Definition of organ pipe cactus in English:

organ pipe cactus


  • A large cactus native to the south-western US, having columnar stems or branches and typically flowering at night.

    • ‘The Organ Pipe Cactus (Stenocereus thurberi) is a species of cactus native to Mexico.’
    • ‘Most of the organ pipe cactus in the United States are found within the monument's borders.’
    • ‘Due to their high triterpene glycoside content, agria and organ pipe cacti have the highest sugar content.’
    • ‘During this period, the species feeds on the nectar and pollen of flowering saguaros and organ pipe cactus, contributing to the successful pollination of these succulents.’
    • ‘Rising above them, mountains climbed past saguaro and organ pipe cactus to fields of snow so peaceful that he kept riding only to reach them as the trail ascended toward the distant passes.’