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Bergerocactus

Bergerocactus

The name of this genus was chosen in honor of Alwin Berger, a well-known German botanist. Only one species, B. emoryi, belongs to Bergerocactus, so original as to need a genus in its own right. Native to American deserts, it is an extremely resistant plant and perfectly in line with the wild desert charm. Columnar, with a reduced diameter and rich of tangled thorns, is commonly known with many nicknames: known as "golden cactus" for the bright yellow of the thorns, it is however often called also "snake cactus" for its elongated and thin course, as well as for "velvet cactus", due to the rather soft texture of the thin spines. Extremely peculiar and quite rare, it is a genre that can not miss in the collections of those who want to bring a touch of exotic in their locations by combining the wild charm with the originality of a genre that few people know!