XPacherocactus orcuttii

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Pachycereus pringlei x Bergerocactus emoryi

Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Sep 9, 2019 12:47 PM

Exotic natural hybrid between Pachycereus pringlei and Bergerocactus. Found (very rarely) in the vicinity of El Rosario, northern Baja California, where those two cacti share some territory. Plants are spiny, columnar, branching, with 14-18 ribs, 5-10 central spines (1-2 are longer), ~20+ radials. Flowers are pale yellow.

This is one of two recorded natural hybrids of Bergerocactus, a species native to coastal NW Baja California and far southern California. The other is xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi, a hybrid with Myrtillocactus cochal. Both are extremely rare in nature and cultivation.

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Which cacti genera can hybridize? by Jai_Ganesha Jul 10, 2018 9:57 AM 4

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