Myrtillocactus geometrizans

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Myrtillocactus geometrizans
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Myrtillocactus geometrizans

Order : Clove-like (Caryophyllales)
Family : Cactus family (Cactaceae)
Subfamily : Cactoideae
Tribe : Pachycereeae
Genre : Myrtillocactus
Type : Myrtillocactus geometrizans
Scientific name
Myrtillocactus geometrizans
( Mart. Ex Pfeiff. ) Console

Myrtillocactus geometrizans is a species of plant in the genus Myrtillocactus from the cactus family(Cactaceae). Spanish common names are "Garambullo" and "Padre Nuestro".


Myrtillocactus geometrizans grows tree-shaped with candelabra-like branched shoots , reaches heights of up to 4 meters and forms a distinct trunk. The blue-green shoots are tapered at the base and have a diameter of up to 10 centimeters. There are 5 to 6 straight, rounded ribs . The single, black, dagger-like central spine , broad at the base, is 1 to 7 centimeters long. The 5 to 9 radial spines are brownish to blackish and 2 to 10 millimeters long.

The greenish white flowers have a diameter of 2.5 to 3.5 centimeters. The berry-like, dark purple-colored, bare fruits are edible and reach a diameter of 1 to 2 centimeters.

Distribution, systematics and endangerment

Myrtillocactus geometrizans is widespread in northern to central Mexico . The first description as Cereus geometrizans was published in 1837 by Ludwig Georg Karl Pfeiffer . Michelangelo Console placed them in the genus Myrtillocactus in 1897 .

In the Red List of Threatened Species of the IUCN , the species is listed as " Least Concern (LC) ". H. listed as not endangered.



Individual evidence

  1. Enumeratio Diagnostica Cactearum hucusque Cognitarum . Berlin 1837, p. 90 ( online ).
  2. ^ Michelangelo Console: Myrtillocactus, nuovo genere di Cactaceae . In: Bollettino del Reale Orto Botanico di Palermo . Volume 1, Number 1, 1897, pp. 8-10 ( online ).
  3. Myrtillocactus geometrizans in the Red List of Threatened Species of the IUCN 2013.2. Posted by: Sánchez, E., Guadalupe Martínez, J., Hernández, HM, Gómez-Hinostrosa, C. & Cházaro, M., 2009. Retrieved January 25, 2014.

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