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Corryocactus squarrosus
Scientific Name: Corryocactus squarrosus (Vaupel) P.C.Hutchison
Synonym: Corryocactus melaleucus, Erdisia tenuicula, Corryocactus tenuiculus, Corryocactus otuyensis, Corryocactus quivillanus, Corryocactus pilispinus, Corryocactus odoratus, Corryocactus megarhizus, Corryocactus gracilis, Erdisia fortalezensis, Corryocactus chavinilloensis, Corryocactus brachycladus, Cereus squarrosus, Erdisia squarrosa
Family: Cactaceae
Corryocactus  squarrosus
An antique photo, as Erdisia squarrosa in Britton and Rose's The Cactaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55°F (12°C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Peru (Junín)

Growth Habits: Sprawling, stems up to 6 feet long (2 m), 0.8 to 1 inch (2 to 2.5 cm) in diameter; 6 to 9 ribs; 1 central spine, oriented downward, 1.2 inches (3 cm) long; 9( to 13) radial spines, to 0.48 inch (1.2 cm) long;

Watering Needs:


Corryocactus  squarrosus

Blooming Habits:
Yellow to red flowers, 1.8 inches long (4.5 cm); fruit 1 inch long (2.5 cm), 0.7 inch in diameter (1.7 cm); seeds black

Fruiting Habits:

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