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Scientific Name: Pachycereus gaumeri Britton & Rose
Synonym: Cereus yucatanensis, Pterocereus gaumeri, Anisocereus gaumeri, Pterocereus foetidus, Anisocereus foetidus, Pachycereus foetidus
Family: Cactaceae
Kanzacam (Pachycereus  gaumeri)
Pterocereus gaumeri at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Avoid any frost

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Mexico (Chiapas, Yucatán) where it is rare

Growth Habits: Columnar cactus, with few branches; trunk up to 5 feet tall (1.5 m); 3-4 (to 7) acute ribs; large areoles 0.4 to 1 inch apart (1-2.5 cm), with brown felt; 10 thin brown spines, 0.4 to 1.2 in. long (1-3 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate

Propagation: Seeds

Pterocereus gaumeri at the HBG (HBG 16782 - ISI 97-45)

Blooming Habits:
Greenish white or yellow flowers at night in summer, with foul smell, 2-3.2 inches long (5-8 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

Las Cactaceas de Mexico

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