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Acanthocereus baxaniensis


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Synonym(s): Cereus baxaniensis, Acanthocereus tetragonus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Pachycereeae
Distribution: Cuba - Greater Antilles (West Indies - Caribbean)
Habit: Shrubby
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Rare
Original Description: Enumeratio diagnostica cactearum hucusque cognitarum p.109 - Ludovico Pfeiffer (1837)
Plant somewhat erect, somewhat articulated, branchy, bright green, 5-angled; with wide sinuses between compressed ribs, scarcely bent back with closely-spaced tiny white areoles; with 6-8 thin white radial spines, and 4 central spines getting darker, and longer, all of them rigid.

Trunk 2 1/2 - 4 cm diameter. Areoles 8 mm apart. Radial spines 6 mm in length, central spines 10-12 mm. Perhaps too close to Cereus ramosus.
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Acanthocereus baxaniensis
A. baxaniensis
Picture taken at: Jardim Botanico Bayamo, Santiago de Cuba

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Acanthocereus baxaniensis
A. baxaniensis
Picture taken at: Jardim Botanico Bayamo, Santiago de Cuba

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

Photographer's Website: Click Here
Acanthocereus baxaniensis
A. baxaniensis
Picture taken at: Jardim Botanico Bayamo, Santiago de Cuba

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

Photographer's Website: Click Here

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