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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

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

They have solitary or branched bodies, the ribs are usually divided into tubercules (except Austrocactus spiniflorus). The tallest species in this genus is 80 centimeters. Flowers are pink, orange, red or yellow with a characteristic spiny tube.


Ribs divided into tubercles:[1]

Ribs smooth:


  1. ^ Austrocactus. Germany: Elisabeth & Norbert Sarnes. 2015. p. 124. ISBN 9783000501074. 

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