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Cereus militaris Audot
Rev. Hort. [Paris]. ser. 2, 4: 307. 1845 1845 (Dec.)

Accepted Scientific Name: Pachycereus militaris (Audot) P.V.Heath
Calyx 2(3): 108 (1992)

Cereus militaris (Pachycereus militaris) Photo by: K.k. Agrawal
Rootted cutting of a fertile branch with cephalium. In 1970s some tops of flowering stems have been cut off in habitat, imported and offered at high prices. Technically, they are inflorescences, not plants, and although they can be rooted, casualties are high, and subsequent growth either spoils the cephalium or consists of normal, barren shoots from beneath it ( Rowley G. D. 1978). This picture was taken about in 1980 at the farm house of G. C. Jain (owner of Carona Shoe Co.), Bombay. Backebergia militaris owes its name to the resemblance to a guardsman's busby, apparently grafted on to a trichocereus-like plant. But although the uninitiated would immediately say mat it is a graft, the upper part is in fact a cephalium or head which develops on the top of the plant.


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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Pachycereus militaris (Audot) P.V.Heath
Calyx 2(3): 108 (1992)
Synonymy: 10

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: golden-fleece, military-cap, teddy-bear cactus, Grenadier's Cap
SPANISH (Español): Tiponche, Gorro de Grenadero, Organo de Gorro
SWEDISH (Svenska): soldatpelarkaktus

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