Myrtillocactus cochal

Familia: 
Cactaceae
Subfamilia: 
Cactoideae
Tribu: 
Pachycereeae

Myrtillocactus cochal

Myrtillocactus cochal

 

 

 

 



The Myrtillocactus cochal, as it is known (the "cochal"), is a flattened tree shaped cactus  with many branches and full of strong spines. Flowers greenish-whitish color have a darker central stripe. The fruits are red balls, once mature, and are edible. The cochal is endemic to the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur on the edge of the Sonoran Desert. This plant, which normally are not often seen in collections. In our garden, in addition to this issue, there is another located within the same area and in zone 3.