Escontria

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Chiotilla
The upper portion of the stem of a long-spined cactus
Chiotilla cactus
Cactus fruits above a ruler
Ripe jiotilla fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Pachycereeae
Genus: Escontria
Rose
Species: E. chiotilla
Binomial name
Escontria chiotilla
(F.A.C.Weber) Rose
Synonyms

Cereus chiotilla F.A.C.Weber
Myrtillocactus chiotilla F.A.C.Weber

Escontria is a genus of cactus. The only species is Escontria chiotilla, the chiotilla or jiotilla. The species originates from Mexico (Guerrero, Michoacán, Oaxaca, southern Puebla).

This is a tree-like cactus, up to 7 metres tall. It has 7 or 8 acute ribs, and very close or confluent areoles. It bears dark red fruit comparable in appearance and texture to Pitaya, but smaller (3,5 cm).[1]

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