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Cactus Biznaga

Echinocactus platyacanthus

Description:

It is a slowly growing massive barrel cactus usually solitary that grows huge in habitat ( up to 2,5 m tall , 1,5 m wide). It could live more than a hundred years. The stem is grey-blue ± tuberculate and nice when small, whilst large plants are heavily ribbed with numerous areoles forming a continuous line. Spines are black. Flowers: from end of spring to summer only on larger mature specimens receiving enough full sun. They are diurnal, vivid yellow. Mature specimens often have a somewhat sway-backed, saddle-shaped apex, densely covered in white wool, where their flowers emerge.

Habitat:

Jardín particular en El Carmolí (Cartagena).

Notes:

El pueblo Huichol lo llama “Aikutsi”, lo usaban para sus ceremonias ya que contiene alcaloides

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6 Comments

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 9 years ago

Thanks, Alice ( I was at Eulalia's PC)

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 9 years ago

Thanks, Alice.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Lovely!

MariaMare
MariaMare 9 years ago

O e oio e

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 9 years ago

Thanks, Jilly.

JillyEnFuego
JillyEnFuego 9 years ago

Beautiful.

marta vázquez
Spotted by
marta vázquez

Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 18, 2011
Submitted on Aug 18, 2011

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