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Cereus jamacaru This was introduced to the Pantanal to provide forage for cattle.  It is invasive.  Sometimes known as "Queen of the Knight" because of the way its flowers stand out. Cereus jamacaru,Mato Grosso,Pantanal,Transpantaneira highway Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Cereus jamacaru

This was introduced to the Pantanal to provide forage for cattle. It is invasive. Sometimes known as "Queen of the Knight" because of the way its flowers stand out.

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"Cereus jamacaru", known as mandacaru or cardeiro, is a cactus native to central and eastern Brazil. It often grows up to 6 metres high. A thorn-less kind is used for animal feed. The most common kind is highly thorny but is also used for animal feed, after burning or cutting off the thorns. Mandacaru is highly drought-resistant.

Similar species: Pinks, Cactuses, And Allies
Species identified by NattyOne
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Uploaded Nov 1, 2022. Captured Aug 12, 2022 12:16.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1579s
  • ISO1250
  • 200mm