Curt Backeberg 1913
||Bolivia and Argentina, between 3,000 and
Borzicactus strausii, A.Berger.
Cephalocereus straussii, Houghton.
Cereus strausii, Vaupel.
Denmoza strausii, Fric.
Denmoza strausii var. luteispina, Fric.
Echinopsis nothostrausii, Anceschi & Magli.
Pilocereus strausii, Heese 1907.
Pilocereus strausii f. cristatus, Dörfl.
This member of the
Cactaceae family was described by Curt Backeberg in 1913.
It is found in the mountains of Bolivia and Argentina, growing in
extreme well-drained soil with quiet some water in summer, and none
in winter. Lots of sun, but not too high temperatures, can even stand
10 C frost! It will grow to six centimetres in diameter and three meters
high. The flowers are deep red, and won't open. It can be reproduced
both by seeds and with some luck; Cuttings.
SubFamily: Cactoideae, Tribe: Trichocereeae
Cleistois fromthe Greek words
Kleistos, meaning closed (the
flowers don't open), and Kaktos means thistle.
strausii in honour of Lazarus Straus,1862-1934. A German
botanist from of Bruchsal, and co-founder of the German Cactus