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Arthrocereus melanurus ssp. melanurus
Scientific Name: Arthrocereus melanurus ssp. melanurus (K. Schum.) Diers, P.J.Braun & Esteves
Synonym: Cereus melanurus, Arthrocereus melanurus var. estevesii, Arthrocereus melanurus ssp. mello-barretoi, Arthrocereus mello-barretoi, Lophocereus melanurus, Leocereus melanurus
Family: Cactaceae
Arthrocereus  melanurus ssp. melanurus
Cereus melanurus in Martius's "Flora Brasiliensis"
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure:

Origin: Brazil (Minas Gerais)

Growth Habits: Stems basally branching, up to 5 feet tall (1.5 m), each stem 1.4 inches in diameter (3.5 cm); about 15 ribs; many unequal brown spines

Watering Needs:


Arthrocereus melanurus var. estevesii

Blooming Habits:
Nocturnal, yellowish, funnel-shaped flowers in summer, 2.4 inches long (6 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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