Rare Cactus Photos and Desert Botany

RARE & ENDANGERED CACTI SPECIAL PROJECTS
Coryphantha scheeri
var. robustispina ENDANGERED
(Coryphantha robustispina)
Pima Pineapple Cactus 
Xerophytic FERNS 
Photo Guides to Desert Ferns of
Arizona and Texas.
UPDATED 12/22/08
Echinocactus horizonthalonius
var. nicholii ENDANGERED
Arizona Turk's Head 
Flora of the
Empire Mountains
& Davidson Canyon
Echinomastus erectocentrus
var. erectocentrus Needlespine
var. acunensis  Acuna Cactus
HAVE YOU SEEN ME?
Matthiola parviflora
How to identify it and report sightings.
Coryphantha recurvata
Golden Beehive 

Stonecrops & Rock Mat 
Graptopetalum bartramii, G. rusbyi
Petrophytum caespitosum
UPDATED 01/02/13

Peniocereus greggii
Night-Blooming Cereus 
AGAVE Notes
Unusual Agave palmeri.
A. parryi x schottii hybrid.
Lophocereus schottii  Senita
Stenocereus thurberi Organ Pipe
Yerba Mansa 
Anemonopsis californica
How to grow a native medicinal plant.
COMMON  CACTI OTHER NATURAL HISTORY
Opuntia & Cylindropuntia
Prickly Pears and Chollas
Joshua Tree National Park
Yuccas, Cacti, Wildflowers,
Stonecrop, Palm Oases
Echinocereus
Hedgehogs and Rainbow Cactus
Islands of the Morning
Nags Head Woods & Buxton Woods
Outer Banks, NC
Mammillaria & Coryphantha
Pincushions
Cryptobiotic Crust 
Sonoran Desert soil crust.
Ferocactus
Barrel Cacti
Art and Metalwork
by Lorena Babcock Moore
Sclerocactus whipplei
Fish-hook Cactus
3-D Anaglyph Photos:
Cacti & others

These photos are presented for education and enjoyment,
to encourage the appreciation and preservation of Arizona native plants in their Sonoran Desert home.
All southwestern desert plants are threatened by loss of habitat to urban development
and destruction due to collection and off-road vehicle use.
Cattle ranching threatens ecosystems throughout the West, causing widespread
destruction of vegetation and streams, soil erosion, and arroyo formation.
The result is a patchwork of impoverished plant communities in a permanently altered landscape.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING!  Online since July 2000, serving cactus enthusiasts,
land management agencies, conservation organizations, and the public.  Photos have appeared in several publications.
UPDATED 01/02/13

LINKS
NPCCNative Plant Conservation Campaign
Cactus Mall  Hundreds of links!
Calflora

PHOTOS, ART, TEXT, and WEBPAGES by Lorena B. Moore.
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