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Cephalocereus senilis


Common Name(s): Bunny Cactus, Old Man Cactus, Old Man of Mexico
Synonym(s): Cactus senilis, Pilocereus senilis
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Pachycereeae
Distribution: Guanajuato, Hidalgo - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Columnar
Flower: PinkEncounterability: Common Worldwide
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Cephalocereus senilis
C. senilis
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cephalocereus senilis
C. senilis
Picture taken at: Desert Botanical Garden , Phoenix, AZ

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cephalocereus senilis
C. senilis
Picture taken at: Desert Botanical Garden , Phoenix, AZ

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cephalocereus senilis
C. senilis
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Cephalocereus senilis
C. senilis
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Cephalocereus senilis
C. senilis
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Cephalocereus senilis
C. senilis
Picture taken at: Lotusland Park, California

Photographer: Geoff Stein
Cephalocereus senilis
C. senilis
Picture taken at: Biosphere reserve of Metztitlan Hidalgo State Mexico

Photographer: Jean-Paul Lafournere
Cephalocereus senilis
C. senilis
Picture taken at: Biosphere reserve of Metztitlan Hidalgo State Mexico

Photographer: Jean-Paul Lafournere
Cephalocereus senilis
C. senilis
Picture taken at: Biosphere reserve of Metztitlan Hidalgo State Mexico

Photographer: Jean-Paul Lafournere

Cephalocereus senilis f. cristata


Common Name(s): Bunny Cactus, Old Man Cactus, Old Man of Mexico
Synonym(s): Cactus senilis cristata, Pilocereus senilis cristata
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Pachycereeae
Distribution: Guanajuato, Hidalgo - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Columnar
Flower: PinkEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
Species Notes: Crested forms are mutated plants where the growing point (apical meristem) of the plant has forms along a line rather than a single point resulting in a fan shape. In botanical terms this is referred to as "cristate" or "cristata" and is also known as "fasciation".
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Cephalocereus senilis
C. senilis f. cristata
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

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