Taxon: Stenocereus thurberi (Engelm.) Buxb.

Genus: Stenocereus
Family: Cactaceae
  Subfamily: Cactoideae
      Tribe: Echinocereeae
Nomen number: 406666
Place of publication: Bot. Stud. 12:101. 1961
Name Verified on: 30-Oct-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Aug-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()
  • Human food: fruit (fide Cornucopia; Cactus Mex)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Sinaloa, - Sonora, - Baja Norte, - Baja Sur
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona


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  • Bravo-Hollis, H. & H. Sánchez-Mejorada Las Cactáceas de México, vol. 1 - 1978, vols. 2,3 - 1991 (Cact Mex)
  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Hunt, D. CITES Cactaceae checklist. 1992 (CITES Cact L)
  • Pinkava, D. J. 1995. Cactaceae, part 1. Cactus Family: the cereoid cactus J. Arizona-Nevada Acad. Sci. 29:11.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)

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