Pilosocereus leucocephalus f. palmeri - 10 seeds

Pilosocereus leucocephalus f. palmeri - 10 seeds

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Pilosocereus palmeri inhabits tropical deciduous forest, xerophyllous scrub, and submontane forest. It germinates in the shade of plant canopies and in soil-filled rock crevices than in flat open areas. It is mainly bat-pollinated although to a lesser degree, diurnal visitors also caused some fruit set. It is partially self-compatible but unable to set fruit without visitors. The habitat of Pilosocereus palmeri is home to succulent flora and is particularly rich in local endemics such as: Acanthocereus pentagonus, Selenicereus pteranthus, Opuntia puberula and many other. It is widespread and common but threatened by localized small-scale deforestation for cattle and agriculture. Common Names include Woolly Torch, Old Man Cactus, Old Man of Mexico