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Cephalocereus royenii (L.) Britton & Rose
Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. xii. 419 (1909)

Accepted Scientific Name: Pilosocereus royenii (L.) Byles & G.D.Rowley
Cact. Succ. J. Gr. Brit. xix. 67 (1957)


See all synonyms of Pilosocereus royenii
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Pilosocereus royenii (L.) Byles & G.D.Rowley
Cact. Succ. J. Gr. Brit. xix. 67 (1957)
Synonymy: 59 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Pilosocereus royenii f. cristatus (P.V.Heath)
Brit. Cact. Succ. J. Volume 14 - pag.20. 1996 [as: Cephalocereus royenii f. cristatus P.V.Heath1996]
Synonymy: 2

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Royen pilosocereus(Virgin Islands), Cactus (Virgin Islands), Dildo (St. Thomas, Virgin Gorda), Pipe (Virgin Islands), Pipe organ cactus (Virgin Islands), Pipe-organ cactus (Virgin Islands), Royen pilocereus (Puerto Rico), Royen's tree cactus (Puerto Rico), Pipe organ
FRENCH (Français): Raquettes à piquants (Lesser Antilles), Raquette à piquant (Lesser Antilles), Cierge (Lesser Antilles), Chardon (Lesser Antilles), Charderon (Lesser Antilles), Chadron (Lesser Antilles), Pilosocéréus de Royen (Lesser Antilles)
SPANISH (Español): Sebucán (Puerto Rico)

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Pilosocereus royenii group

  • Pilosocereus nobilis (Haw.) Byles & G.D.Rowley: has slender, erect stems that are green, shining when young, not at all glaucous, 8 to 10-ribbed. Distribution: West Indies, St. Christopher to Grenada.
  • Pilosocereus nobilis f. cristatus P.V.Heath: The crested form is nicely covered with golden yellow spines and white wool. It is also very strong and can grow up to 1 m in diameter and height (or more).
  • Pilosocereus royenii (L.) Byles & G.D.Rowley: blue-stemmed, tree-like cactus species 2-8 m high, often with well-defined trunks. Distribution: Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico), Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico Jamaica, Tobago, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Lesser Antilles.
  • Pilosocereus royenii f. cristatus (P.V.Heath)

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