Cacti Genus acanthocereus

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Acanthocereus colombianus

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Synonym(s): Acanthocereus tetragonus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Pachycereeae
Distribution: Colombia (South America)
Habit: Shrubby
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Rare
Original Description: The Cactaceae 2 p.122 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Erect, branching dichotomously, 2 to 3 meters high; joints about 9 cm. wide, strongly 3-winged; areoles large, 5cm apart; radial spines 5 to 8, very short, less than 5 mm long; central spines 1 or 2, very stout, 4 to 5.5 cm long; flower 25 cm long, white, with a rather stout tube 12 cm long, the gradually expanded throat 5 to 6 cm long.
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