Austrocactus

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Austrocactus
Austrocactus spec.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Notocacteae
Genus: Austrocactus
Britton & Rose
Species

Austrocactus is a genus of cacti with five species endemic of southern South America, in Argentina and Chile.

They have solitary or branched bodies, the ribs may have tubercules and they are not very spiny. The tallest species in this genus is 24 inches. Flowers are pink, red or yellow with a characteristic spiny tube.

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