I fell on the cactus spine
And burst, a nocturnal hemmorhrage
To Carbon dioxide
That I light these torches
Which glowed amongst traffic
Of slumbering knights
Who once walked these paths
With shining armour, and lances in white.
Cereus hildmannianus (Queen of the Night) Aka Andes Organ Pipe, Torch Cactus, Torch Thistle, and Hedge Cactus, is a species of cactus from southern South America. Its distribution is in the neotropics, including Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, the Caribbean, and subtropical regions of the U.S..
Some species of ceroid cacti were known as torch cactus or torch-thistle, supposedly due to their use as torches by Native Americans in the past. Cereus hildmannianus has a tree-like growth habit with a distinct trunk after which it branches freely up to 10 m (33 ft) high. Its stems are up to 15 cm (6 in) across, have 4–6 ribs…
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