The Trichocereus bridgesii mostruosa inermis aka penis cactus

The Penis Plant, also known as the Penis Cactus, is a monstrose form of Echinopsis lageniformis (The Trichocereus bridgesii mostruosa inermis). The German name for this cultivar, Frauenglück, is more euphemistic than its English equivalent; it translates as “Women’s joy“.

 

penis cactus

Contrary to the typical columnar habit of the species, this cultivar displays short stem sections that branch avidly, forming a low spiny bush. The upper part of each stem segment is smooth and spineless. The lower part is spiny and shows a tendency to form ribs. The plant is of light green color.

penis cactus
penis cactus

The stem are composed by short upright sections that branches avidly up to 10-20 (to 35) cm tall by 5 cm in diameter, light glaucous green variegated in creamy-yellow, with only a few areoles and spines in the basal portion. The upper part of the stem is cylindrical, smooth without areoles and resemble a penis. The lower part is spiny and shows a tendency to form ribs.
Spines: Honey-coloured to brown, located on the few basal nodes in groups of up to 4. They can grow up to 4–7 cm long.
Trichocereus bridgesii forma mostruosa (inermis) from http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/P1KiZQ0Bh8pfFcktDlBLkg

penis cactus mostruosa

 

penis cactus

 

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