Stenocereus queretaroensis

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Stenocereus queretaroensis
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Genus: Stenocereus
Species: S. queretaroensis
Binomial name
Stenocereus queretaroensis
(F.A.C. Weber) Buxbaum

Stenocereus queretaroensis is a species of cactus from Mexico, including the state of Querétaro. It is cultivated for its fruit.[1]

Plants are tall, up to 5–6 m (16–20 ft), with a central trunk followed by many upturned branches, producing a candelabra-like shape. The stems are around 15 cm (6 in) across and have six to eight very distinct ribs. The areoles produce five to nine whitish radial spines, up to 2 cm (0.8 in) long, and one to four somewhat grayer central spines, of which the lower are longer, up to 4 cm (1.6 in). The scented white flowers are borne from the sides of the ends of the stems and are 10–12 cm (3.9–4.7 in) long.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anderson, Edward F. (2001), The Cactus Family, Pentland, Oregon: Timber Press, ISBN 978-0-88192-498-5 , pp. 647