Pseudoacanthocereus sicariguensis

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Pseudoacanthocereus sicariguensis
Order : Clove-like (Caryophyllales)
Family : Cactus family (Cactaceae)
Subfamily : Cactoideae
Tribe : Pachycereeae
Genre : Pseudoacanthocereus
Type : Pseudoacanthocereus sicariguensis
Scientific name
Pseudoacanthocereus sicariguensis
( Croizat & Tamayo ) NPTaylor

Pseudoacanthocereus sicariguensis is a species of plant in the genus Pseudoacanthocereus from the cactus family(Cactaceae).


Pseudoacanthocereus sicariguensis grows spread out with shoots up to 2 meters in length branching out at the base . There are 2 to 5 often wing-like ribs that are slightly indented between the areoles , which are 2 centimeters apart . The numerous grayish white thorns are up to 2 inches long. They can be divided into 1 to 3 central and 5 to 7 radial spines.

The flowers are up to 16 centimeters long. The spherical fruits are light yellow.

Distribution, systematics and endangerment

Pseudoacanthocereus sicariguensis is distributed in the Caribbean lowlands of Colombia and in Venezuela in the states of Falcón , Lara and Zulia at altitudes of 100 to 1,000 m. The first description as Acanthocereus sicariguensis was published in 1947 by Léon Camille Marius Croizat and Francisco Tamayo . Nigel Paul Taylor placed them in the genus Pseudoacanthocereus in 1992 .

In the Red List of Threatened Species of the IUCN , the species is called " Data Deficient (DD) ", i. H. with insufficient data.



Individual evidence

  1. Boletin de la Sociedad Venezolana de Ciencias Naturales . Volume 11, 1947, p. 75
  2. Bradleya . Volume 10, 1992, p. 30.
  3. Pseudoacanthocereus sicariguensis in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2. Listed by: Nassar, J., 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2014.