Cereus aethiops

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Cereus aethiops Haw.

Cactaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: berry

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Cereus aethiops is a succulent tree.

Naming

Cereus aethiops was described by Adrian Hardy Haworth in 1830. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Cereus aethiops is a species in the genus Cereus which contains approximately 56 to 454 species and belongs to the family of the Cactaceae (Cactus Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 2,5 to 3 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Cereus aethiops is evergreen.

Flowers and Fruits

Cereus aethiops produces solitary purple funnel-shaped flowers from June to August.

The trees produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Cereus aethiops is native to Argentina. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

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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