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Cacti Genus calymmanthium




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Calymmanthium

Etymology -The genus name comes from the Greek kalumma, meaning veiled and anthos, meaning flower.
This genus is especially unique among cacti and includes one species. Stems grow to large tree-like shubs up to 26 feet (8m) high with segments between growth. Ribs are sharply angled numbering 3 or 4 with areoles indented along the edge. Spines are not especially heavy. The flowers are very distinct in that they come out looking like a new stem segment, but as it develops, the flower emerges out of the end and remains partly covered by the floral tube.

Calymmanthium substerile


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Calymmanthium fertile
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Calymmantheae
Distribution: Cajamarca - Peru (South America)
Habit: Shrubby-Treelike
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Extremely Rare
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Calymmanthium substerile
C. substerile
Picture taken at: Habitat in Peru

Photographer: Craig Howe

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Calymmanthium substerile
C. substerile
Picture taken at: Habitat in Peru

Photographer: Craig Howe

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Calymmanthium substerile
C. substerile
Picture taken at: Habitat in Peru

Photographer: Craig Howe

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Calymmanthium substerile
C. substerile
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Joel Lode

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Calymmanthium substerile
C. substerile
Picture taken at: Quail Botanical Gardens, Encinitas, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Calymmanthium substerile
C. substerile
Picture taken at: Quail Botanical Gardens, Encinitas, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Calymmanthium substerile
C. substerile
Picture taken at: Quail Botanical Gardens, Encinitas, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Calymmanthium substerile
C. substerile
Picture taken at: Monaco Exotic Garden, Monaco

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Calymmanthium substerile
C. substerile
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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