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I am not a professional nor an expert in Cactacea or Opuntioideae taxonomy. Any help with ID and spelling are always welcome. To up-date my list I've been using many books, journals, catalogs and other web-sites. It's been helpful, but I have more work to do. I only ship to the main 48 States. I do offer 72+ hour heat packs for $4.00 each. Please read the front page for ordering information.

Note: These plants may be hard to ship without them breaking at a joint. If that happens the broking stem can be root to make a new plant.

   Cumulopuntia sphaerica - It's a species widespread in a wide area from the seaside to high elevations close to the timber line, in somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 to 5 months. Yellow to dark orange flowers. Older growth has a waxy gray color. Chile, South America. Growing in 2.75" pots. 3 in stock @ $13.00 each.

     Opuntia basilaris ssp. brachyclada - Is a rare and endemic form, entirely restricted to the Transverse Ranges, occurring in San Diego and San Bernardino counties of California. The cylindrical pads are blue-grey with lots of short spines and huge, bright pink, cup-shaped flowers that emerge from late spring to early summer. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 7 in stock @ $15.00 each.

   Opuntia erinacea ssp. ursine - I'm still not good with the information I found about this plant, but that's ok. The plants I'm growing have very soft fuzzy hair. -- Also found as Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea with very long, wavy hairlike spines have been treated as O. ursina or O. erinacea var. ursina. Such plants, however, occur at the original (type) locality for var. erinaceae, and the characteristic spines may appear on the oldest stem of otherwise straight-spined plants. The name Opuntia erinacea has been widely misapplied to some plants of other varieties of O. polyacantha. Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, USA. Growing in a 3 1/2" pot. 1 @ $15.00.

    Opuntia fragilis ssp. denudats - A dwarf form of Opuntia fragilis a tightly clustering clump of near-spineless round pads. This tremendous rock garden specimen also takes on a lovely winter blush of purple in cold weather. Is grown for its foliage and form, but it also occasionally produces bright yellow flowers in late spring. Western Colorado, USA. Growing in 4 1/2 round pots. 15 in stock @ $15.00 each.

   Opuntia fulgida ssp. mamillata monstrose/crest - A branched monstrose cholla that will often form crests. The new growth is bronze and fades to grey-green as it ages. It uncommonly produces magenta flowers. Arizona, USA and Mexico. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 1 in stock @ $13.00 each.

   Opuntia parryi ssp. serpentina cristata - Also found as Cylindropuntia californica. It's native to California, USA and Baja California, Mexico. Growing in 4 1/2" pots. 2 in stock @ $15.00 each.

    Tephrocactus alexanderi - Is a small low depressed or erect succulent plant with spherical branches forming spiny cushions. Large pinkish-white flowers. Argentina. Growing in a 3 1/2" pots. 2 in stock @ $15.00 each.

    Tephrocactus curvispinus - Also found it with this name Tephrocactus recurvata and other names. Small round stems with long curving spines. Flowers from pink to white. Argentina. Added a photo of my old mother plant. Growing in a 2.75" pots. 2 in stock @ $15.00 each. BOTH SOLD

   Tephrocactus darwinia ssp. hickenii -  Also found as Maihueniopsis darwinii var. hickenii is a very decorative variety distinguished from var. darwinii for the more numerous, broader, flatter, somewhat flexible and showier, spines, but it is much slower growing. The spines are are more numerous on the upper half of the egg-shaped stems. It makes low, thick mats or mounds that appear to be quite small above ground. The flowers are yellowish orange. Argentina and Chile. Growing in 4 1/2" pot. 0 in stock @ $15.00. SOLD

   Tephrocactus darwinia ssp. hickenii -  Also found as Maihueniopsis darwinii var. hickenii is a very decorative variety distinguished from var. darwinii for the more numerous, broader, flatter, somewhat flexible and showier, spines, but it is much slower growing. The spines are are more numerous on the upper half of the egg-shaped stems. It makes low, thick mats or mounds that appear to be quite small above ground. The flowers are yellowish orange. Argentina and Chile. Growing in 2.75" pot. 1 in stock @ $10.00.

   Tephrocactus strobiformis - Also found as Tephrocactus articulatus var. diadematus f. inermis. Segmented succulent slowly growing up to up to 30 cm. Small pine-cone shaped that are loosely attached to each other and fall easily. The white flowers made a nice contrast to the earth-tone colors of the plant. Western Argentina. Growing in 3 1/2" pots. 6 in stock @ $15.00 each.

   Tephrocactus strobiformis - Also found as Tephrocactus articulatus var. diadematus f. inermis. Segmented succulent slowly growing up to up to 30 cm. Small pine-cone shaped that are loosely attached to each other and fall easily. The white flowers made a nice contrast to the earth-tone colours of the plant. Western Argentina. Growing in 2.75" pots. 24 in stock @ $10.00 each.

    Tephrocactus molinensis red spine form -  It is a small segmented plant that grows into mounds of tiny joints with reddish glochids.  Flowers white or very pale pink. Argentina. Growing in in 3 1/2" pots. - 2 in stock @ $13.00 each.

   Tephrocactus pulcherrimus PH161 -  Also found as Maihueniopsis subterranea subs. pulcherrima. It is a small geophytic opuntioid cacti with very tuberous root which remains half buried in habitat. This plant tends to proliferate more than the type species both in habitat and culture. Flowers are red or sometimes violet. The stems are greener and thinner and form large dense clumps with more than 100 heads. Bolivia. Growing in 2.75" pots. 7 in stock @ $13.00 each.

    Tephrocactus weberi white spine form -  It is a small shrubby species branching both basally and above that will eventually develop into a moderately large, open clump up to 20 cm tall and will reward the patient gardener with a display of yellow. It is quite variable. Flowers bright lemon yellow or golden yellow. Central and Northern Argentina. Growing in 2.75" pot. 4 in stock @ $13.00 each.

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