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Cacti Genus denmoza




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Denmoza

Etymology - The name Denmoza is an anagram of the name Mendoza.
It seems that the only feature consistent between one plant in the genus Denmoza and another is the shape and color of the flower. Surely many other cactus genera consist of multiple species with less variation than what is found within Denmoza. None-the-less, taxonomists see fit to consider all these plants to be of one species. Despite the remaining a singular species at large, plants now included in this genus have been bounced around in 5 other genera prior to settling in Denmoza. These plants may be smallish and globose or short columnars. Spines vary in color from red to yellow to grey to golden and may be long and straight or short and recurved. Some plants have wispy radial spines while others lack them. The flowers are very similar to those in Cleistocactus or Oreocereus in that they are tube shaped, red with anthers sticking out the end. The flowers are also bilaterally symmetrical.

Denmoza is found frequently in cultivation, but may be reluctant to flower for some growers. In the wild, these plants are endemic to Argentina and found mostly in Mendoza and Salta provinces.

Denmoza rhodacantha


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Echinocactus rhodacanthus, Echinopsis rhodacantha, Cleistocactus rhodacanthus, Cereus rhodacanthus, Pilocereus erythrocephalus, Cereus erythrocephalus, Denmoza erythrocephala
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Catamarca, La Rioja, Mendoza, Salta, San Juan - Argentina (South America)
Habit: Globose
Flower: RedEncounterability: Common Worldwide
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Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: SDCSS 2008 Show at Balboa Park in San Diego

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: SDCSS 2008 Show at Balboa Park in San Diego

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: SDCSS 2008 Show at Balboa Park in San Diego

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in La Rioja, Argentina

Photographer: Gilberto Coster
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in La Rioja, Argentina

Photographer: Gilberto Coster
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Horacio de la Fuente
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Horacio de la Fuente
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in Catamarca, Argentina

Photographer: Tini and Jacob Wijpkema

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Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in Catamarca, Argentina

Photographer: Tini and Jacob Wijpkema

Photographer's Website: Click Here
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Sierra del Famatina, Argentina

Photographer: Horacio de la Fuente
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Sierra del Famatina, Argentina

Photographer: Horacio de la Fuente
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe
Denmoza rhodacantha
D. rhodacantha
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe

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