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Armatocereus rauhii ssp. balsasensis




     Found in Camajarca and Amazonas, Peru , Armatocereus rauhii ssp. balsasensis is a branching tree like cactus to over 30 feet tall with stems 8 inches in diameter. The stems pinch between each seasons growth, giving it a segmented appearance. It produces red flowers an inch and a half across.
      I got two of these from Home Depot. I took cuttings of one and potted the other. It will go in the garden someday.


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