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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2633)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2537)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2145)

      Order: Caryophyllales (124)

        Family: Cactaceae (20)(family description)

          Genus: Cereus (1)

            Epithet: jamacaru DC. (1)

Synonyms: Acanthocereus horribarbis Borg (Salm-Dyck), Cactus jamacaru Kostel. (DC.), Cereus horribarbis Salm-Dyck, Cereus jamacaru Salm-Dyck, Cereus uruguayensis F.Ritter, Piptanthocereus jamacaru Riccob.

jamacaru => derived from the indigenous tupi word mandacarú, meaning spiny bundle

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub, tree

Flower colour: beige, white

External links

Check for Cereus jamacaru at

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