Cereus imbricatus

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Cereus imbricatus (Haw.) F.M.Knuth

Cactaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Cereus imbricatus is a succulent shrub.

Naming

Taxonomy

Cereus imbricatus 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

Cereus imbricatus - habitus

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 1,5 to 1,8 metres. The plants reach a width of 0.5 to 4 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Cereus imbricatus is evergreen.

Flowers and Fruits

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

The shrubs produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy, clay or loamy clay 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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