Stenocereus griseus (Haw.) Buxb.

First published in Bot. Stud. 12: 100 (1961)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Mexico to Guatemala, S. Caribbean to N. Venezuela. It is a succulent shrub or tree and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders, has environmental uses, as boundry barrier support and a medicine and for food.

Descriptions

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean, Caribbean. Elevation range: 0–1200 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Boyacá, Cauca, Huila, La Guajira, Magdalena, Nariño, Santander.
Habit
Shrub, Small tree.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC. Listed in Appendix II of CITES.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Cardón, Cardón guajiro, Yasu
[UPFC]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 0 - 1200 m.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Shrub.
Vernacular
Yasu.
[UPB]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
canelón, cardón, cardón de arenales, cardón guajiro, cardón real, yotojoro, yotójoro
[UNAL]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 1200 m.; Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto, arbolito
Conservation
No Evaluada
[CPLC]

Uses

Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
[UPFC]

Use Environmental
Environmental uses (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Environmental Boundary Barrier Support Plants
Live plant (in situ) - Used to make live fences (Romero Castañeda 1961).
Use Food
Infructescences - Edible fruit (Romero Castañeda 1961).
Use Materials
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).
[UPB]

Common Names

Spanish
Candelabro, cardón, penco, pitahaya, cardón guajiro.

Sources

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    • ColPlantA database
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

    • ColPlantA database
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/