Haageocereus australis

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Haageocereus australis - University of California Botanical Garden - DSC08844.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Genus: Haageocereus
Species: H. australis
Binomial name
Haageocereus australis

Haageocereus australis, commonly known as 'Quisco De La Costa De Aric', is a species of cactus endemic to southern Peru and northern Chile. Flower color is white. It is hardy to USDA Zone 10b and grows in a very dry desert. The 1–2-inch-diameter (25–51 mm) stems grow along the ground and may reach 3 feet (0.91 m) in length.


The Cactus Family by Edward F. Anderson, Wilhelm Barthlott, Roger Brown