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Melocactus curvispinus


large, barrel type cactus, typical, simple pink flower




There were a lot of these cacti in the Tatacoa desert. There were a lot of cacti actually but only about 4 unique species that I could see. Without my ID books at hand, I´m not of the the species of this one. I should be able to ID it once I get home. Maybe Echinocactus? This is the same type I have with my profile photo.

1 species ID suggestions

Melocactus curvispinus


dandoucette 5 years ago

Thanks semoreno.

dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks Ali and Sachin.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago


Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 6 years ago

very cool!

dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks for the info. I wish I would have known that before. I did see a lot of the fruits and would have loved to be eating them.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 6 years ago

The fruit that this cacti produces is consumable, and pretty delicious by the way, it looks like a little pink chili.

Huila, Colombia

Lat: 3.04, Long: -75.22

Spotted on Dec 29, 2012
Submitted on Jan 14, 2013

Spotted for mission

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