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Echinofossulocactus anfractuosus
(Syn:  Stenocactus crispatus )

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Description: Usually solitary cacti. E. anfractuosus is a synonym of E. crispatus. The plant found in cultivation are quite variable,  and the dissimilarity among seedlings spination may be considerable.
Stem: Globular whit green epidermis
Ribs: Approximately 30, thin with very undulated or curled ridges.
Radial spines: 7, of them 4 the weaker and smaller, others 3 (or 2) upper to 3 cm long, round or (the central) wide.
Central spines: 1, about 2,5 cm long, light brown.
Flowers: White, with the carmine central strips.
Remarks: Identifying the species of an Echinofossulocactus is as difficult as identifying the genus is easy. For the most part, they tend to look alike, and there are far more names than there are species.
 

 

 

Echinofossulocactus anfractuosus Z194 Ixmiquilpan, Santa Teresa Devotcha, Hidalgo, Mexico


Cultivation:  Small growing and easy to to care in normal and very drained  cactus compost and very willing to flower, Because of its small size makes a great potted plant specimen, great for beginning collectors, water sparingly and allow to dry between watering, needs good drainage. Watering should be curtailed during the winter months. Full sun but is tolerant and prefers light shade during the hot Summer months. And provide very good ventilation. Frost Tolerance: does not tolerate intense or prolonged cold (hardy to  -5C if kept dry

Propagation: Seeds (usually) or by the shoots of adult plants.

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Echinofossulocactus anfractuosus (Mart. 1837) Lawr.
Gardeners' Magazine of Botany, Horticulture, Floriculture. 17: 317, 1922

Scientific name:  Stenocactus crispatus (A. P. de Candolle) A. Berger ex A. W. Hill 1933, (Mexico)

Origin:  Mexico (Hidalgo)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:  

  • Stenocactus anfractuosus (Mart. ex Pfeiff.) A.Berger ex A.W.Hill 1933
  • Echinocactus anfractuosus Mart. ex Pfeiff. 1837 (Basionim)
  • Echinofossulocactus anfractuosus (Mart. 1837) Lawr. 1841
  • Echinofossulocactus guerraianus Backeb. 1942
  • Stenocactus arrigens (Link ex A.Dietr.) A.Berger
  • Echinofossulocactus crispatus f. anfractuosus (Mart.) P.V. Heath,
    In: Calyx 2 (3): 86, 1992

Heterotypic synonyms:

  • Echinofossulocactus crispatus (A. P. de Candolle) Lawrence 1841
  • Ferocactus crispatus (A. P. de Candolle) N. P. Taylor 1980
  • Echinocactus crispatus A. P. de Candolle 1828
  • Echinofossulocactus dichroacanthus (Martius ex Pfeiffer) Britton et Rose 1922
  • Echinocactus dichroacanthus Martius ex Pfeiffer 1837
  • Stenocactus dichroacanthus (Martius ex Pfeiffer) A. Berger ex Backeberg 1935
  • Echinofossulocactus lancifer (A. Dietrich) Britton et Rose 1922
  • Echinocactus lancifer A. Dietrich 1839
  • Stenocactus lancifer (A. Dietrich) A. Berger ex Backeberg et F. M. Knuth 1929
  • Echinofossulocactus arrigens (Link ex A. Dietrich) Britton et Rose 1922
  • Echinocactus arrigens Link ex A. Dietrich 1840
  • Stenocactus arrigens (Link ex A. Dietrich) A. Berger 1929
  • Echinofossulocactus lamelosus (A. Dietrich) Britton et Rose 1922
  • Echinocactus lamelosus A. Dietrich 1847
  • Stenocactus lamelosus (A. Dietrich) A. Berger 1929
  • Echinocactus flexispinus Salm-Dyck 1849
  • Echinofossulocactus flexispinus (Salm-Dyck) Bravo 1969
  • Echinocactus violaciflorus Quehl 1912
  • Echinofossulocactus violaciflorus (Quehl) Britton et Rose 1922
  • Echinofossulocactus confusus Britton et Rose 1922
  • Echinofossulocactus guerraianus Backeberg 1942
  • Echinofossulocactus kelleranus Krainz 1946
  • Echinofossulocactus multiareolatus Bravo 1960
 



This species has very undulated ribs.

 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the echinofossulocactus crispatus complex (This Taxon has lots of synonyms (like most Echinofossulocactus) whit several controversial varieties and subspecies):



 

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