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Cereus peruvianus var. monstrosus ‘Minor’

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyCactaceaeSucculent (water-storing) plants, often spiny
GenusCereusFrom Latin cereus for “waxy”
SpeciesperuvianusOf or from Peru
var.monstrosusMonstrose: having an abnormal, distorted and disfigured growth of the body (especially of a cactus)

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Cereus peruvianus var. monstrosus ‘Minor’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Cereus peruvianus

8/31/2013 · Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, Virginia