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Cacti Genus polaskia




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Polaskia

Etymology -Named in honor of Charles Polaski -cactus hobbyist from Oklahoma.
Two tree-like species from Southern Mexico make up the genus Polaskia. A columnar cactus which branches as it ages with many branches on a short trunk. Stems are ribbed with fairly shallow spaces between ribs. Areoles are spaced 2 or 3 cm apart along the ribs. Spines are short and stout, numbering 8-10 radials and one central. Spines may not be present at all - especially on mature plants. Flowers are widely-opened cups of pinkish white or yellow-green - with or without spines. Fruits small, fleshy berries.

Polaskia chichipe is rather common in cultivation, produced commercially from seed. As a young plant, it is difficult to distinguish from certain Stenocereus species.

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Polaskia chende

Polaskia chende


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Polaskia chichipe

Polaskia chichipe


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*Currently 2 of 2 known species in this genus are represented on CactiGuide.com.
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