Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Who can argue with Mammalaria compressa, Mammalaria boolii or bombycina, Mammalaria discolor or elongata, Opuntia dejecta --- just to list a few?These Latin names are marvelous! I had a Siamese cat named Opuntia, which suited her perfectly. I also had a cat named Turnip, but we won't go there. These plants, most of whose leaves are reduced to spines, are highly adapted to dry climates.