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Lemaireocereus eruca (Brandegee) Britton & Rose
Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 425. 1909
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Stenocereus eruca (Brandegee) A.C.Gibson & K.E.Horak
Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 65(4): 1007 (1978 publ. 1979).

Lemaireocereus eruca (Stenocereus eruca) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Stenocereus eruca (Brandegee) A.C.Gibson & K.E.Horak
Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 65(4): 1007 (1978 publ. 1979).
Synonymy: 5 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Stenocereus eruca f. cristata
Synonymy: 2
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Creeping Devil Cactus, Caterpillar Cactus
SPANISH (Español): Chirinole, Cherinole, Casa de Ratas

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Stenocereus eruca group

  • Stenocereus eruca (Brandegee) A.C.Gibson & K.E.Horak: The stems grow horizontally and root in the ground, making it seem to move across the desert like an enormous caterpillar.
  • Stenocereus eruca f. cristata: It is a very wild a crested form covered by sharp dagger-like spines.

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Lemaireocereus eruca (Stenocereus eruca) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Lemaireocereus eruca (Stenocereus eruca) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Lemaireocereus eruca (Stenocereus eruca) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Lemaireocereus eruca (Stenocereus eruca) Photo by: Cactus Art

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- This cactus's stems lie on the ground and grow at one end while the other end slowly dies. Over the years, the plant will travel slowly that way. (Stenocereus eruca) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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- The name Machærocereus signifies dagger cereus with reference to the long central spines that are knife-like, flat, and much wider than the others (Stenocereus eruca) Photo by: Cactus Art

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Lemaireocereus eruca (Stenocereus eruca) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Lemaireocereus eruca (Stenocereus eruca) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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