Cacti of New Mexico

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

Coryphantha scheeri, giant pincushion cactus (AZ, NM, TX)
Cylindropuntia davisii, Thistle cholla (NM, OK, TX)
Echinocereus pectinatus, Mexican rainbow cactus (AZ, NM, TX)
Echinomastus intertextus, woven spine pineapple cactus (AZ, NM, TX)
Escobaria missouriensis, Missouri foxtail cactus (AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX, WY)
Escobaria orcuttii, Orcutt's foxtail cactus (NM)
Escobaria organensis, Organ Mountain foxtail cactus (NM)
Escobaria sandbergii, San Andres Mountain foxtail cactus (NM)
Escobaria sneedii, Sneed's pincushion cactus (NM, TX)
Escobaria villardii, Sacramento Mountain foxtail cactus (NM)
Mammillaria lasiacantha, lacespine pincushion cactus (NM, TX)
Mammillaria viridiflora, green flowered pincushion cactus (AZ, NM)
Mammillaria wrightii, Wright's nipple cactus (AZ, NM, TX)
Opuntia cymochila, grassland prickly pear (CO, KS, NE, NM, OK, TX)
Opuntia valida, San Antonio prickly pear (NM)
Pediocactus knowltonii, Knowlton's miniature cactus (NM)
Sclerocactus mesae-verdae, Mesa Verde fishhook cactus (CO, NM)
Sclerocactus papyracanthus, paperspine fishhook cactus (AZ, NM)

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