Echinopsis macrogona

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Cereus macrogonus, Otto. Arborescent, sparsely branching, reaching a height of 20 ft. (in cult., 6 ft. high by 3-5 in. diam.), branches columnar: ribs mostly 7, seldom 8-9, thick, slightly undulate, obtuse and with convex faces, about 1 in. high, bluish green, frequently having a depressed line near the areole: areoles about ½in. apart, large, gray: radial spines 6-9, radiate or spreading, strong, subulate, ¾ in. long, horn-color, later black; central spines 1-3, somewhat stronger and longer than the radials, more or less conspicuously porrect: fls. from the lateral areoles near the end of the branches, 2½-3 in. long, tolerably fleshy, white: fr. depressed-globose, 2 in. diam. by little more than 1 in. long. Brazil. CH

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