The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society

An Affiliate of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America

The public is welcome to attend our Meetings, Silent Plant Auctions, and the Annual Show and Sale.

All meetings include:
– A brief business meeting;
– Club news
– Q&A on how to grow plants
– Announcements of upcoming meetings and events
– That month’s program
– and, a Silent Plant Auction!

Members frequently bring in cuttings to share.

We meet at 2 pm the last Sunday of most months at the Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona. The general meeting begins at 2 pm but you can come early to socialize and peruse the Silent Auction plants. Here is a map of the Garden.

Our Board meets monthly to discuss CACSS business; all members are welcome to attend Board meetings.
Meetings and the Annual April Show & Sale are usually held in Dorrance Hall. The October Silent Auction is usually held in the Wildflower Pavilion.

Refer to our Web site or contact us for last-minute changes.

This page shows events for the current year, 2017. An archive of our meetings going back through 2000 is here.


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March Monthly Meeting

March 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SPEAKER: Lucas C. Majure, Ph.D. Biologist of New World Succulents, Desert Botanical Garden

TOPIC: Systematics of the Cacti of Cuba and Hispaniola

The Greater Antilles, including Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Puerto Rico are home to a wide diversity of cacti. The two islands with the highest number of species are Cuba with around 40 species followed by Hispaniola with around 30 species of cacti. Although we have a basic understanding of what species occur on the islands and how rare and/or common they are, there have been no comprehensive systematic studies detailing evolutionary relationships and actual species limits. I’ll be outlining ongoing projects on both Cuba and Hispaniola to better understand the cacti of those islands, and I will also underscore the logistical complexities of working in those areas.


March 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Dorrance Hall, Desert Botanical Garden