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Pilosocereus floccosus


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Pseudopilocereus floccosus, Pilosocereus quadricostatus, Pseudopilocereus quadricostatus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cereeae
Distribution: Minas Gerais - Brazil (South America)
Habit: Shrubby-Treelike
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Rare
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Pilosocereus floccosus subsp. quadricostatus


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Pseudopilocereus floccosus, Pilosocereus quadricostatus, Pseudopilocereus quadricostatus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cereeae
Distribution: Minas Gerais - Brazil (South America)
Habit: Shrubby-Treelike
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Extremely Rare
Original Description: Kakteen in Sudamerika 1 p.78 - Friedrich Ritter (1979)
Columnar, mostly solitary, 1.5-3 m high greygreen, 6-9 cm thick; 5-7 [poorly-defined] ribs, and later, (3 -) 4 (-5), in a slight taper, crenate, latibus[?] 3-4 cm wide, 2-3 cm in diameter. immersed, white tomentum and white hairs are often constructed, between 10-15 mm; Central spines grey-brown stock 5-10 acicular, 4-8 mm long, 5-8 and then marginal, a cone, 0,5-2 mm long, 1 central, 1-3 cm long, floral region areas 3-5 mm in diameter., Mostly the meeting, and several mm immersed 10-18 spines and subulate scopularie contribute, 4-10 mm long, and furnished with a great number of white wool; flowers near the top, about 58 mm long, the right ovary was more extensive than long ARCH floral tubes about 16 mm long, closed by projection and filaments lowest floral tube above her funnel, 20 mm long, 10 mm wide, equipped with broad scales; filaments pale yellowish, uniseriata; style pale yellow stigmas between anthers; internal petals linear, 10 mm long, 5 mm wide, white, with a rod of the middle, the green part and a fruit broader than long, green or somewhat ruddy; red meat, seeds 2.0 mm long and 1,4 mm wide, 0.6 mm thick, remove, clean, slightly tuberculosis, hilum fold, oval, brown, micropyle. Habitat: Agua Vermelha, Mina Gerais, Brazil.
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Pilosocereus floccosus
P. floccosus subsp. quadricostatus
Picture taken at: Habitat in Brazil

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Pilosocereus floccosus
P. floccosus subsp. quadricostatus
Picture taken at: Habitat in Brazil

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Pilosocereus floccosus
P. floccosus subsp. quadricostatus
Picture taken at: Habitat in Brazil

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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