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Cacti Genus stenocereus




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Stenocereus eichlamii


Common Name(s): Guanocal, Organo, Pitahaya, Tuna
Synonym(s): Lemaireocereus eichlamii, Cereus eichlamii, Ritterocereus eichlamii, Rathbunia eichlamii, Lemaireocereus longispinus, Stenocereus longispinus, Rathbunia longispina
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Pachycereeae
Distribution: Guatemala : Chiapas - Mexico (Central America, North America)
Habit: Treelike
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Rare
Original Description: The Cactaceae 2 p.89 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Cylindric, simple in cultivation, deep green except for narrow glaucous bands showing the commencement of new growth; ribs 8 to 10, rather broad and rounded, with acute intervals between; areoles large, brown-felted at first, soon gray; spines 4 to 6 , acicular, nearly prorrect, 2 cm long or less; flower-buds obtuse; flower 6 to 7 cm long; outer perianth-segments greenish purple, obtuse, with serrulate margins; inner perianth-segments purple, 10 to 15 mm long, widely spreading or even rolled backward; tube proper 15 to 18 mm long, ribbed within; tube funnelform, 2.5 cm long, its surface covered with stamens; filaments unequal, white, numerous; style slender, white below, orange above, included; ovary tuberculate, each tubercle crowned by a minute scale; areoles on the ovary bearing brown felt but no spines.
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Stenocereus eichlamii
S. eichlamii
Picture taken at: Leon Department, Nicaragua

Photographer: Leland Smith
Stenocereus eichlamii
S. eichlamii
Picture taken at: Leon Department, Nicaragua

Photographer: Leland Smith
Stenocereus eichlamii
S. eichlamii
Picture taken at: Leon Department, Nicaragua

Photographer: Leland Smith
Stenocereus eichlamii
S. eichlamii
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Leland Smith
Stenocereus eichlamii
S. eichlamii
Picture taken at: Matagalpa Department, Nicaragua

Photographer: Leland Smith
Stenocereus eichlamii
S. eichlamii
Picture taken at: Matagalpa Department, Nicaragua

Photographer: Leland Smith
Stenocereus eichlamii
S. eichlamii
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Leland Smith
Stenocereus eichlamii
S. eichlamii
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Leland Smith

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