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Armatocereus godingianus


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Lemaireocereus godingianus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Browningieae
Distribution: Ecuador (South America)
Habit: Treelike
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Extremely Rare
Original Description: The Cactaceae 2 p.91 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Large plant 3 to 10 meters high with a short, thick, woody trunk 2 to 5 dm in diameter, becoming smooth; joints bright green when young, grayish afterwards; ribs 7 to 11; spines acicular, 2 to 4 cm long, brownish when young; flowers large, white, 10 to 11 cm long; tube proper 2 cm long with walls 1 cm thick or more; areoles on flower-tube and ovary closely set, large, bearing brown wool and yellow bristles; fruit large, 10 cm long or more, covered with yellow spines.
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Armatocereus godingianus
A. godingianus
Picture taken at: Mike Wisnev's Private Collection

Photographer: Mike Wisnev
Armatocereus godingianus
A. godingianus
Picture taken at: Lotusland Park, California

Photographer: Mike Wisnev
Armatocereus godingianus
A. godingianus
Picture taken at: Lotusland Park, California

Photographer: Mike Wisnev
Armatocereus godingianus
A. godingianus
Picture taken at: Lotusland Park, California

Photographer: Geoff Stein
Armatocereus godingianus
A. godingianus
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Armatocereus godingianus
A. godingianus
Picture taken at: Monaco Exotic Garden, Monaco

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Armatocereus godingianus
A. godingianus
Picture taken at: Monaco Exotic Garden, Monaco

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Armatocereus godingianus subsp. brevispinus


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Lemaireocereus godingianus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Browningieae
Distribution: Ecuador (South America)
Habit: Treelike
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Extremely Rare
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