Your guide to identifying the host
of the desert




Cactus Calling




Inside
•   Pictures and descriptions of the most
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YOUR GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING THE   JUNE 2009
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                            HOST OF THE DESERT    Sun   Mon       Tue    ...
YOUR GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING THE                      YOUR GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING THE
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Cactus Catalog
Cactus Catalog
Cactus Catalog
Cactus Catalog
Cactus Catalog
Cactus Catalog
Cactus Catalog
Cactus Catalog
Cactus Catalog
Cactus Catalog
Cactus Catalog
Cactus Catalog
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Cactus Catalog

  1. 1. Your guide to identifying the host of the desert Cactus Calling Inside • Pictures and descriptions of the most popular cacti • Size and genus • Find out which cacti are edible • Calendar of Events TUCSON PARK DISTRICT Summer 2009
  2. 2. YOUR GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING THE JUNE 2009 Page 2 HOST OF THE DESERT Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Name: Barrel Echinocactus grusonii 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Genus: up to 10 feet 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Size: Food use: pulp is used to make candy 28 29 30 Name: Saguaro Open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Genus: Carnegia gigantea up to 35 feet Size: Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Food use: fruit can be made into jam Name: Chende Genus: Polaskia chende up to 16 feet Size: TUCSON PARK DISTRICT Food use: fruit is edible 5200 Park Drive Tucson, AZ 85719 Phone: 520-555-4800 Fax: 520-555-4801
  3. 3. YOUR GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING THE YOUR GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING THE Page 3 Page 2 HOST OF THE DESERT HOST OF THE DESERT Name: Silver Cholla Name: Silver Cholla Genus: Cylindropuntia fulgida Genus: Cylindropuntia fulgida up to 8 feet up to 8 feet Size: Size: Food use: some fruit is edible Food use: some fruit is edible Name: Desert Prickly Name: Desert Prickly Genus: Opuntia engelmannii Genus: Opuntia engelmannii pads can grow pads can grow Size: Size: Food use: inner fruit made into jelly Food use: inner fruit made into jelly Name: Cereus Name: Cereus Genus: Cereus lamprospermus Genus: Cereus lamprospermus up to 30 feet up to 30 feet Size: Size: Food use: some fruit is edible Food use: some fruit is edible

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