Cleistocactus sepium

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Cleistocactus sepium (Kunth) F.A.C.Weber

Cactaceae

Life form: shrub

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Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: berry

40C / e7422b 

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

Cleistocactus sepium is a succulent shrub.

Naming

Cleistocactus sepium was already described and the name validly published by Karl Sigismund Kunth. It was Anton Weber, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Cleistocactus sepium is a species in the genus Cleistocactus which contains approximately 54 to 69 species and belongs to the family of the Cactaceae (Cactus Family). The type species of the genus is Cleistocactus baumannii.

Characteristics

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Cleistocactus sepium produces salmon-red many-stellate flowers.

The shrubs produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Cleistocactus sepium is native to Ecuador. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The shrubs 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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