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Cactus bradypus Lehm.
Index Sem. (Hamburg) (1826) 17
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Cephalocereus senilis (Haw.) Pfeiff.
Allg. Gartenzeitung (Otto & Dietrich) 6: 142. 1838 Otto & A.Dietr.

Cactus bradypus (Cephalocereus senilis) Photo by: Amante Darmanin
Growinh habit at San Cristobal, Hidalgo, Mexico.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Cephalocereus senilis (Haw.) Pfeiff.
Allg. Gartenzeitung (Otto & Dietrich) 6: 142. 1838
Synonymy: 8 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Cephalocereus senilis f. cristatus

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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Old Man Cactus, Bunny Cactus, Old Man of Maexico, White Persian Cat Cactus
FINNISH (Suomi): Vaarinkaktus
FRENCH (Français): Tête de vieillard
ITALIAN (Italiano): Testa di vecchio
PERSIAN (فارسی): کاکتوس پیرمرد
SLOVAK (Slovenčina): Hlavovec starecký
SPANISH (Español): Viejo, Cactus el Viejito, Cabeza de Viejo, Barba de Viejo, Viejito
SWEDISH (Svenska): Gubbhuvud
TAMIL (தமிழ்): கிழவன் கள்ளி
THAI (ภาษาไทย): เฒ่าหัวหงอก

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Cephalocereus senilis group

  • Cephalocereus senilis (Haw.) Pfeiff.: Commonly known as the old man cactus, it is a tall columnar cactus with long, greyish-white hairs which serve to protect it from the harsh sun common to its native habitat in eastern Hidalgo, Mexico.
  • Cephalocereus senilis f. cristatus: Beautiful crested form. The most striking feature is the long, greyish-white hairs.

28919 amante Amante Darmanin
Cephalocereus senilis, San Cristobal, Hidalgo. (Cephalocereus senilis) Photo by: Amante Darmanin
28921 amante Amante Darmanin
Cephalocereus senilis and Echinocactus platyacanthus, Meztitlan, Hidalgo. (Cephalocereus senilis) Photo by: Amante Darmanin

28920 amante Amante Darmanin
Cephalocereus senilis, Meztitlan, Hidalgo (Cephalocereus senilis) Photo by: Amante Darmanin
28922 amante Amante Darmanin
Cephalocereus senilis and Echinocactus platyacanthus, Meztitlan, Hidalgo. (Cephalocereus senilis) Photo by: Amante Darmanin

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