Creeping Devil Cactus, Chirinole
Synonym: Cereus eruca, Machaerocereus eruca, Lemaireocereus eruca, Rathbunia eruca
This cactus's stems lie on the ground and grow at one end while the other end slowly dies. Over the years, the plant will travel slowly that way. The name 'eruca' means 'caterpillar', referring to its growth habit. Its growth habit inspired also the 'creeping devil' common name.
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