Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Genus of Stephanocereus

Stephanocereus is a plant genus of cacti (Cactaceae). The botanical genus name is derived from the Greek noun "στέφανος (Stephanos) made for wreath, wreath-Cereus means and refers to the coronary cephalium to the shoot tips. The type species of the genus is Stephanocereus leucostele.


The species of the genus grow Stephanocereus sometimes tree-like, are not branched or occasionally drift out of the base. You can reach a height 1-5 meters. The initially spherical or egg-shaped shoots are later extended to columnar to bottle-shaped.

The 12 to 20, low ribs bear areoles from which springs abundant white wool, hide the urge.
The 1-4 central spines are white and gold for up 3-4 inches. The yellow to white, 15-20 spines 0.5 to 1.5 centimeters long. The cephalium is located at the growing tip, or is ring-like. It consists of dense bristles, white wool and hair.

The tubular to funnel-shaped flowers are white to light pink at times and 2.6 to 7 centimeters long. They open at night. The Perikarpell and the corolla tube have a few scattered small scales, and bald or little white woolly areoles.

The egg-elliptical, bare, not break open fruits are purple-blue to slightly green. The lasting flowers rest is black. The pulp is water clear. The large, egg-to pear-shaped seeds are black, and tuberculate.


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