Cephalocereus senilis (El Viejito)

Familia: 
Cactaceae
Subfamilia: 
Cactoideae
Tribu: 
Pachycereeae

Cephalocereus senilis (El Viejito) Cephalocereus senilis (El Viejito) This is one of the most known and common cactus. The "viejito" or old man is a columnar plant that can reach up to 15 m. tall, native of the Mexican states of Guanajuato and Hidalgo. Not usually develop side shoots, but stems sprouting from the ground like clusters. Its most striking feature is the long white hairs, which serve for sun protection.