Pilosocereus chrysacanthus

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Pilosocereus chrysacanthus
Pilosocereus chrysacanthus


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cereeae
Subtribus: Cereinae
Genus: Pilosocereus
Species: Pilosocereus chrysacanthus




  • Cephalocereus chrysacanthus (K.Schum.) Britton & Rose
  • Cephalocereus chrysacanthus f. cristatus P.V.Heath
  • Cephalophorus chrysacanthus (F.A.C.Weber) Boom
  • Cereus chrysacanthus (F.A.C.Weber ex K.Schum.) Orcutt
  • Pilocereus chrysacanthus F.A.C.Weber ex K.Schum.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Central America
      • Honduras
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southwest

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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Vernacular names

español: Pitayo de abuelito, Viejo
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