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Author: Ladislaus Cutak, 1951
Origin:  Guerrero, Mexico
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  2 Meters
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cereus maculatus, Weingart, 1933.
maculatus, Bravo, 1933

This member of the Cactaceae family was given this name by Ladislaus Cutak in 1951. It is found in Guerrero in Mexico, growing in grit with little water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to seven centimetres in diameter, the leaves/stems up to 2 meters long. The nocturnal flowers are large and white.

The genera name from pene; 'thread' and Cereus; another member of the Cactaceae family, as to plant's form. The species name means 'spotted' for the marbled epidermis of the stems.

The flowers by Juergen Menzel,

The fruits by Juergen Menzel,