening. Offers CD Encyclopedia of cactus & succulents for sale.

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Rebutia

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Comet/4364/rebut.html Photographs of a personal collection in bloom.

http://www.cactus-mall.com/bookshop/rebutia.html Rebutia by John Pilbeam
The Cactus File Handbook 2
160 pages, hardback, ISBN 0 9528302 1 3, softback, ISBN 0 9528302 2 1
165x235mm, 140 colour photographs and 126 distribution maps

http://www.bcss-liverpool.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rebutia.htm Pictures of members of the Liverpool Cactus & Succulent Society’s plants. Lovely blooms are displayed.

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Strombocactus

http://www.kakteenfotos.de/index.html An excellent site with pictures on Ariocarpus, Aztekium, Echinocereus,, Gymnocactus, Mammillaria,,Strombocactus, Turbinicarpus. Pictures were taken in the natural environment in Mexico. Check out the section labeled "Bildarchiv".

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Thelocactus

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Comet/4364/thelo.html Photographs of a personal collection in bloom.

http://www.viridis.net/cactus/mexico/thelocactus.html Photos of several species of Thelocactus.

http://www.cactus-mall.com/bookshop/thelo.html Thelocactus The Cactus File Handbook 1
by John Pilbeam, 56 pages, softbound, ISBN 0 9528302 0 5, 165x235mm, 42 colour photographs and 32 distribution maps

http://amor.rz.hu-berlin.de/~h0444te7/photos/index_thelocactus.html Nice photographs of several species.

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Turbinicarpus

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Comet/4364/turbi.html Photographs of a personal collection in bloom.

http://www.mfaint.demon.co.uk/cactus/turbo Welcome To The Turbinicarpus Information Exchange This site is intended to be a place for Turbophiles to meet and exchange information. I have put this site together to help me better understand this wonderful Genus

http://www.kakteenfotos.de/index.html An excellent site with pictures on Ariocarpus, Aztekium, Echinocereus,, Gymnocactus, Mammillaria,,Strombocactus, Turbinicarpus. Pictures were taken in the natural environment in Mexico. Check out the section labeled "Bildarchiv".

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