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Echinofossulucactus xiphacanthus
(Synonym: Stenocactus crispatus ?)
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The specific name 'xiphacanthus' means sword shaped spines.

 


 
Description: E. xiphacanthus  is a solitary plant , up to 20 cm tall, 10 cm wide.
Remarks: This is one of the species with the prettiest spination, spine are flattened (ħbroad), ferocious-looking with one long  central spine directed upwards. The ribs are thin with very undulated or curled ridges.

Cultivation: Easy to to care and flower. It needs regular cacti soil with good drainage. Propagation: Seeds (usually) Exposure: It likes strong sunshine but is tolerant and do well with  light shade during the hot Summer months, allow to dry between watering. It should not be watered at all in winter.  Frost Tolerance: does not tolerate intense or prolonged cold (hardy to  -5°C if kept dry)

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)

Echinofossulocactus xiphacanthus (Miq.) Backeb. 1961 nomen dubium
Published in: Cactac. Handb. Kakteenk. v. 2776 (1961), in obs.

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

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
 




 

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