This page contains images of some of the cacti in my collection
The growing of cacti and other succulents has been an interest of mine for more than 30 years. It began about 1974 when I sowed a packet of mixed seeds and then tried to identify the plants that grew. I now have a 6 ft by 8 ft greenhouse which is too small to house all my collection of several hundred plants!
Here are just a few of my plants. The images displayed on this page may change from time to time. For more information about a species, click the text link to go to a ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), Catalogue of Life, Llifle or The Plant List page. Clicking on the image will give you a larger picture.
All photographs © Catherine Shaw. These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
(close-up of flower about to open)
(flower fully open)
Echinopsis densispina var. rebutioides
(alternative flower colour)
Mammillaria spinosissima. Flowers at the tip of a 15 inch drooping stem
Opuntia (Species not known)
Flowering stem of Pachyphytum compactum
Rebutia minuscula (R. senilis var citricarpa)
Rebutia minuscula (R. senilis var iseliana)
Rebutia minuscula (R. violaciflora)