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Penis Plant

Penis Plant

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Echinopsis
Species: E. lageniformis
Binomial name
Echinopsis lageniformis
(Forst.) H.Friedrich & Rowley

Trichocereus bridgesii Britton & Rose

The Penis Plant, also known as the Penis Cactus, is a monstrose form of Echinopsis lageniformis. This plant is more commonly referred to as Trichocereus bridgesii, even though the current scientific name is Echinopsis. Contrary to the typical columnar habit of the species this cultivar displays short stem sections that branches avidly, forming a low spiny bush. The upper part of each stem segment is smooth and spineless, resembling the male reproductive organ. The lower part is spiny and shows a tendency to form ribs. The plant is of light green color.

  The German name for this cultivar, Frauenglück, is more euphemistic than its English equivalent; it translates as "Women's Pleasure".


The chemical composition of E. lageniformis 'Penis Plant' is allegedly the same as that of the typical form of the species.[citation needed]


  • K. Trout, Trout's Notes on San Pedro and related Trichocereus species (Sacred Cacti 3rd ed. Part B) (Moksha Press, 2005) ISBN 0-9770876-0-3, p.28.
  • Echinopsis bridgesii f. monstrosus at
  • Echinopsis bridgesii f. monstrosus at
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