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Cacti Genus stetsonia




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Stetsonia

Etymology - Named by Britton and Rose after Francis Lynde Stetson, a New York lawyer and gardener.
There is but a single species in the genus Stetsonia and it is a large tree-like cactus with often forms a well-defined trunk and numerous branches. It is one of the most widely cultivated of all large, columnar cacti. Second perhaps to the enigmatic Cereus peruvianus. However, unlike the latter, Stetsonia is often sold at box stores while still small plants and are grown in pots rather than in landscapes. As a result, it is rare for cultivated plants to get the chance to bloom in these conditions. However, they do produce extremely long spines which certainly lends to its popularity along with the common name of "Toothpick Cactus".

Stems have many shallow ribs, with needle-lick spines, branching with age and size, but sometimes branching early on. Flowers are while funnel-shaped opening at night and remaining open into the day. This genus is found widespread in southern South America.

Stetsonia coryne


Common Name(s): Toothpick Cactus
Synonym(s): Cereus coryne, Cereus chacoanus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Browningieae
Distribution: Argentina : Bolivia : Paraguay (South America)
Habit: Treelike
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Common Worldwide
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Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Desert Botanical Garden , Phoenix, AZ

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Near Chaco, Bolivia

Photographer: Greg Corman
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Near Chaco, Bolivia

Photographer: Greg Corman
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Near Chaco, Bolivia

Photographer: Greg Corman
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Near Chaco, Bolivia

Photographer: Greg Corman
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Habitat in Paraguay

Photographer: Alexander Arzberger
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Horacio de la Fuente
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Jim Hurd's Private Collection

Photographer: Jim Hurd
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Stetsonia coryne
S. coryne
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe

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