Acanthocereus paradoxus

Acanthocereus paradoxus Gonz.-Zam. & Dan.Sánchez ()
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🌵 Published in Phytotaxa 470(2): 146 (2020)

Latin părădoxus ‘paradoxical’. González-Zamora & Sánchez: “The specific epithet refers to the similarity of the cylindrical adult stems of Acanthocereus paradoxus to those from A. fosterianus […]; by contrast, the young stems of A. paradoxus are more similar to those from A. castellae and A. cuixmalensis […]. . In Mexico, cacti with narrow cylindrical stems are commonly named “tasajillo”.”

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Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2022 Jul 08). Acanthocereus paradoxus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from