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Pilosocereus purpusii


Common Name(s): Viejo
Synonym(s): Cephalocereus purpusii, Cephalocereus collinsii, Pilosocereus collinsii
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cereeae
Distribution: Jalisco, Michoacan de Ocampo, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Shrubby
Flower: Pink, WhiteEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
Original Description: The Cactaceae 2 p.56 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Stems slender, 2 to 3 meters high, simple or more or less branched; branches green, erect, 3 to 4 cm in diameter, usually simple; ribs 12, low, 5 to 6 mm high, separated by narrow intervals; areoles closely set, 10 mm apart or less on the lower part of the stem, but much closer together toward the top, on the young growth with long silky white hairs, but on the old parts without hairs; spines acicular, swollen at base, 1 to 3 cm long, bright yellow at first, in age gray.
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Pilosocereus purpusii
P. purpusii
Picture taken at: CoronaCactus Private Collection

Photographer: Darryl Craig

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Pilosocereus purpusii
P. purpusii
Picture taken at: Lotusland Park, California

Photographer: Mike Wisnev
Pilosocereus purpusii
P. purpusii
Picture taken at: Lotusland Park, California

Photographer: Mike Wisnev

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