× Pacherocactus

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× Pacherocactus orcuttii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Pachycereeae
Genus: × Pacherocactus
G.D.Rowley
Species: × P. orcuttii
Binomial name
× Pacherocactus orcuttii
(K.Brandegee) G.D.Rowley

× Pacherocactus is a genus of shrubby cactus, with only one known species, × Pacherocactus orcuttii. It is a natural hybrid between Pachycereus pringlei and Bergerocactus emoryi, discovered near Rosario, Baja California, Mexico. The plant's generic name is formed from those of its parents (Pachycereus and Bergerocactus); sometimes it can be found listed as Pachycereus × Bergerocactus.[1]

Characteristics[edit]

× Pacherocactus orcuttii can grow to a height of about 3.5 m and a diameter of about 10 cm. For temperatures this cactus doesn't like to go below 10 °C. Its flowers are green-brown in color and of about 4 cm in size.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "×Pacherocactus G. D. Rowley". www.ars-grin.gov. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pacherocactus orcuttii". www.desert-tropicals.com. Retrieved 13 November 2012.