Common Name: blue myrtle-cactus
Origin: The blue myrtle-cactus is endemic to numerous Mexican states, originating from tropical deciduous forests, xerophilous shrublands, and Chihuahuan grasslands. It has been recorded in over 267 localities, at 1,000 to 2,000 meters above sea level.
Description: Myrtillocactus geometrizans is a branching, tree-like cactus that develops a columnar to candelabra form. It will eventually create a spined architecture of stems, becoming woody with age, and the glaucous color will fade. Mature plants over two years old may form small greenish-white flowers during the spring, which will bloom for a single day before fading.
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