Pachycereus marginatus

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Pachycereus marginatus
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P. marginatus

Pachycereus marginatus is a species of plant in the family Cactaceae. (sometimes called Mexican fencepost cactus.[1]) It has columnar trunks that grow slowly to 12 feet (3.7 m) and may reach 20 feet (6.1 m) in height. Stems are 3 to 4 inches (9–10 cm) in diameter, with ribs 5 to 7 in (13–18 cm). Its central spine is about 3/8 inch (1 cm) in diameter with five to 9 radials and slightly yellowish in color. Its cuttings are sometimes used to create fences, as its spines are not as large or dangerous as some cacti.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Mexican Fencepost Cactus". Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions. Archived from the original on 27 August 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  • NL Britton, JN Rose, (1909). The genus Cereus and its allies in North America.