Cacti and Succulents


Opuntia winter colors. Cactus and Succulent Journal 93: In press.

Cacti grow smaller in cold environments and larger in warm ones. Cactus and Succulent Journal 93: In press. [Gorelick R and Gorelick R]

Sotol (Dasylirion wheeleri) with curly leaves. Cactus and Succulent Journal 93: In press.

Pediocactus knowltonii. Cactus and Succulent Journal 93: In press.


The Coryphantha sneedii complex is indeed complex and continuously intergrades with Coryphantha vivipara. Haseltonia 27: in press.

Ultra-thin hairy new shoots on belowground cuttings of recently rooted Cylindropuntia leptocaulis (Cactaceae). Haseltonia 27: in press.

Opuntia basilaris var. heilii. Cactus World 38(4): 293-294.

Coryphantha organensis and other cacti at Soledad Canyon, Organ Mountains, New Mexico. Cactus World 38(4): 269-276.

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis x versicolor. Cactus Explorer 26: 80-82.

Coryphantha missouriensis with pectinate spines. Cactus World 38(3): 238.

Cylindropuntia ramosissima – the diamond cholla. Cactus World 38(3): 195-198.

Cuyama River cacti and succulents. Cactus and Succulent Journal 92(3): 189-207.

Range of Cylindropuntia whipplei (Cactaceae) in New Mexico. Phytoneuron 2020(47): 1-10.


Espostoa (Vatricania) guentheri have unusual cephalia or pseudocephalia. Haseltonia 26: 58-67.

Spineless Opuntia fragilis. Cactus and Succulent Journal 91(4): 287-288.

Echinocereus reichenbachii subsp. baileyi. Cactus and Succulent Journal 91(3): 177-181.

Opuntia tortispina. Cactus and Succulent Journal  91(1): 197-198.


Historical note on rooting succulent leaf cuttings. Haseltonia 24: 63.


Organ pipe cactus, Stenocereus thurberi, with fleshy leaves on spherical short-shoots that have indeterminate growth. Haseltonia 23: 117-124.

Rooting Sinningia leaves. Cactus World 35(3): 222.

Opuntia fragilis in the San Juan Islands. Cactus and Succulent Journal  89(4): 185-188.

Historical records of the range of Opuntia fragilis. Cactus Explorer 18: 41-42.


Subdermal woody thorns with secondary growth may support shoots of senita, Lophocereus schottii (Cactaceae). Haseltonia 22: 18-21. [plus front cover photo]

What is a cephalium? Bradleya 34: 100-124.


Hesperoyucca whipplei. Cactus and Succulent Journal 87(6): 269-270.

New combinations in Coryphantha and Escobaria (Cactaceae). Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 9(1-2): 25-30, 351-352.

Northern range limit of Opuntia fragilis and the Cactaceae is 56°N, not 58°N. Madroño 62(2): 115-123.

Review of CITES and cacti: a user’s guide by Maurizio Sajeva, H. Noel McGough, Lucy Garrett, Jonas Lüthy, Maurice Tse-Laurence, Catherine Rutherford, and Guilia Sajeva. Plant Science Bulletin 61(2): 73-75.

Why vegetative propagation of leaf cuttings is possible in succulent and semi-succulent plants. Haseltonia 20: 51-57.

From the editor. Haseltonia 20: 2.  [and cover photos of Agave shawii ssp. goldmaniana and Matucana madisoniorum]

Freeze-tolerance of cacti (Cactaceae) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. [Root Gorelick, Taly Drezner, Ken Hancock] Madroño 62(1): 32-44.


Strange stem architecture of pachycaulous morning glories. Cactus Explorer 13: 88-89.

Review of Melocactus the genus in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao by George Thomson. Cactus and Succulent Journal 86(4): 162.

Morphology and development of sunken terminal cephalium in Discocactus (Cactaceae). Madroño 61(2): 194-200.

Sclerocactus parviflorus amongst the arches. Cactus and Succulent Journal 86(1): 37-39.

Axillary branching of lateral cephalia in Cactaceae is not constrained by tilting of shoot apices. Haseltonia 19: 13-16.

From the editor. Haseltonia 19: 2. [and cover photo of Fouquieria columnaris]


Tephrocactus [Root Gorelick and Dan Mahr]. Cactus and Succulent Journal 85(6): 262-276.

Pterocactus. Cactus and Succulent Journal 85(5): 219-221.

Coleocephalocereus purpureus has a cephalium; Micranthocereus streckeri has a pseudocephalium (Cereeae, Cactoideae, Cactaceae). Bradleya 31: 142-149.
Erratum (2014) Bradleya 32: 180.


Axillary branching of lateral cephalia of Coleocephalocereus (Cactaceae). [Root Gorelick and Marlon Machado]. Haseltonia 17: 35-41.

Euphorbia antiquorum and James Bond. Cactus and Succulent Journal 84(5): 244-246.


Ferocactus hamatacanthus at Big Bend. Cactus World 29(4): 211-216.

Ariocarpus fissuratus and other cacti at the Dog Canyon Trailhead, Big Bend. Cactus and Succulent Journal 83(4): 146-149.

Cacti and agaves at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Cactus World 29(1): 27-30.


Review of The Aloe of Madagascar [Les Aloe de Madagascar] by Jean-Bernard Castillon and Jean-Philippe Castillon. Cactus and Succulent Journal 82(6): 280-281.

Coryphantha echinus. Cactus World 28(2): 112.

Review of Texas cacti by Brian Loflin and Shirley Loflin. Cactus and Succulent Journal 82(1): 31.


