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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Caryophyllales (121)

        Family: Cactaceae (20)(family description)

          Genus: Tacinga (2)

            Epithet: palmadora (Britton & Rose) N.P.Taylor & Stuppy (1)

palmadora => from Portuguese 'palmatória' for spanking paddle

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: red, orange, white

External links

Check for Tacinga palmadora at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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