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Nov
2008
Corryocactus quadrangularis F. Ritter 1958
Cactus and succulent plants | House Plant | Magnoliopsida

Corryocactus is a genus of cacti native of western South America, with strong columnare strains. Flowers are bell shaped. Fruit large overall, with thorns, edible.

Corryocactus was dedicated to AT Corry, chief engineer of Peruvian railways, "quadrangularis" in Latin, 4 ungiuri, 4 ribs.

Corryocactus quadrangularis is originally from Ayacucho and Peru. Species shrub, branched from the base of 1-1.5 m high and 4-5 cm in diameter. Deep strain bacon, 4-5. Central spins (1-2) are 4-6 cm long, and the thorns radial (4-8) are 1-2 cm. Flowers yellow to carmine, 4-5 cm long. Fruit reddish green, 3 cm in diameter.

It reproduces by seeds or stem cuttings.

Lives in conditions of maximum brightness, accept direct sunlight. Minimum temperature is supported by 5 °C.

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