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Image of Stenocereus beneckei photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Benecke's Stenocereus)

Consider this a columnar cactus that prefers to semi-recline rather than stand up straight like its close relatives. In fact, it has been known to create beautiful natural arches. This is a native of Mexico, distributed in the states of Guerrero, Morelos and Mexico, where it is found on rocky hillsides beneath shelter of rugged trees and shrubs. Here water rarely stands long after infrequent rains. This species bears long, flexible stems, light green to slightly grayish, bearing 7 to 9 ribs. Large,...

Image of Stenocereus eruca photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Casa de Ratas, Caterpillar Cactus, Creeping Devil Cactus)

Creeping devil is a unique ground hugging cactus famous for crippling the unwary hiker with its ferocious spines. The species is native to only one place on Earth, the Magdalena Plain of Baja California, the peninsula separated from the Mexican mainland by the Sea of Cortez. This desert experiences little rainfall except from the occasional late summer tropical storm. This is a rare example of a cactus that roots as it grows, and they are known to create extensive groundcover-like colonies that become...

Image of Stenocereus griseus photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Pitayo De Mayo)

This cactus is widely used as a rootstock for grafting as well as a food source in Latin America. It is native to coastal Venezuela and the many coastal islands, it is drought resistant but performs best where there is a moderating maritime influence. Due to its edible fruit the species was introduced early on into Mexico where it has become widely naturalized. This is a tree like columnar cactus that may produce one or more trunks from which branching stems arise. Each is light green to pale blue...

Image of Stenocereus gummosus photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Dagger Cactus, Pithaya Agria)

This rather disorganized looking columnar cactus tends to twist and turn into very large thickets. It is native to a very small range on the Baja California peninsula of Mexico, separated from the mainland by the Sea of Cortez. With little rainfall except the occasional summer tropical storm, this region is very dry and isolated. This is a sprawling cactus that produces a multitude of branches from its base that overall do not attain much height despite the length of individual stems. Their sinuous...

Image of Stenocereus kerberi photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte


This group of widely ranging cacti includes about 25 species. They are native to Arizona, Mexico, Central America, Columbia, Venezuela and the West Indies. The genus name is derived from the Greek word stenos, which means narrow and refers to the narrow width of the ribs along the stems.

Stenocereus is primarily columnar in form, but some have creeping stems and others are slightly shrubby and even tree-like. Each stout, cylindrical green stem has numerous ribs. Species...

Image of Stenocereus pruinosus photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Gray Ghost Organ Pipe Cactus, Pitayo)

This large columnar cactus is a valuable food source in Mexico where its fruit is harvested and sold in some rural markets. It is native to south central Mexico as far north as Puebla and south to Oaxaca, with plants are also found in the drier parts of Veracruz to the east. This is a tree like columnar cactus that may produce one or more trunks from which little-branching stems arise from the base for a distinctive V-shape. Each stem is gray green, the new growth often bearing a distinctive bloom....

Image of Stenocereus stellatus photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Baja Organ Pipe Cactus )

Lush green color gives this large columnar cactus high marks for desert Southwest gardens both as an ornamental and a fruit producer. It is native to south central Mexico in three states: Puebla, Morelos and Oaxaca where summers are hot and dry, the landscape irregular and rocky. It may produce one or more trunks at the base with little to no branching for an upright form overall. Each stem is dark green, bearing 8 to 12 ribs lined with distinctively rounded tubercles or extrusions bearing the corky...

Image of Stenocereus thurberi photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Organ-pipe Cactus)

This large multi-stemmed, columnar cactus is the signature species of Arizona's Organ Pipe National Monument. There it is found in conjunction with the great Saguaro cactus, mesquite and ocotillo. Organ pipe also exist in Sonora and Sinaloa Mexico as well as Baja California. It survives primarily on summer rains and requires dry, mild winters with little frost.

This common name of this species is derived from the fact it forms clusters of large, upright stems that resemble organ pipes. It...


This diverse family of succulents is comprised of approximately 90 genera and thousands of species. All are native throughout the New World from North to South America and throughout the West Indies. They are characterized by beautiful densely petaled flowers with whorls of stamens that come in an array of bright colors, such as yellow, red, pink, magenta, white and orange. These attract a wide variety of pollinators, depending on the species, such as birds, bats, moths and bees. Many plants are...

Image of Tephrocactus articulatus photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte


This curious Argentine cactus has fragile erect stems composed of cylindrical segments that resemble pine cones. Prominent tubercules and clusters of silvery spines are spirally arranged along the segments. Some forms lack spines. The stems fragment readily if jostled or bumped. A shy bloomer, this cactus sometimes produces white to pinkish, cup-shaped flowers in spring or early summer. The fruits that follow are barrel shaped, dry-fleshed, and very thin walled.

This plant prospers in full sun...