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Baboso, Acompes
Scientific Name: Pachycereus hollianus (F. A. C. Weber) Buxb.
Synonym: Cereus hollianus, Cereus bavosus, Lemaireocereus hollianus, Cereus brachiatus
Family: Cactaceae
Baboso, Acompes (Pachycereus  hollianus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Central Mexico (Puebla)

Growth Habits: Columnar cactus, occasionally branching at the base, up to 15 feet tall (4.5 m), stems up to 2.8 in. wide (7 cm); 8-12 acute ribs; areoles 0.4 to 1.2 inches apart (1-3 cm); young spines reddish then grey; 3-5 centrals, up to 5 in. (12 cm) ; 12-14 radials

Watering Needs: Little water


The name 'baboso' (drooler) comes from the mucilaginous texture of its flesh.

Blooming Habits:
White diurnal flowers, up to 4 inches long (10 cm), with a tube covered with scales and some wool. The fruit is dark purple, up to 4 inches long (10 cm), covered with spines and hair. The seeds are black.

Fruiting Habits:

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