Cereus validus

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Cereus validus 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

VI

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 validus is a succulent tree.

Naming

Taxonomy

Cereus validus 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 3 to 4 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Cereus validus is evergreen.

Flowers and Fruits

Cereus validus produces solitary purple funnel-shaped flowers in June.

The trees produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Cereus validus is native to East Bolivia and 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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