family Cactaceae


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Noun1.family Cactaceae - constituting the order Opuntialesfamily Cactaceae - constituting the order Opuntiales  
caryophylloid dicot family - family of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Opuntiales, order Opuntiales - coextensive with the family Cactaceae: cactuses
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
Acanthocereus, genus Acanthocereus - mostly trailing cacti having nocturnal white flowers; tropical America and Caribbean region
Aporocactus, genus Aporocactus - small genus of epiphytic cacti of Mexico
Ariocarpus, genus Ariocarpus - slow-growing geophytic cacti; northern and eastern Mexico; southern Texas
Carnegiea, genus Carnegiea - caryophylloid dicot genus with only one species: saguaro
Cereus, genus Cereus - genus of much-branched treelike or shrubby cacti with pronounced ribs and rounded needlelike spines and nocturnal flowers usually white
genus Coryphantha - mainly globose cacti of southwestern United States and Mexico covered with many nodules; superficially resembling and formerly included in genus Mammillaria
genus Echinocactus - globular or cylindrical cacti; southwestern United States to Brazil
Echinocereus, genus Echinocereus - large genus of low-growing shrubby ribbed cacti of Mexico and southwestern United States
genus Epiphyllum - small genus of tropical American (mainly Central America) cacti
Ferocactus, genus Ferocactus - genus of nearly globular cacti of Mexico and southwestern United States: barrel cacti
genus Gymnocalycium, Gymnocalycium - large genus of low-growing globular South American cacti with spiny ribs covered with many tubercles
genus Harrisia, Harrisia - genus of slender often treelike spiny cacti with solitary showy nocturnal white or pink flowers; Florida and Caribbean to South America
genus Hatiora, Hatiora - small genus of South American epiphytic or lithophytic cacti
genus Hylocereus, Hylocereus - genus of climbing or epiphytic tropical American cacti with angular stems and mostly white very fragrant flowers
genus Lemaireocereus, Lemaireocereus - tropical American cacti usually tall and branching with stout spines and funnel-shaped flowers and globular or ovoid often edible fruit
genus Lophophora, Lophophora - two species of small cacti of northeastern Mexico and southwestern United States having rounded stems covered with jointed tubercles: mescal
genus Mammillaria - large genus of cacti characterized chiefly by nipple-shaped protuberances or tubercles on their surface
genus Melocactus, Melocactus - genus of strongly ribbed globose or spheroid cacti of tropical South and Central America and the Caribbean
genus Myrtillocactus, Myrtillocactus - small genus of arborescent cacti of Mexico and Central America
genus Pediocactus, Pediocactus - low-growing cacti of the Great Plains of North America
genus Nopalea, Nopalea - a genus of the cactus family with scarlet flowers
genus Opuntia, Opuntia - large genus of cactuses native to America: prickly pears
genus Peireskia, genus Pereskia, Peireskia, Pereskia - genus of tropical American shrubby trees and woody climbers having slender branches with broad flat leaves and large panicles of flowers
genus Rhipsalis, Rhipsalis - large genus of epiphytic or lithophytic unarmed cacti with usually segmented stems and pendulous branches; flowers are small followed by berrylike fruits
genus Schlumbergera, Schlumbergera - South American epiphytic or lithophytic cacti
genus Selenicereus, Selenicereus - mostly epiphytic climbing cacti that bloom at night
genus Zygocactus, Zygocactus - small genus of Brazilian cacti having flat fleshy usually branched joints and showy red or pink flowers followed by red fleshy fruits
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The family Cactaceae, endemic to the Western Hemisphere, contains about 1,800 species.
He is a member of the succulent plant family Cactaceae often used as ornamental plants, but some are also crop plants.