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 Peniocereus maculatus
Author:   Ladislaus Cutak, 1951
Family:  Cactaceae
Origin:  Guerrero, Mexico
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 centimetres
Height:  2 meters
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cereus maculatus Weingart 1933. Acanthocereus maculatus Bravo, 1933

   This member of the Cactaceae family was given this name by Ladislaus Cutak in 1951. It is found in Guerrero in Mexico, growing in grit with little water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to seven centimetres in diameter, the leaves/stems up to 2 meters long. The nocturnal flowers are large and white.

The genera name from pene; 'thread' and Cereus another member of the Cactaceae family, as to plant form. The species name means 'spotted' for the marbled epidermis of the stems.

The flowers and fruits by Juergen Menzel,