Acanthocereus tetragonus

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Acanthocereus tetragonus (L.) Hummelinck

Cactaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Acanthocereus tetragonus is a succulent climber.

Naming

Acanthocereus tetragonus was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Pieter Wagenaar Hummelinck, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1938.

Taxonomy

Acanthocereus tetragonus is a species in the genus Acanthocereus which contains approximately 5 to 8 species and belongs to the family of the Cactaceae (Cactus Family).

Characteristics

Acanthocereus tetragonus - habitus
Acanthocereus tetragonus - needles

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 1,5 to 5,5 metres.

Leaves

Acanthocereus tetragonus is evergreen.

Flowers and Fruits

Acanthocereus tetragonus produces white flowers from July to September. The plants are hermaphroditic.


Root System

The plants form fibrous roots.

Distribution

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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