Cleistocactus winteri

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Cleistocactus winteri

Post Number:#1  Postby Gee.S » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:20 pm

Here is a rare sight in my neck of the woods, a C. winteri bloom. Easy to see why the controversy regarding genus. Bloom is really different from other Cleistos, also a peculiar cactus in that it's an autumn grower.

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Cleistocactus winteri
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"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

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