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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Pachycereeae
Genus: Escontria
Species: E. chiotilla
Binomial name
Escontria chiotilla
(F.A.C.Weber) Rose

Cereus chiotilla F.A.C.Weber
Myrtillocactus chiotilla F.A.C.Weber

The chiotilla or jiotilla (Escontria chiotilla) is a species of cacti and the only species of the genus Escontria. The species originates from Mexico (Guerrero, Michoac√°n, Oaxaca, southern Puebla).

This is a tree-like cactus, up to 7 m tall. It has 7 or 8 acute ribs, and very close or confluent areoles.


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