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Cacti Genus praecereus




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Praecereus

Etymology - The name means "before cereus" - after the Latin Prae.
This genus is comprised of two species that are widespread in South America and the island of Trindad. The plants are shrubby, sprawling, cylindrical stems with 7 or more ribs. Spines are needle-like and number between 7 and 20 and not especially thick or dense. Funnel-shaped flowers on a stout floral tube with scales, but no spines are white or greenish-white; nocturnal. Fruits are red and elongated - fleshy.

Praecereus is little-known in cultivation.

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Praecereus euchlorus

Praecereus euchlorus


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Taxa Included:
   P. euchlorus -
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   P. euchlorus jaenensis -
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Praecereus saxicola

Praecereus saxicola


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*Currently 2 of 2 known species in this genus are represented on CactiGuide.com.
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