Stenocereus griseus

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Stenocereus griseus
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Stem and fruit of Stenocereus griseus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Stenocereus
Species: S. griseus
Binomial name
Stenocereus griseus
Synonyms [1]
  • Stenocereus eburneus
  • Lemaireocereus eburneus
  • Ritterocereus deficiens
  • Lemaireocereus deficiens
  • Cereus deficiens
  • Stenocereus victoriensis
  • Neolemaireocereus griseus
  • Ritterocereus griseus
  • Cereus griseus
  • Lemaireocereus griseus
  • Cereus eburneus

Stenocereus griseus, also known as the Mexican organ pipe, dagger cactus, pitaya, and pitayo de mayo, is a species of cactus.[2]



This tree-like cactus can grow up to 9 m tall, with stems up to 12 cm in diameter. [1]


This species is found in Mexico in Oaxaca and Veracruz,[1] coastal Venezuela, and the ABC islands of the Dutch Caribbean. [3]