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Useful Tropical Plants

Cleistocactus sepium

(Kunth) F.A.C.Weber

Cactaceae

+ Synonyms

Borzicactus aequatorialis Backeb.

Borzicactus jajoianus Backeb.

Borzicactus morleyanus Britton & Rose

Borzicactus sepium (Kunth) Britton & Rose

Borzicactus ventimigliae Riccob.

Borzicactus websterianus Backeb.

Cactus sepium Kunth

Cereus chotaensis (Weber) Vaupel

Cereus jajoianus Backeb.

Cereus sepium (Kunth) DC.

Cereus ventimigliae (Riccob.) Vaupel

Cleistocactus chotaensis A.Weber

Echinocactus weberbaueri Vaupel

Loxanthocereus jajoianus (Backeb.) Backeb.

Loxanthocereus trujilloensis F. Ritter

Matucana weberbaueri (Vaupel) Backeb.

Common Name: Muyusa

Cleistocactus sepium
Cultivated plant in the Huntington Library Desert Botanical Garden
Photograph by: Pamla J. Eisenberg
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Cleistocactus sepium Cleistocactus sepium

General Information

Muyusa is a spiny, succulent shrub producing a single, unbranched stem up to 1.5 metres tall and 4cm thick[
529
Title
The Cactaceae
Publication
 
Author
Britton N.L. & Rose J.N.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
The Carnegie Institution of Washington; Washington.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
An immense work in 4 volumes. Many of the botanical names are out of date, of course, but the book contains a wealth of information about the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild and eaten locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Northern S. America - Ecuador.

Habitat

Dry hills[
529
Title
The Cactaceae
Publication
 
Author
Britton N.L. & Rose J.N.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
The Carnegie Institution of Washington; Washington.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
An immense work in 4 volumes. Many of the botanical names are out of date, of course, but the book contains a wealth of information about the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. A white flesh containing numerous small seeds[
529
Title
The Cactaceae
Publication
 
Author
Britton N.L. & Rose J.N.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
The Carnegie Institution of Washington; Washington.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
An immense work in 4 volumes. Many of the botanical names are out of date, of course, but the book contains a wealth of information about the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The globular fruit is about 2cm in diameter[
529
Title
The Cactaceae
Publication
 
Author
Britton N.L. & Rose J.N.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
The Carnegie Institution of Washington; Washington.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
An immense work in 4 volumes. Many of the botanical names are out of date, of course, but the book contains a wealth of information about the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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