Parodia, native to the uplands of Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay. Notocactus, with the center of the genus in Brazil and Argentina, but with members throughout the Eastern side of the Andes.
Most of these are from Mexico, although they occur in the southern United States and into South America.
From Mexico and Southern US. Usually having heavy spination and relatively small flowers, the fruits are copiously woolly. Includes the "Golden Barrel Cactus".
Members were given one of these at the start of the year. They were to look after it and bring it back at the December 2020 meeting (the annual Pot Luck) for…
Minutes of the society's meeting (PDF).
Two related genera native to South Africa that grow in a Mediterranean like environment with winter-rainfall; similar to that of Southern California.
Epiphytic cacti do not live in soil like other cacti but in places like rain forests they inhabit the forks or large branches of trees, their roots clinging tightly to their host. Epiphytes have specially designed stomata (leaf openings), that help absorb moisture from the open air.