Cacti donations made to the Tucker greenhouse!

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Echinocactus grusonii-Cactaceae (Barrel cactus)

This Saguaro is 40 years old. It might send out its first branch in another 20 years.

 

cactus 2

This Carnegie gigantic is ten years old Cactaceae (Saguaro cactus)

These three cacti were generously donated to the Tucker greenhouse ‘Desert room’ by Dr. Jeanne Mihail from the Plant Science Dept. at MU.  Dr. Mihail grew the smaller Saguaro from a seed!  Dr. Mihail is a mycologist and teaches ‘Biology of Fungi’.