Pink - Dark
de Vibora, Cardoncillo
viperinus F.A.C.Weber, 1904.
Wilcoxia papillosa, , Britton & Rose.
Neoevansia viperina ?
Cullmannia viperina, Distefano.
Peniocereus tomentosus, Buxb.
Wilcoxia tomentosa, Bravo.
Wilcoxia viperina, Britton & Rose.
Wilcoxia viperina var. tomentosa, Bravo.
This member of the
Cactaceae family was given this name by Franz Buxbaum in 1975. It is found in Mexico,
growing in grit with little water and lots of sun. The caudex can
grow to ten centimetres or more, the long slim branches to two
meters. The flowers are pink to dark red, and the plant can be reproduced
both by seeds and cuttings.
The genera name from pene;
'thread' and Cereus another member of the Cactaceae family, as
to plant's form. The species name means 'vipers'.