cactus

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cactus of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico having edible juicy fruit Acanthocereus pentagonus , Acanthocereus tetragonus , pitahaya , pitahaya cactus
commonly cultivated tropical American cactus having slender creeping stems and very large showy crimson flowers that bloom for several days Aporocactus flagelliformis , rat's-tail cactus , rattail cactus
usually unbranched usually spineless cactus covered with warty tubercles and having magenta flowers and white or green fruit; resembles the related mescal; northeastern Mexico and southwestern United States Ariocarpus fissuratus , living rock
small yellow to orange fruit of the Barbados gooseberry cactus used in desserts and preserves and jellies Barbados gooseberry , blade apple
cactus of the genus Ferocactus: unbranched barrel-shaped cactus having deep ribs with numerous spines and usually large funnel-shaped flowers followed by dry fruits barrel cactus
any cactus of the genus Echinocactus; strongly ribbed and very spiny; southwestern United States to Brazil barrel cactus , echinocactus
alternative classifications for the cactus wrens Campylorhynchus , genus Campylorhynchus , genus Heleodytes , Heleodytes
extremely large treelike cactus of desert regions of southwestern United States having a thick columnar sparsely branched trunk bearing white flowers and edible red pulpy fruit Carnegiea gigantea , saguaro , sahuaro
plant, cactus cereus , dildo , mescal , nopal , opuntia , prickly pear , saguaro
tall treelike Mexican cactus with edible red fruit chichipe , Lemaireocereus chichipe
epiphytic cactus of Brazilian ancestry widely cultivated as a houseplant having jointed flat segments and usually rose-purple flowers that bloom in winter Christmas cactus , Schlumbergera baridgesii , Schlumbergera buckleyi
cactus of the genus Coryphantha coryphantha
South American jointed cactus with usually red flowers; often cultivated as a houseplant; sometimes classified as genus Schlumbergera crab cactus , Schlumbergera truncatus , Thanksgiving cactus , Zygocactus truncatus
spring-blooming South American cactus with oblong joints and coral-red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Schlumbergera Easter cactus , Hatiora gaertneri , Schlumbergera gaertneri
large cactus of east central Mexico having golden to pale yellow flowers and spines Echinocactus grusonii , golden barrel cactus
any cactus of the genus Epiphyllum having flattened jointed irregularly branching stems and showy tubular flowers epiphyllum , orchid cactus
low tuberculate cactus with white feathery spines; northeastern Mexico feather ball , Mammillaria plumosa
arborescent cactus of western Mexico bearing a small oblong edible berrylike fruit garambulla , garambulla cactus , Myrtillocactus geometrizans
genus of the cactus family with scarlet flowers genus Nopalea , Nopalea
cactus of the genus Echinocactus having stout sharp spines hedgehog cactus
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