Senita, Whisker Cactus
Synonym: Lophocereus sargentianus, Lophocereus schottii, Lophocereus schottii var. sargentianus, Lophocereus schottii var. tenuis, Pilocereus sargentianus, Cereus sargentianus, Pachycereus schottii, Pachycereus schottii var. tenuis, Cereus schottii var. australis, Lophocereus schottii var. australis, Lophocereus australis, Pilocereus schottii, Lophocereus schottii, Cereus schottii, Pachycereus schottii, Cereus mieckleyanus
The form 'Monstrosus' also described as 'forma mieckleyanus' for the thinner types or 'fa obesa' for the thicker more tubercled types is native to Baja California. Its strange, mostly spineless shape (picture 2) can be very attractive for landscape use. It is also less frost resistant, and should be protected below 25°F (-4°C)
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