Stenocereus thurberi

Common Name: Organ Pipe Cactus
Oˊodham Name: cucuis   Audio
Group: Cacti - Desert

Stenocereus thurberi reaches heights of 20 feet growing in gravelly soils in frost-free areas near Why and Sonoyta. As with the other columnar cacti, Stenocereus thurberi and Carnegia gigantea, the flowers are bat pollinated. After falling to the ground, the fruit are an important food source for Javelinas, rodents, and birds.

Kingdom Plantae - Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta - Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta - Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Cactaceae - Cactus family
Genus Stenocereus (A. Berger) Riccob. - stenocereus
Species Stenocereus thurberi (Engelm.) Buxbaum - organpipe cactus
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