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Cacti Genus yungasocereus




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Yungasocereus

Etymology - named after the Bolivian province of Yungas where it is found.
The genus Yungasocereus is comprised of a single species. The plants are columnar shrubs or trees. Stems feature low rounded ribs with large fuzzy areoles that bear a few short spines. Flowers are white, thick funnels with numerous prominent stamens. Fruits are fleshy with scales.

Yungasocereus is endemic to Bolivia and is very seldom grown in cultivation.

Yungasocereus inquisivensis


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Samaipaticereus inquisivensis, Yungasocereus microcarpus
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: La Paz - Bolivia (South America)
Habit: Treelike
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Extremely Rare
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Yungasocereus inquisivensis
Y. inquisivensis
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Yungasocereus inquisivensis
Y. inquisivensis
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Yungasocereus inquisivensis
Y. inquisivensis
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Yungasocereus inquisivensis
Y. inquisivensis
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Yungasocereus inquisivensis
Y. inquisivensis
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Yungasocereus inquisivensis
Y. inquisivensis
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Mike Wisnev
Yungasocereus inquisivensis
Y. inquisivensis
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

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Yungasocereus inquisivensis
Y. inquisivensis
Picture taken at: Gerard Ardisson's Private Collection

Photographer: Gerard Ardisson

Photographer's Website: Click Here

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