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Browningia altissima
Scientific Name: Browningia altissima (F.Ritter) F.Buxb.
Synonym: Gymnanthocereus altissimus, Gymnocereus altissimus
Family: Cactaceae
Browningia  altissima
Gymnocereus altissimus at the HBG (HBG 72559). New areoles are woolly, the central spine develops before the radials
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55°F (12°C)

Sun Exposure:

Origin: Peru (near Marañon)

Growth Habits: Tree-like up to 16 to 33 feet tall (5 to 10 m); trunk ; 7 to 8 ribs; 1( to 4) central spines, 2 to 6cm long; 5 to 6 radial spines, 0.5 to 1cm long;

Watering Needs:


Bark of the same HBG specimen showing the spination of an old areole, with the radials visible

Blooming Habits:
Flowers 5 to 6cm long, white;

Fruiting Habits:

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