Pachycereus pecten aboriginum

Familia: 
Cactaceae
Subfamilia: 
Cactoideae
Tribu: 
Pachycereeae

Pachycereus pecten aboriginum Pachycereus pecten aboriginum

 

 

 

 

This arborea and columnar plant, commonly called "etcho" is a Pachycereus pecten aboriginum, native of Isthmus in Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, in the states of Sinaloa, Sonora and Baja California Sur in Mexico. It is a cactus with a good size, about 10 m. high and very branched. With green stems, intense and bright with 10 or 12 rounded ribs. It has had some applications, especially for the maya people, such as medicine and food. The Garden has several specimens of this species, being the one in the Zone 3, the tallest plant in the center with long around 7-8 m. high.