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Coleocephalocereus aureus
Scientific Name: Coleocephalocereus aureus Ritter
Synonym: Buiningia brevicylindrica var. elongata, Coleocephalocereus aureus var. longispinus, Buiningia brevicylindrica var. longispina, Coleocephalocereus elongatus, Coleocephalocereus brevicylindricus var. elongatus, Coleocephalocereus aureus ssp. brevicylindricus, Coleocephalocereus brevicylindrica, Buiningia brevicylindrica, Buiningia aurea, Coleocephalocereus brevicylindricus var. longispinus
Family: Cactaceae
Coleocephalocereus  aureus
Coleocephalocereus aureus var. brevicylindricus at Uhlig Nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (13C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Brazil (Minas Gerais)

Growth Habits: Clumping columnar cactus, up to 24 inches tall (60 cm), stems 2.4 to 7.2 inches (6 to 18 cm) in diameter; 10 to 18 ribs; offsetting ; 1 to 4 central spines, 0.8 to 2.4 inches (2 to 6 cm) long; 7 to 15 radial spines, 0.6 to 1.2 inches (1.5 to 3 cm) long;

Watering Needs:


Coleocephalocereus  aureus

Coleocephalocereus  aureus

Blooming Habits:
Nocturnal green or yellow flowers, 0.6 inches in diameter (1.5 cm) out of lateral cephalium, made of white wool and yellow bristles.

Fruiting Habits:

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