Cereus repandus f. monstrosus
Synonym: Cereus peruvianus f. monstrosus
Common Name: monstrose apple cactus
Origin: Cereus repandus f. monstrosus is a naturally occurring forma of the straight species, which originates from the tropical and subtropical Americas – likely the western Caribbean and Venezuela or Brazil.
Description: The Monstrose apple cactus is a branching, columnar cactus that grows up to 15 feet (4.6) meters tall. It differs from the straight species by the bumpy, “knobby” stems and copper spines. During early summer, rare and fragrant white flowers can appear, leading to edible orange fruits.
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