Stenocereus griseus

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Stenocereus griseus
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Stem and fruit of Stenocereus griseus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Stenocereus
Species: S. griseus
Binomial name
Stenocereus griseus

Stenocereus eburneus
Lemaireocereus eburneus
Ritterocereus deficiens
Lemaireocereus deficiens
Cereus deficiens
Stenocereus victoriensis
Neolemaireocereus griseus
Ritterocereus griseus
Cereus griseus
Lemaireocereus griseus
Cereus eburneus

Stenocereus griseus, also known as the Mexican organ pipe, dagger cactus, pitaya, and pitayo de mayo, is a species of cactus.[2]


This tree-like cactus can grow up to 9 m tall, with stems up to 12 cm in diameter. [1]


This species is found in Mexico in Oaxaca and Veracruz,[1] coastal Venezuela, and the ABC islands of the Dutch Caribbean. [3]