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Echinofossulucactus fasciculatus
(Syn: Stenocactus crispatus)
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Flowers pale violet
 

Description: E. fasciculatus is a solitary plant , up to 20 cm tall, 10 cm wide with very long spines and wavy ribs. It is one of the Echinofossulocactus  with the prettiest spination, spine are flattened, with one longer central (from 1 to 5 cm long) central spine directed upwards. The ribs are thin with very undulated or curled ridges.

 


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.


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):

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Echinofossulocactus fasciculatus n.n.

Nowadays regarded as: Stenocactus crispatus (A. P. de Candolle) A. Berger ex A. W. Hill 1933

Synonyms:

  • Echinofossulocactus crispatus (A. P. de Candolle) Lawrence
    in Loud. Gard. Mag. 17: 317. 1841
  • Ferocactus crispatus (A. P. de Candolle) N. P. Taylor 1980
  • Echinocactus crispatus A. P. de Candolle
    Prodr. 3: 461. 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
  • Brittonrosea violaciflora
  • Echinocactus violaciflorus
  • Stenocactus dichroacanthus var. violaciflorus
  • Stenocactus violaciflorus,
  • Echinofossulocactus confusus Britton et Rose 1922
  • Stenocactus confusus
  • Brittonrosea confusa
  • Echinofossulocactus guerraianus Backeberg 1942
  • Echinofossulocactus kelleranus (kellerianus) Krainz 1946
  • Echinofossulocactus multiareolatus Bravo 1960
 


Notes:
They are commonly called wave or brain cacti because of their crinkly appearance. Because the undulating ribs on this small, spherical cactus are so numerous (and so closely spaced most of what you see is the wavy brain-like surface of the plant.


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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