Pilosocereus (from Latin, "hairy cereus") is a genus of cactus native to the Neotropics. Tree cactus is a common name for Pilosocereus species.[2] The genera Caerulocereus and Pseudopilocereus are synonyms of this genus.[1]

Pilosocereus catingicola
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cereeae
Subtribe: Cereinae
Genus: Pilosocereus
Byles & G.D.Rowley[1]

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Approximate distribution[1]
  • Caerulocereus Guiggi
  • Pseudopilocereus Buxb.

The commonly cultivated Pilosocereus pachycladus (syn. Pilosocereus azureus) is a blue cactus with hairy areoles that emit golden spines.

Species edit

As of October 2023, Plants of the World Online accepted the following species:[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Pilosocereus Byles & G.D.Rowley". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2023-10-01.
  2. ^ USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Pilosocereus". The PLANTS Database (plants.usda.gov). Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 3 October 2015.

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