Cactus family : CACTACEAE (CARYOPHYLLIDAE) in Australia
including Leuchtenbergiaceae and Opuntiaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
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Christine Ashe
  
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Chamaecereus sylvestrii
Peanut Cactus
Sydney, November 2007

Consolea moniliformis
Tuna
Sydney, November 2007

Epiphyllum hybrid
Orchid Cactus
Sydney, October 2006

Ferocactus schwarzii
Schwartz's Cactus
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, November 2007

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii
Red Chin Cactus
Sydney, November 2006

Hylocereus undatus
Dragon Fruit
Sydney, December 2006

Lepismium houlletianum
Houllet's Cactus
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, November 2007

Mammillaria gracilis
Thimble Cactus
Sydney, August 2007

Opuntia ficus-indica
Indian Fig Cactus
Sydney, January 2007

Opuntia microdasys
Teddy Bear Cactus
Sydney, August 2006

Opuntia monacantha
Drooping Tree Pear
Sydney, January 2007

Rhipsalis capilliformis
Thin Jungle Cactus
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, November 2007

Schlumbergera bridgesii
Christmas Cactus
Sydney, August 2006

Trichocerus peruvianus
Peruvian Torch Cactus
Sydney, August 2006

The only caterpillar that we have encountered in Australia that feeds on members of CACTACEAE was deliberately imported from overseas specifically to to so, namely:


Cactoblastis cactorum

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(updated 4 January 2013)