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Cacti and Succulents come in different shapes, sizes and colours. They can be found in hot, dry regions, arid deserts, seaside cliffs, limbs of steamy jungle trees, on mountains, in rainforests and some even grow in Alaska and near Antarctica. In short, they are found all over the world.

mammillaria bocasana

MAMMILLARIA BOCASANA

There are different types of varieties, and sometimes it is hard to put them into their families as their names change every so often, so a lot of Collectors and sellers use both old names and new names.  For example, Cactus, Notocactus is been added to Parodia. So Notocactus leninghausii is Parodia leninghausii now. And it makes buying plants hard as you think you are getting a different plant when you are not.

On my website, I have added some synonyms of different names that have been changed over the years.

ariocarpus

ARIOCARPUS RETUSUS

 

astrophytum

ASTROPHYTUM MYRIOSTMA NUDUM

 

This is the list of cacti and succulent family names that I know of.

CACTI VARIETIES

Acanthocalycium, Acanthocereus, Acharagma, Ancistrocactus, Ariocarpus, Armatocereus, Astrophytum, Austrocactus, Austrocylindropuntia, Aztekium, Bergerocactus, Blossfeldia, Brachycereus, Brasilicereus, Brasiliopuntia, Browningia, Calymmanthium, Carnegiea, Cephalocereus, Cereus, Cinta, Cipocereus, Cleistocactus, Cochemiea, Coleocephalocereus, Consolea, Copiapoa, Corryocactus, Corynopuntia, Coryphantha, Cumulopuntia, Cylindropuntia, Dendrocereus, Denmoza, Discocactus, Disocactus, Echinocactus, Echinocereus, Echinomastus, Echinopsis, Epiphllum, Epithelantha, Eriosyce, Escobaria, Escontria, Espostoa, Espostoopsis, Eulychnia, Facheiroa, Ferocactus, Frailea, Geohintonia, Grusonia, Gymnocalycium, Haageocereus, Harrisia, Hatiora, Hylocereus, Isolatocereus, Jasminocereus, Lasiocereus, Leocereus, Lepismium, Leptocereus, Leuchtenbergia, Lophophora, Maihuenia, Maihueniopsis, Mammillaria, Mammilloydia, Matucana, Melocactus, Micranthocereus, Micropuntia, Mila, Migueliopuntia, Myrtillocactus, Neobuxbaumia, Neolloydia, Neoraimondia, Notocatus, Noewrdermannia, Obregonia, Opuntia, Oreocereus, Oroya, ORtegocactus, Pacycereus, Parodia, Pediocactus, Pelecyphora, Peniocereus, Perseskia, Pereskiopsis, Pierrebraunia, Pilosocereus, Polaskia, Praecereus, Pseudoacanthocereus, Pseudorhipsalis, Pterocactus, Pymaeocereus, Quiabentia, Rauhocereus, Rebutia, Rhipsalis, Samaipaticereus, Shlumbergera, Sclerocactus, Selenicereus, Stenocactus, stenocereus, stephanocereus, stetsonia, strombocactus, Sulcorebutia, Tacinga, Tephrocactus, Tunilla, Tubinicarpus, Uebelmannia, Weberbauerocereus, Weberocereus, xPacherocactus, Yavia, Yungasocereus.

DELOSPERMA LEHMANNII

 

pachyphytum compactum

PACHYPHYTUM COMPACTUM

 

