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  Echinofossulucactus vaupellianus
 
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A 12 years old specimen
 

Description: Usually solitary, globular glaucous stems, 7 to12 cm in diameter and across and has a woolly, spiny apex; It has about 35 (30 to 40) slender ribs deeply notched wavy and corrugated; Areoles are at first covered with white felt.
Central spines: 1 or 2 (to 4), growing one above the other, of variable form and length up to7 cm long. They are sharp and needle-like, or sometimes flattened, pointing upward at first and then outward, yellow or brownish, brownish-black at their apex and somewhat reddish lower down.
Radial spines:  (10 to) 15 to 25 slender, almost transparent white, 1-1.5 cm long straight or slightly curved, and radially arranged, overlapping each other above the ribs.
Flowers: The flowers are 2 (2,5) cm. long, often remain squeezed between the apical spines, and have pale yellow, creamy-white or pink segments with a darker mid-stripe.
 


 

Cultivation:  It needs very drained soil and less watering than normal for the genus. Propagation: Seeds (usually) or by the shoots of adult plants (if available). Exposure: Full sun to light shade, Frost Tolerance -5C if kept dry.
It tillers more readily than most other species.
Propagation: Seeds. (Usually shoots are not available)

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms an cultivars:

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Echinofossulocactus vaupelianus (Werdermann) H. C. Whitmore 1934

Taxonomy: Tribe Cacteae, Subtribe Echinocactinae.

Origin:   Mexico (Hidalgo)

Synonyms:

  • Echinofossulocactus vaupelianus (Werdermann) H. C. Whitmore 1934
  • Stenocactus vaupelianus (Werdermann) F. M. Knuth 1935, (Mexico)
  • Echinocactus vaupelianus Werdermann 1931
  • Echinofossulocactus vaupelianus  (Werdermann) Tieg. and Oehme
  • Ferocactus vaupelianus (Werdermann) N. P. Taylor 1980
  • Echinofossulocactus albatus (A. Dietrich) Britton et Rose 1922
  • Echinocactus albatus A. Dietrich 1846
  • Stenocactus albatus (A. Dietrich) F. M. Knuth 1935
  • Brittonrosea albata,
  • Stenocactus rectispinus,
 



A young specimen.

 



 

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