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Collection Details

Species: Pilosocereus swartzii (Griseb) Byles & G.D. Rowley

Cactaceae Pilosocereus swartzii (Griseb) Byles & G.D. Rowley
A. K. Neill , T. F. Rehman, P. Lewis 3303

Collection Date: 29 April 2012
Determined By: A. Oberli
Determination Date: 8 February 2013
Institution: UCWI


Continent: North America

Country: Jamaica

Region: Middlesex County

Subregion: Saint Catherine Parish

Locality Description: Hellshire Hills mainland, point east of Manatee Bay, limestone outcrop north of western edge of Big Eastern Pond.

DD Latitude: 17.8447

DD Longitude: -76.9651

Coordinate uncertainty: 5 m

Min. Elevation: 8.2 m


Habitat Description: Limestone outcrop, scrub forest.

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Tall columnar cactus in limestone, branched three times. Stems 11-ribbed. Spines tan-grey, 19-24 per areole. Flower buds 60 cm from tip, pale yellow.

Max. Height: 5.5 m

Habit: shrub

Other Data

Research Site: Hellshire Hills mainland

Project: Flora of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica

Basis of Specimen: Preserved specimen