SUCCULENT VARIETIES

Agavaceae, Agave, Beschorneria, Furcraea, Hesperaloe, Manfreda, Polianthes, Yucca, Aizoaceae, Acrodon, Aethephyllum, Aloinopsis, Amphibolia, Antegibbaeum, Antimima, Apatesia, Aptenia, Arenifera, Argyroderma, Aridaria, Aspazoma, Astridia, Bergeranthus, Bijlia, Braunsia, Brownanthus, Carpanthea, Carpobrotus, Carruanthus, Caryotophora, Caulipsolon, Cephalophyllum, Cerochlamys,  Chasmatophyllum, Cheiridopsis, Cleretum, Conicosia, Conophytum, Corpuscularia, Cylindrophyllum, Deilanthe, Delosperma, Dicrocaulon, Didymaotus, Dinteranthus, Diplosoma, Disphyma, Dorotheanthus, Dracophilus, Drosanthemopsis, Drosanthemum, Eberlanzia, Ebracteola, Ectotropis, Enarganthe, Erepsia, Esterhuysenia, Faucaria, Fenestraria, Frithia, Gibbaeum, Glottiphyllum, Hallianathus, Hammeria, Hartmanthus, Hereroa,  Hymenogyne, Ihlenfeldtia, Jacobsenia, Jensenobotrya, Jordaaniella, Juttadinteria, Khadia, Lampranthus, Lapidaria, Leipoldtia, Lithops, Machairophyllum, Malephora, Marlothistella, Mesembryanthemum, Mestoklema, Meyerophytum, Mitrophyllum, Monilaria, Mossia, Muiria, Namaquanthus, Namibia, Nananthus, Nelia, Neohenricia, Octopoma, Odontophorus, Oophytum, Orthopterum, Oscularia, Ottosonderia, Peersia, Phiambolia, Phyllobolus, Pleiospilos, Polymita, Prenia, Prepodesma, Psammophora, Psilocaulon, Rabiea, Rhinephyllum, Rhombophyllum, Ruschia, Ruschianthemum, Ruschianthus, Ruschiella, Saphesia, Sarcozona, Sceletium, Schlechteranthus, Schwantesia, Scopelogena, Skiatophytum, Smicrostigma, Stayneria, Stoeberia, Stomatium, Synaptophyllum, Synaptopphyllum, Tanquana, Titanopsis, Trichodiadema, Vanheerdea, Vanzijlia, Vlokia, Wooleya, Zeuktophyllum, Aloaceae, Aloe, Astroloba, Chortolirion, Gasteria, Haworthia, Poellnitzia, Anacardiaceae, Pachycormus, Apocynaceae, Adenium, Angolluma, Anomalluma, Apteranthes, Australluma, Ballyanthus, Baynesia, Borealluma, Boucerosia, Caralluma, Ceropegia, Cynanchum, Duvalia, Echidnopsis, Edithcolea, Hoodia, Hoya, Huernia, Larryleachia, Lavrania, Notechidnopsis, Orbea, Pachypodium, Pectinaria, Piaranthus,Pseudolithos, Quaqua, Raphionacme, Rhytidocaulon, Richtersveldia, Stapelia, Stapelianthus, Stapeliopsis, Tavaresia, Tridentea, Tromotriche, Whitesloanea, Araliaceae, Cussonia, Asteraceae, Coreopsis, Othonna, Senecio, Bromeliaceae, Deuterocohnia, Dyckia, Hechtia, Burseraceae, Bursera, Commiphora, Campanulaceae, Brighamia, Convolvulaceae, Ipomoea, Crassulaceae, Adromischus, Aeonium, Afrovivella, Aichryson, Cotyledon,  Crassula, Cremnophila, Dudleya, Echeveria, Graptopetalum, Graptosedum, Greenovia, Hylotelephium, Hypagophytum, Kalanchoe, Lenophyllum, Meterostachys, Monanthes, Orostachys, Pachyphytum, Phedimus, Pistorinia, Prometheum, Rhodiola, Rosularia, Sedella, Sedum, Sempervivum, Sinocrassula, Thompsonell Tylecodon, Umbilicus, Villadia, Cucurbitaceae, Ibervillea, Didiereaceae, Alluaudia, Alluaudiopsis, Decarya, Didierea, Euphorbiaceae, Euphorbia, Jatropha, Monadenium, Pedilanthus, Fabaceae, Erythrina, Fouquieriaceae, Fouquieria, Geraniaceae, Monsonia, Pelargonium, Hyacinthaceae, Albuca, Bowiea, Massonia, Lamiaceae, Plectranthus, Malvaceae, Firmiana, Moraceae, Dorstenia, Ficus, Passifloraceae, Adenia, Pedaliaceae, Sesamothamnus, Uncarina, Portulacaceae, Anacampseros, Avonia, Calandrinia, Cistanthe, Rhamnaceae, Colletia, Ruscaceae, Beaucarnea, Calibanus, Dasylirion, Dracaena, Nolina, Sansevieria, Selaginellaceae, Selaginella, Vitaceae, Cissus, Cyphostemma, Welwitschiaceae, Welwitschia.

parodia magnifica

PARODIA MAGNIFICA

 

Lots of the varieties are not allowed in Australia, and are classed as a weed. Maybe it is why you have not seen them before.

I hope this help you when classing them into their families.

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