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Johnston Cactus Garden

A display of assorted cacti species demonstrating the variety in size, shape and texture in the group of plants most often associated with the word desert.

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Botanical Name Common Name Family
Astrophytum myriostigma Bishop’s Cap Cactaceae
Beaucarnea recurvata Ponytail Palm Asparagaceae
Carnegiea gigantea Saguaro Cactaceae
Cissus trifoliata Arizona Grape Ivy Vitaceae
Cleistocactus strausii Silver Torch Cactus Cactaceae
Cylindropuntia bigelovii Jumping Cholla, Teddybear Cholla Cactaceae
Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mamillata f. monstrosa Boxing-glove Cholla Cactaceae
Cylindropuntia ramosissima Diamond Cholla, Darning Needle Cholla Cactaceae
Cylindropuntia x munzii Munz Cholla Cactaceae
Echinocactus grusonii Golden Barrel Cactus Cactaceae
Echinopsis atacaniensis ssp. pasacana Cardon Grande Cactaceae
Echinopsis pachanoi San Pedro Cactus Cactaceae
Echinopsis spachiana Golden Torch Cactaceae
Echinopsis x hybrid Echinopsis Cactaceae
Encelia farinosa Brittlebush Asteraceae
Ferocactus cylindraceus California Barrel Cactus, Compass Barrel Cactaceae
Ferocactus viridescens Coast Barrel Cactus Cactaceae
Fouquieria diguettii Adam’s Tree, Palo Adan Fouquieraceae
Lysiloma watsonii (syn. Lysoloma thornberi, Lysiloma microphylla thornberi) Feather Bush Fabaceae
Mammillaria elongata Gold Lace Cactus Cactaceae
Mammillaria geminispina Twin-spined Pincushion Cactaceae
Mammillaria sp. Nipple Cactus Cactaceae
Myrtillocactus geometrizans Garambullo, Blue Candle Cactaceae
Notocactus magnificus Balloon Cactus Cactaceae
Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis Cow’s Tongue Prickly Pear Cactaceae
Opuntia macrocentra Black-spined Prickly Pear Cactaceae
Opuntia microdasys Bunny Ears Prickly Pear Cactaceae
Opuntia santa-rita Santa Rita Prickly Pear Cactaceae
Opuntia sp. Prickly pear Cactaceae
Oreocereus celsianus Old Man of the Andes Cactaceae
Pachycereus pringlei Cardon, Sahueso Cactaceae
Pachycereus schottii Senita Cactaceae
Pachycereus schottii var. schottii Senita Cactaceae
Pilosocereus pachycladus Blue Torch Cactaceae
Stenocereus thurberi Organ Pipe Cactus Cactaceae
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