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Explore the unexpected beauty of cactus flowers with ten new designs from the U.S. Postal Service. Each stamp depicts a photograph of the flower of one of these ten cacti: Opuntia engelmannii, Rebutia minuscula, Echinocereus dasyacanthus, Echinocereus poselgeri, Echinocereus coccineus, Pelecyphora aselliformis, Parodia microsperma, Echinocactus horizonthalonius, Thelocactus heterochromus, and Parodia scopa.
Within the booklet, each stamp design is featured twice. Cactus nomenclature is in flux, and with new DNA studies, botanists sometimes reclassify plants. As of the printing of these stamps, the names were accurate. Cactus also have common names, with some plants having several different names in widespread use. Cacti are flowering perennial succulents in the plant family Cactaceae. Though experts debate exact numbers, more than 1,500 species are known. Almost all cacti are native to the Americas, ranging from British Columbia and Alberta in Canada to the southern regions of Argentina and Chile. The southwestern U.S. and Mexico are home to cacti’s greatest variety and abundance.