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Echinopsis aurea


Common Name(s): Golden Cob, Golden Easter Lily Cactus
Synonym(s): Lobivia aurea, Pseudolobivia aurea, Hymenorebutia aurea, Lobivia shaferi, Lobivia cylindrica, Echinopsis fallax, Lobivia leucomalla, Hymenorebutia leucomalla, Echinopsis leucomalla, Lobivia fallax, Lobivia cylindracea, Echinopsis cylindracea, Pseudolobivia luteiflora
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Jujuy, Salta - Argentina (South America)
Habit: Globose-Cylindrical
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
Original Description: The Cactaceae 3 p.74 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Plants solitary, small, globular to shrot-cylindric, 5 to 10 cm high; ribs 14 or 15, acute on the edge, separated by deep intervals; areoles when young filled with short brown wool; radial spines about 10, 1 cm long; central spines usually 4, much stouter than the radials, often flattened, 2 to 3 cm long; flowers from the side of the plant; flower-tube slightly curved, funnelform, greenish white, its scales ovate-linear, 4 to 6 mm long, pale green but reddish at base, their axils filled with black and white hairs; flower-bud 9 cm long, when young covered with long silky hairs; expanded flower 8 cm broad, the perianth-segments in about 3 series, lemon-yellow, the inner ones deeper colored, about 20, oblong, mucronately tipped; filaments in 2 series inserted near the base of the throat, included; style green, very short and included, only 3 cm long; stigma-lobes linear, cream-colored; scales on ovary small, their axils filled with long hairs; fruit not known
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Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Gene Schroeder's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Süleyman Demir's Private Collection in Ankara, Turkey

Photographer: Süleyman
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Horacio de la Fuente
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Horacio de la Fuente
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: John and Yingtsih Balcom's Private Collection

Photographer: John Balcom
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: John and Yingtsih Balcom's Private Collection

Photographer: John Balcom
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Horacio de la Fuente
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Horacio de la Fuente
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Horacio de la Fuente
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Horacio de la Fuente
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Horacio de la Fuente
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Horacio de la Fuente
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Sanagasta, La Rioja, Argentina

Photographer: Tini and Jacob Wijpkema

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Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea
Picture taken at: Habitat in Northern Patagonia

Photographer: Craig Howe

Echinopsis aurea var. quinesensis


Common Name(s): Golden Cob, Golden Easter Lily Cactus
Synonym(s): Lobivia aurea, Pseudolobivia aurea, Hymenorebutia aurea, Lobivia shaferi, Lobivia cylindrica, Echinopsis fallax, Lobivia leucomalla, Hymenorebutia leucomalla, Echinopsis leucomalla, Lobivia fallax, Lobivia cylindracea, Echinopsis cylindracea, Pseudolobivia luteiflora
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Jujuy, Salta - Argentina (South America)
Habit: Globose-Cylindrical
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
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Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea var. quinesensis
Picture taken at: John and Yingtsih Balcom's Private Collection

Photographer: John Balcom
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea var. quinesensis
Picture taken at: John and Yingtsih Balcom's Private Collection

Photographer: John Balcom

Echinopsis aurea subsp. shaferi


Common Name(s): Golden Cob, Golden Easter Lily Cactus
Synonym(s): Lobivia aurea, Pseudolobivia aurea, Hymenorebutia aurea, Lobivia shaferi, Lobivia cylindrica, Echinopsis fallax, Lobivia leucomalla, Hymenorebutia leucomalla, Echinopsis leucomalla, Lobivia fallax, Lobivia cylindracea, Echinopsis cylindracea, Pseudolobivia luteiflora
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Jujuy, Salta - Argentina (South America)
Habit: Globose
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
Original Description: The Cactaceae 3 p.52 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Cespitose, at first globose, becoming cylindric, 7 to 15 cm high, 2.5 to 4 cm in diameter, densely covered with spines; ribs about 10, very low; areoles approximate; radial spines 10 to 15, acicular, white or brown, 1cm long or less; central spines several, one often much stouter than the others, 3 cm long; buds very hairy; flowers 4 to 6 cm long, funnelform, bright yellow, the tube stout, the limb 3 to 4 cm broad; scales on ovary and flower-tube linear to ovate-linear, acute, their axils bearing long white hairs; style greenish white; stigma-lobes cream-colored.
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Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea subsp. shaferi
Picture taken at: John and Yingtsih Balcom's Private Collection

Photographer: John Balcom
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea subsp. shaferi
Picture taken at: John and Yingtsih Balcom's Private Collection

Photographer: John Balcom

Echinopsis aurea subsp. fallax


Common Name(s): Golden Cob, Golden Easter Lily Cactus
Synonym(s): Lobivia aurea, Pseudolobivia aurea, Hymenorebutia aurea, Lobivia shaferi, Lobivia cylindrica, Echinopsis fallax, Lobivia leucomalla, Hymenorebutia leucomalla, Echinopsis leucomalla, Lobivia fallax, Lobivia cylindracea, Echinopsis cylindracea, Pseudolobivia luteiflora
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Jujuy, Salta - Argentina (South America)
Habit: Globose-Cylindrical
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
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Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea subsp. fallax
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea subsp. fallax
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea subsp. fallax
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea subsp. fallax
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea subsp. fallax
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea subsp. fallax
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea subsp. fallax
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea subsp. fallax
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe
Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea subsp. fallax
Picture taken at: Habitat in Argentina

Photographer: Craig Howe

Echinopsis aurea var. dobeana


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Lobivia aurea, Pseudolobivia aurea, Hymenorebutia aurea, Lobivia shaferi, Lobivia cylindrica, Echinopsis fallax, Lobivia leucomalla, Hymenorebutia leucomalla, Echinopsis leucomalla, Lobivia fallax, Lobivia cylindracea, Echinopsis cylindracea, Pseudolobivia luteiflora, Lobivia dobeana, Lobivia aurea dobeana
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Trichocereeae
Distribution: Jujuy, Salta - Argentina (South America)
Habit: Globose-Cylindrical
Flower: OrangeEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
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Echinopsis aurea
E. aurea var. dobeana
Picture taken at: Vladimir Malov's Private Collection

Photographer: Vladimir Malov

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