Cereus repandus

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Cereus repandus (L.) Mill.

Cactaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: berry

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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 repandus is a succulent tree.

Naming

Cereus repandus was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Philip Miller, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1768.

Taxonomy

Cereus repandus 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 5 to 10 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Cereus repandus is evergreen.

Flowers and Fruits

Cereus repandus produces solitary white funnel-shaped flowers.

The trees produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Cereus repandus is native to South America and is naturalized in Southeast France. 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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