Pilosocereus

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Pilosocereus
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Pilosocereus azureus
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Pilosocereus

Species

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Synonyms

Pilocereus K.Schum.
Pseudopilocereus Buxb.[1]

Pilosocereus (from Latin, "hairy cereus") is a genus of cactus. Tree cactus is a common name for Pilosocereus species.[2]

The commonly cultivated Pilosocereus pachycladus (syn. Pilosocerus azureus) is a blue cactus with hairy areoles that emit golden spines.

Synonymy[edit]

The genera Pilocereus K.Schum. and Pseudopilocereus Buxb. are synonyms of this genus.[1]

Selected species[edit]

Pilosocereus azureus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pilosocereus Byles & G. D. Rowley". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2005-02-01. Retrieved 2009-12-04.
  2. ^ "Pilosocereus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Pilosocereus polygonus". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2009-12-04.