Cephalocereus senilis

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Cephalocereus senilis

Post Number:#1  Postby Geoff » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:52 pm

Cephalocereus senilis Old Man Cactus Mexico LL.jpg
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Cephalocereus senilis tall LL.jpg
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Cephalalocereus senilis tall LL.jpg
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Cephalocereus in flower mode H Oct.jpg
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Cephalocereus senilis with cephalium H.jpg
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Cephalarocereus senilis early cephalum LL.jpg
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Cephalocereus cephalum Serra.jpg
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Aka Old Man Cactus... slow cactus in cultivation (at least here in California) but with time gets over 20 feet tall and forms a cool, one-sided cephalum which is it's flowering structure. Only seen a few of these old enough to form one of those (generally seems to need to be at least 15' tall, or 30 years old for this to happen).
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Re: Cephalocereus senilis

Post Number:#2  Postby Stan » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:49 pm

This is a nice one. Another about 15-20' tall in Hayward is for another day. Also- the lean is from me leaning out the car window with my arm.
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