California Cacti Acquisition

Cactus Number One Cactus Number Two Cactus Number Three

On our recent excursion to the California Desert, we were honored to meet up with long-time reader and commenter Crotalus, who was kind enough to present us with these three beautiful examples of cacti from his collection. We transported them to the Arizona desert where they seem to be doing quite well.

In our hasty meeting (we were packing up to head home) I was not able to record their proper binomial names, so I will (for the time being) just refer to them as our California Cacti number one, two and three. You can click on any one of the three images above to enlarge to full size.

We are already planning our next visit to the Palm Desert area to meet with our kids and the other set of Grandparents to the new little grandson. By then, we may be able to meet up with Crotalus again to properly identify the varieties of these cacti.


  1. Crotalus said,

    September 27, 2015 @ 11:49:31

    Heeerre I come, to save the daaayyyy! ????
    The little fishhook is Mammillaria yaquensis, sometimes considered a variety of Mammillaria thornberi. Next is Pygmaeocereus bylesianus, the dwarf cereus from costal Peru. Last is Ferocactus viridescens, the San Diego Coast Barrel.

  2. Crotalus said,

    September 27, 2015 @ 16:30:31

    Okay, I was getting some weird error message on my iPhone, so I kept trying to send. I never knew that they were going through. And I see unexplained question marks. Twilight Zone?

  3. Cap'n Bob said,

    September 27, 2015 @ 21:36:45

    Not a problem, Crotalus. I have deleted the extraneous comments. Thanks for your replies.

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