Stenocereus at the beach

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leland
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Stenocereus at the beach

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I had heard of cacti growing down to the high water mark on Nicaraguan beaches but I was expecting Opuntia guatemalensis, not the big columnars.
I found these pachycereus (Anderson nomenclature Stenocereus eichlamii) on beaches just north of San Juan del Sur on the Pacific coast.
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Gorgeous photos! It's one of my favorite species. I believe it's in myrtillocactus now?
There are more cacti in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
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Hunt lists it as Pachycereus aragonii and Lode as Marshallocereus aragonii.
That reminds me I need to re-do my country list to cross reference the names with Lode 2014 and Hunt 2016.
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Wow they don't seem to mind the salt at all!
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Nice Pictures. I am also surprised that the salt air doesn't bother them.
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