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Alluaudia
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Alluaudia

Semisempreverde succulenta native to Madagascar; to the genus alluaudia belong 4-5 species, some of which in nature reach 10-12 m in height, in pots they remain within much more modest dimensions. They have erect, fleshy stems, of silvery gray color, very branched; with the age in the lower part they tend to become woody; the stems bear numerous stiff thorns, including small ovate leaves, bright green, waxy and shiny, which often fall in the cold season.

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Jatropha podagrica

Semi-evergreen caudiciform succulent plant native to Central America, cultivated in Africa and Asia as a medicinal plant; in places where it is widespread as an outdoor plant, the adult specimens can reach about two meters in height. It has a caudice up to 20 cm wide at the base, which is poorly branched, light brown in color, covered with thin flakes.
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Browningia

This genus includes some columnar cacti, originating from South America, also present in high altitude areas. They have erect stems, high in nature even 6-7 m, of dark green or bluish color, with numerous little pronounced ribs; they tend to branch out in the upper part of the stem, sometimes producing a dense crown of intertwined branches.
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Acanthocalicium

Globose cactacea, columnar with age, originating from the Argentine side of the Andes. The stem is gray-green, sometimes tending to yellowish, with 15-20 ribs; the areolas are glabrous at the base, woolly at the apex, and carry 10-12 yellow or brown spines. From the end of spring to the beginning of autumn the specimens of at least three years produce numerous flowers on the areolas around the apex of the stem, of yellow or red color; the species A.
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Epithelanta

Slow-growing dwarf cactacea native to the southern United States and Mexico. It has a roundish shape, briefly columnar, with a particular narrowing at about half of its height. The stem is light green, completely covered with small white spines, in spring and summer it produces small white-pink flowers along the crown, which last a few days.
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Cereus of Perщ - Cereus peruvianus

The genus cereus brings together about fifty species of cacti originating in Central and South America. They generally have a columnar shape, some species tend to branch with age; the stem is green or bluish, fleshy, with numerous ribs covered with thorns; in summer they produce large white, pink or red flowers and rounded fruits.
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Coleocephalocereus

Genus that includes some species of columnar cacti, originating in southern America, especially in Brazil. In nature they reach 2-3 meters in height, while in containers they remain close to 60-80 cm. They grow slowly and initially develop for some years as a globose cactus; they have a dark green stem, crossed by 5-15 ribs, which bear numerous spiny areoles; the thorns are yellowish, but become gray with the passage of time.
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Wilcoxia - Peniocereus

Wilcoxia - Peniocereus: Generalities: cacti originating from Mexico, this genus combines only 10-12 species. They have an erect stem, usually short and thickened, often in the shape of a caudex; at the end of the stem they produce numerous elongated branches, sometimes prostrate or creeping. In summer, at the apex of the stems, numerous elongated flowers bloom, which open at night and close again during the day, very fragrant, white, pink or red.
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Thelocactus

Globose or briefly columnar cacti originating from South America. They have green or bluish stems, with numerous ribs, from seven to twenty, depending on the species; they have round areolas, which bear numerous yellowish, brown or black spines. The adult specimens can reach even considerable dimensions, with a diameter of around 20-25 cm; in summer even the youngest plants produce numerous funnel-shaped flowers, bright pink or white, which last a few days, closing up as the sun goes down, and tendentially bloom on the areoles near the apex of the plant.
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Sarcocaulon

Genus that brings together about fifteen species of succulent shrubs originating in southern Africa, with deciduous leaves. They have woody stems, slightly waxy, which carry numerous sharp thorns; generally they are very branched, in a disordered manner, and tend to have a prostrate development.
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Mother-in-law language - Lepismium

This genus has about ten species of epiphytic cacti, originating in the rainforests of South America. They consist of dense tufts of arched, flattened stems, up to two meters long in nature, more contained in specimens grown in container; they are bright green, sometimes reddish, especially if the plant is grown in excessively sunny areas; they have wavy edges, with numerous woolly areoles, which carry 4-8 short dark spines; the stems tend to branch towards the apex; some species have stems with an almost triangular section.
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Stenocereus

Stenocereus are a few dozen succulent plants native to Mexico. They usually grow gathered in dense groups, at first erect, then falling back with age; some species, such as S. pruinosus, are instead erect, poorly or not at all branched; S. chrysocarpus has erect, very branched stems, which also reach 3m in height.
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Mesembryanthemum - Mesembryantemum

Originally from southern Africa, the mesebryantemum genus in the past included about a thousand species, today it has been dismembered in numerous genera. The species currently indicated with the traditional name, are used to cultivate the slopes, the rock gardens and for the borders.
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Arrojadoa

Columnar cacti originating in Brazil and South America. They have quite thin stems, not very branched, erect, of a bright green color, sometimes bluish, and bear numerous clear spines, very sharp and thin; large parts of the species remain below 50 cm, but some species can even reach one meter.
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Aporophyllum

Intergenetic hybrid, the name derives from the fusion si aporocactus and epiphyllum, but in the ancestors of the flavophyllum there are certainly many other succulents. It produces enlarged tufts, consisting of thin arched or hanging stems, of green color, in various shades depending on the species, or reddish-green, furrowed by showy ribs with numerous dark or yellow spines.
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Prickly Pear - Opuntia

Opuntia Evergreen cacti originating from Mexico, widespread throughout most of the globe, especially in Astralia and the Mediterranean basin, the Opuntia have erect or slightly prostrate stems, divided into large, oval, flattened segments, with a diameter of 30-70 cm, fleshy, bright green, generally called pale; they have few sharp spines, gathered in groups of 2-3, 4-5 cm long; adult plants can reach 4-5 m in height.
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Succulent rosettes

Succulent plants are organisms that have adapted over time to survive in places with arid or semi-arid climatic conditions; to survive in these places the succulent plants have developed particular development models, suitable for retaining humidity, for surviving the sun and heat.
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Coral Crassula

Small succulent of South African origin; develops large fleshy roots, from which branch some thin stems, generally creeping or erect, some centimeters long, which bear numerous small roundish leaves, dark green, covered by a layer of bloom which makes them gray-blue; the leaves in the lower part of the stems are often brown or brown.
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Ancistrocactus

Small cactacea, native to Central America. It has a globular shape, which with the age of the plant tends to become slightly elongated; adult specimens can reach 10-15 cm in height; the stem is green or blue-green in color, and shows clear tubercles from which numerous thorns branch off, which almost completely cover the plant.
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Cacto mouse tail - Flagelliform Aporocactus

Cactacea of ​​Central American origin; produces large clumps, consisting of thin elongated stems, light green in color, covered with thin yellowish thorns, hanging or briefly erected. In late spring on the lower part of the stems showy flowers of pink or reddish color, followed by small roundish fruits, containing numerous dark seeds.
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Sinningia - Rechsteineria leucotricha

Evergreen succulent, native to central-southern America; these plants develop a thick caudex, which can reach 30 cm in diameter, with a predominantly underground development; from the semi-woody caudex develop some erect, thin, rigid stems, light green in color, up to 30-40 cm tall, which bear some large oval leaves, greyish-green in color, covered with a thick silvery hair that makes them velvety.
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