Stetsonia coryne

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Toothpick cactus
Stetsonia coryne - Desert Botanical Garden.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Browningieae
Genus: Stetsonia
Britton & Rose
Species: S. coryne
Binomial name
Stetsonia coryne
(Salm-Dyck) Britton & Rose

Stetsonia is a genus of cactus, with the sole species Stetsonia coryne, the toothpick cactus. The plant is native to the deserts of Argentina and Bolivia. Stetsonia coryne grows to a height of 15 to 25 ft (4.6 to 7.6 m) tall. It has white flowers. The genus was named to honor Francis Lynde Stetson, a New York attorney and plant lover.[2]

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  1. ^ Goettsch, B.K. & Superina, M. (2013). "Stetsonia coryne". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T14144A4408913. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T152044A590640.en. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Everett (1 July 1982). Encyclopedia of Horticulture. Taylor & Francis. p. 3235. ISBN 978-0-8240-7240-7. Retrieved 31 August 2012.