Penis Plant
The Penis Plant, also known as the Penis Cactus, is a monstrose form of Echinopsis lageniformis
Echinopsis lageniformis
Bolivian Torch cactus is a fast-growing columnar cactus from the high deserts of Bolivia....

. 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
A cultivar'Cultivar has two meanings as explained under Formal definition. When used in reference to a taxon, the word does not apply to an individual plant but to all those plants sharing the unique characteristics that define the cultivar. is a plant or group of plants selected for desirable...

 displays short stem sections that branch avidly, forming a low spiny bush. The upper part of each stem segment is smooth and spineless, resembling a penis
The penis is a biological feature of male animals including both vertebrates and invertebrates...

 from a grown man. The lower part is spiny
Thorns, spines, and prickles
In botanical morphology, thorns, spines, and prickles are hard structures with sharp, or at least pointed, ends. In spite of this common feature, they differ in their growth and development on the plant; they are modified versions of different plant organs, stems, stipules, leaf veins, or hairs...

 and shows a tendency to form ribs. The plant is of light green color.
The German
German language
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 name for this cultivar, Frauenglück, is more euphemistic
A euphemism is the substitution of a mild, inoffensive, relatively uncontroversial phrase for another more frank expression that might offend or otherwise suggest something unpleasant to the audience...

 than its English
English language
English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into what was to become south-east Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria...

equivalent; it translates as "Women's joy".

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