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Stenocereus alamosensis


Octopus Cactus

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyCactaceaeSucculent (water-storing) plants, often spiny

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Stenocereus alamosensis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 9 Jan 2011.

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Stenocereus alamosensis (Octopus Cactus)

5/24/2009 · Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain