Goats and prickly pear cacti

Feeding Prickly Pear Cactus to Goats

(Photograph = Goats eating prickly pear) Introduction Prickly pear cactus (Opuntia species) is an important natural resource…

Gibberellic Acid

Gibberellic Acid and Cactus Germination

(Photograph = Gibberellic Acid) Introduction Gibberellic acid (GA) is a plant hormone involved in growth, flowering, fruit…

Polaskia chende

Polaskia chende

(Photograph = Polaskia chende, Amante Darmanin) Introduction Polaskia chende is a large columnar cactus that grows in…

Mammillaria seeds

Storing Mammillaria supertexta Seeds

(Photograph = Mammillaria seeds) Introduction Generally speaking there are two types of seeds when it comes to…

Yucca seed pod, Aiden Grey

Yuccas and Yucca Moths: A Symbiosis

(Photograph = Yucca seed pod, Aiden Grey) Introduction Yuccas are pollinated by Yucca moths. All species of…

Prosopis juliflora, Poncho Borquez

Prosopis juliflora, A Conflict of Interest Desert Tree

(Photograph = Prosopis juliflora, Poncho Borquez) Introduction Prosopis juliflora is a large shrub or small tree in…

Various fungal cultures, David Midgley

Fungi Inside the Cacti in Arizona

(Photograph = Fungal Cultures, David Midgley) Introduction Fungi associate with essentially all plants. Fungi cover the roots…

Echinocereus coccineus

Echinocereus coccineus

(Photograph =  Echinocereus coccineus) Introduction Echinocereus is a genus of generally small, North American, ribbed cacti. There are…