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Pereskia cactus

Pereskia lychnidiflora


Today is a very rare and almost extinct cactus in the country, despite continuing efforts have not been able to locate native populations in the area of ​​Nicoya, and almost only known for two or three individuals in the area of ​​Bagaces and Puerto Humo. In fact, prior to these individuals, who were settled in the last decades, the plant was believed extinct in the country. (INBIO)


Dry forest


This on I am growing at home....just waiting for it to grow a flower for reconfirmation on the species. It was described as Pereskia nicoyana (Nicoya) my hometown.

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Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 years ago

I notice that , cause this pic was in my backyard. Thanks so much, for considering using it.

KarenL 10 years ago

Congrats Jonathan, this unusual cactus was used in the Project Noah quiz

Jonathan Sequeira
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Jonathan Sequeira

San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 1, 2011
Submitted on Jul 1, 2011

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