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Leptocereus prostratus


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Leptocereus assurgens
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Pachycereeae
Distribution: Cuba - Greater Antilles (West Indies - Carribean)
Habit: Shrubby
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Extremely Rare
Original Description: The Cactaceae 2 p.79 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Plant prostrate, bright green, 7-ribbed, 1.5 to 2 cm thick, the ribs scarcely crenate; areoles elevated, about 1 cm apart; spines 15 to 20 at an areole, acicular, 1 to 2 cm long, yellow when young, gray when old; ovary densely covered with yellow spines; perianth about 1.5 cm long; fruit about 1.5 cm in diameter.
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Leptocereus prostratus
L. prostratus
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Leptocereus prostratus
L. prostratus
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

Photographer's Website: Click Here
Leptocereus prostratus
L. prostratus
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

Photographer's Website: Click Here
Leptocereus prostratus
L. prostratus
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

Photographer's Website: Click Here

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