Desert Night-Blooming Cereus is a member
Family. It is a cylindrical cactus that can grow
straight up or along the ground to 8 feet in height, but is usually
shorter. It has dark-colored spines which grow to 1/8 inches in length.
The cactus grows in desert flats and washes under trees or shrubs at
elevations between 1000 - 3500 feet.
The flower of the Desert
is very fragrant and lasts only one
Desert Night-Blooming Cereus blooms in June or July
and produces a spectacular large, white flower with numerous yellow
stamens which grows to 4.5 inches in width and 8.5 inches in length
are followed by an orange-red, elliptical fruit with short spines to 3
inches in length.