Dracena draco…in Canada. Cactus and Succulent Journal 81(6): 277.
Erratum. Cactus and Succulent Journal 82(1): 31.

From the editor. Haseltonia 15: 2.

Meritorious micranthocerei. Cactus World 27(3): 183-184.

Evolution of cacti is largely driven by genetic drift, not selection. Bradleya 27: 37-48.

Columnar cacti of eastern Brazil. [Root Gorelick and Graham Charles].

The genera Brasilicereus, Cipocereus, and Pilosocereus in eastern Brazil. Cactus and Succulent Journal 81(3): 126-129, 132-136.

Two more cephalium-bearing cacti: Espostoopsis dybowskii and Facheiroa cephaliomelana subsp. estevesii. Cactus and Succulent Journal 81(3): 137.

Opuntioids of eastern Brazil – Tacinga, Quiabentia, Brasiliopuntia. [Sabrina Mota Lambert and Root Gorelick]. Published online at [photos can be enlarged here].

Odd opuntias: Quiabentia and Brasiliopuntia. Cactus and Succulent Journal 81(3): 162.

After a few wet years in southern New Mexico. Cactus and Succulent Journal 81(1): 22-24. 33.


Early cactus evolution. Haseltonia 14: 3-5.

From the editor. Haseltonia 14: 2.

Review of Cacti of Texas, a field guide: with emphasis on the Trans-Pecos species by A. Michael Powell, James F. Weedin, and Shirley A. Powell. Plant Science Bulletin 54(2): 81.

Fouquieria burragei, a rare species from southern Baja. Cactus and Succulent Journal 80(4): 204-207.

Review of Great cacti: ethnobotany and biogeography by David Yetman. Cactus and Succulent Journal 80(2): 84.

Some crested cacti of Baja California. Cactus and Succulent Journal 80(1): 4-6.


Cochemiea halei on peninsular Baja California Sur. Cactus and Succulent Journal 79(6): 274-275.

From the editor. Haseltonia 13: 2.

Review of Sonoran Desert plants: an ecological atlas by Raymond M. Turner, Janice E. Bowers, and Tony L. Burgess. Cactus and Succulent Journal 79(6): 278-279.

Review of Dry borders: great natural reserves of the Sonoran Desert edited by Richard S. Felger and Bill Broyles. Cactus and Succulent Journal 79(6): 278.

The Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. Cactus World 25(3): 125-136 [plus cover photo]. (Please click here for high-quality page proofs of images)

Review of Copiapoa in their environment (2006) by Rudolf Schulz. Cactus and Succulent Journal 79(4): 171.

Review of The organ pipe cactus by David Yetman. Plant Science Bulletin 53(2): 74.

Northernmost sightings of Bursera microphylla. Cactus and Succulent Journal 79(3): 109.

Corynopuntia marenae. Cactus and Succulent Journal 79(3): 139.

Review of Bradleya 24 edited by Colin C. Walker. Cactus and Succulent Journal 79(1): 35.

Achlorophyllous Mammillaria grahamii in Tempe, Arizona. Cactus and Succulent Journal 79(1): 4-6.


Coryphantha dasyacantha found in New Mexico…and the cacti at Anthony Gap. Cactus and Succulent Journal 78(4): 184-189.

Echinocereus coccineus var. rosei in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. Cactus and Succulent Journal 78(4): 172-172.

Review of Ferocactus by John Pilbeam and Derek Bowdery. Cactus World 24(2): 95-96.

From the editor. Haseltonia 12: 2.

Hiking New Mexico’s Achenbach Canyon. Cactus and Succulent Journal 78(3): 131-136.

Coryphantha recurvata at Sycamore Canyon. Cactus and Succulent Journal 78(3): 146-149.

Nopalea auberi. Cactus and Succulent Journal 78(3): 151.

Cylindropuntia molesta. Cactus and Succulent Journal 78(2): 95.

Opuntia basilaris. Cactus and Succulent Journal 78(2): 72.


Opuntia quitensis. Cactus and Succulent Journal 77(5): 265.

Cacti and succulents at First Water Creek, Superstition Mountains, Arizona. Cactus and Succulent Journal 77(5): 237-243.

Review of Sonoran Desert plants: an ecological atlas by Raymond M. Turner, Janice E. Bowers and Tony L. Burgess. Plant Science Bulletin 51(4): 146-147.

Bursera microphylla and surrounding spring wildflowers. Cactus and Succulent Journal 77(4): 196-201.

Flower density on a Cleistocactus species. Cactus and Succulent Journal 77(3): 130-131.

Review of Cacti of the Trans-Pecos and adjacent areas by A. Michael Powell and James F. Weedin. Plant Science Bulletin 51(3): 110-112.

Distribution of Ferocactus emoryi (Cactaceae) in Arizona [Root Gorelick and Shannon Doan]. Bradleya 23: 31-40.

Review of Food plants of the Sonoran Desert by Wendy C. Hodgson. Cactus and Succulent Journal 77(3): 129.

Bursera microphylla in Phoenix, Arizona. Cactus & Succulent Journal 77(3): 146-147.

Cacti along Vekol Wash in south-eastern Sonoran Desert National Monument. British Cactus and Succulent Journal 23(1): 35-40.

Echinocactus polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides in Marble Canyon. Cactus and Succulent Journal 77(1): 44-45.


Resolving the phylogenetic placement of Blossfeldia liliputana (Cactaceae): reticulate evolution, chloroplast inheritance, and graft-chimeras. Bradleya 22: 9-14.


DNA sequences and cactus classification. Bradleya 20: 1-4.