Leptocereus santamarinae Areces 1992

Plants stout shrubs or treelike with ascending branches, 6-8 m (20-26 ft) high. Stems 3.5-5.5 cm (1.4-2.2 in) in diameter. Ribs 5-6, flattened, wavy, with areoles in depressions. Spines 8-25, needle-like, sharp, diverging, yellowish, becoming gray with age, 3-21 mm (to 0.8 in) long. Flowers borne terminally, open at night, funnelform, white, 5.7-7.2 cm (2.2-2.8 in) long, 3.3-3.6 cm (1.3-1.4 in) in diameter; pericarpels and floral tubes spiny; stamens inserted or barely exserted. Fruits ellipsoidal to globose, green, spiny, 6-8 cm (2.4-3.1 in) long, 5-7 cm (2-2.8 in) in diameter. Distribution: northeastern Cuba.

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