Peniocereus serpentinus (Snake Cactus), sometimes listed as Nyctocereus serpentinus, is a fast-growing cactus that puts out offshoots at…
Peniocereus is a genus of vining cacti, comprising about 18 species, found from the southwestern United States and Mexico. The genus name comes from the prefix "penio", from the Latin "penis", meaning "tail", and "cereus", the large genus from which it was split. Known as the desert night-blooming Cereus, it also shares its common names of "Night-blooming Cereus" and "Queen of the Night" with many other similar cacti.
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