Cereus fricii

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Cereus fricii

Cereus fricii

Order : Clove-like (Caryophyllales)
Family : Cactus family (Cactaceae)
Subfamily : Cactoideae
Tribe : Cereeae
Genre : Cereus
Type : Cereus fricii
Scientific name
Cereus fricii

Cereus fricii is a species of plant in the genus Cereus from the cactus family(Cactaceae).


Cereus fricii grows tree-shaped, is richly branched and reaches heights of growth of up to 8 meters. A trunk up to 2 meters high and 50 centimeters in diameter is formed. The almost upright, cylindrical shoots are dark green. There are four to six clearly notched ribs that are folded horizontally. The large areoles on it are 1 to 2 centimeters apart and are covered with white wool. The three awkward central spines are dark brown and gray over time. One of them is directed downwards, the rest are more or less upright. The approximately seven radial spines are brown.

The cream-colored flowers are up to 9 inches long. The fruits are up to 6 centimeters long and salmon-colored.

Distribution, systematics and endangerment

Cereus fricii is common in northern Venezuela . The first description was published in 1930 by Curt Backeberg .

In the Red List of Threatened Species of IUCN is the species as " Vulnerable (VU) ", d. H. listed as endangered.



Individual evidence

  1. Monthly of the German Cactus Society . Volume 2, 1930, pp. 164-166.
  2. Cereus fricii in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2. Posted by: Nassar, J., 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2014.

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