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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe Pachycereeae — the organ pipe cactus and related cacti.


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  • The dominant cacti species are: Stenocereus griseus, Subpilocereus repandus, and Pilosocereus lanuginosus (Petit and Pors 1996).

    Aruba-Curaçao-Bonaire cactus scrub

  • The dominant cacti species are: Stenocereus griseus, Subpilocereus repandus, and Pilosocereus lanuginosus.


  • The bleak coastal Magdalena Plain's only conspicuous endemic plant is the weird creeping devil cactus (Stenocereus eruca), but inland the rocky slopes are rich and dense with trees, succulent shrubs, and cacti.

    Subdivisions of the Sonoran Desert

  • Subtropical matorral habitats consist of Acacia pennatula mixed with other Acacia, Ipomoea and Bursera, interspersed with Opuntia, and Stenocereus.

    Bajío dry forests

  • Areas previously submerged under the sea (in the Miocene) are now covered by highly salt - and alkaline-tolerant species (e.g. Ambrosia magdalenae, Agave vizcainoensis, Yucca valida, Stenocereus gummosus, and Muhlenbergia porteri).

    Baja California desert

  • Some elements of the dry forest are present in this community, but xeric elements are dominant and include Opuntia cholla, Bursera microphylla, Lysiloma divaricata, Stenocereus thuberii, Cnidoscolus angustidens, Yucca sp., and Ferocactus spp.

    San Lucan xeric scrub

  • Cacti, such as organ pipe cactus (Stenocereus thurberi), are often conspicuous and abundant.

    Sonoran-Sinaloan transition subtropical dry forest

  • Armathocereus humilis, Stenocereus griseus, Acanthocereus pentagonus y Pilosocereus colombianus; and woody species of bushes and trees such as Pithecellobium bogotense, Capparis odoratissima, Bulnesia carrapo, Maclura tinctoria, Fagara pterota, Prakinsonia aculeta, Prosopis juliflora, and Acacia farnesiana among others.

    Magdalena Valley dry forests

  • The climate is dry and vegetation includes cati such as Armathocereus humilis and Stenocereus griseus.

    Magdalena Valley dry forests


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