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Scientific Name: Stenocereus treleasei (Britton & Rose) Backeb.
Synonym: Cereus treleasei, Lemaireocereus treleasei, Rathbunia treleasei
Family: Cactaceae
Tunillo (Stenocereus  treleasei)
An antique photo, as Lemaireocereus treleasei in Britton and Rose's The Cactaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: takes little frost

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Oaxaca)

Growth Habits: Tree-like or shrub, with few or no branches, up to 15 feet tall (5 m), stems up to 9 inches wide (22 cm); around 20 ribs, with close areoles; short yellowish spines, 1 (to 4) centrals; 10-13 radials

Watering Needs:


Blooming Habits:
Pink flowers, coming close to the stem tips, 2 inches long (5 cm); ovary and tube with white silky spines. Flowers and fruits similar to S. stellatus.

Fruiting Habits:

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