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Neobuxbaumia euphorbioides.jpg
Neobuxbaumia euphorbioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Pachycereeae
Genus: Neobuxbaumia

Neobuxbaumia euphorbioides
Neobuxbaumia macrocephala Neobuxbaumia mezcalaensis
Neobuxbaumia polylopha

Neobuxbaumia is a genus of cacti.


The species of the genus Neobuxbaumia grow tree-like, branched or unbranched, have a well-defined trunk of up to 30 centimeters in diameter and reach stature heights of up to 15 meters. The strong, cylindrical, gray-green shoots have numerous, low ribs and tight-fitting areoles. The thorns are stiff or pliable.

The small cylindrical to bell-shaped flowers are white or pink and open during the day. Its flower cup and the flower tube have rather large humps, have small fleshy scales and are bare at the flowering time or occupied with few bristles.

The egg-shaped fruits are thorny, tear vertically and have a perennial remnant of flowers. They contain a white, dry pulp. The seeds are light or dark brown and shiny.


The genera Pseudomitrocereus Bravo & Buxb. and Rooksbya Backeb. have been brought into synonymy with this genus.


Image Scientific name Distribution
Neobuxbaumia euphorbioides.jpg Neobuxbaumia euphorbioides (Haw.) Buxb. ex Bravo Mexico (Tamaulipas, Veracruz)
Neobuxbaumia laui (P.V.Heath) D.R.Hunt Oaxaca - Mexico
Neobuxbaumia macrocephala (5754242122).jpg Neobuxbaumia macrocephala (F.A.C.Weber ex K.Schum.) E.Y.Dawson Puebla - Mexico
Neobuxbaumia mezcalaensis (Bravo) Backeb. Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan de Ocampo, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla - Mexico
Neobuxbaumia multiareolata (E.Y.Dawson) Bravo, Scheinvar & Sánchez-Mej. Guerrero - Mexico
Neobuxbaumia polylopha (3644603939).jpg Neobuxbaumia polylopha (DC.) Backeb. Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Queretaro de Arteaga, San Luis Potosi - Mexico
Neobuxbaumia scoparia pm.jpg Neobuxbaumia scoparia (Poselg.) Backeb. Oaxaca, Veracruz-Llave - Mexico
Neobuxbaumia squamulosa Scheinvar & Sánchez-Mej. Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan de Ocampo - Mexico
Teguise Guatiza - Jardin - Neobuxbaumia tetetzo 01 ies.jpg Neobuxbaumia tetetzo (F.A.C.Weber ex K.Schum.) Backeb. Oaxaca, Puebla - Mexico