Cacti of Arizona


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Below is a list of all cacti found in Arizona; the main species first, those with a photograph and full description page, followed by all other species, generally less common.


Coryphantha scheeri, giant pincushion cactus (AZ, NM, TX)
Cylindropuntia abyssi, Peach Springs canyon cholla (AZ)
Echinocereus apachensis, Apache hedgehog cactus (AZ)
Echinocereus pectinatus, Mexican rainbow cactus (AZ, NM, TX)
Echinomastus intertextus, woven spine pineapple cactus (AZ, NM, TX)
Escobaria alversonii, cushion foxtail cactus (AZ, CA)
Escobaria missouriensis, Missouri foxtail cactus (AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX, WY)
Escobaria robbinsiorum, Cochise foxtail cactus (AZ)
Grusonia parishii, matted cholla (AZ, CA, NV)
Mammillaria macdougalii, MacDougal pincushion cactus (AZ)
Mammillaria mainiae, counterclockwise fishhook cactus (AZ)
Mammillaria thornberi, Thornber's pincushion cactus (AZ)
Mammillaria viridiflora, green flowered pincushion cactus (AZ, NM)
Mammillaria wrightii, Wright's nipple cactus (AZ, NM, TX)
Opuntia fragilis, brittle prickly pear (AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WY, WA)
Opuntia laevis, smooth prickly pear (AZ)
Opuntia martiniana, seashore cactus (AZ, UT)
Opuntia pinkavae, Pinkava's prickly pear (AZ, UT)
Pediocactus paradinei, Kaibab pincushion cactus (AZ)
Pediocactus peeblesianus, Navajo pincushion cactus (AZ)
Pediocactus sileri, Siler's pincushion cactus (AZ, UT)
Sclerocactus papyracanthus, paperspine fishhook cactus (AZ, NM)
Sclerocactus sileri, Siler fishhook cactus (AZ)
Sclerocactus whipplei, Whipple's fishhook cactus (AZ, UT)

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