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What's up with Echinopsis brevispinulosus?

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What's up with Echinopsis brevispinulosus?

Postby Minime8484 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:19 am

I just received a 2 ft long cutting of a plant that was given to me as Trichocereus (=Echinopsis) brevispinulosus.
Although it matches pics on the web of this species, it is not listed on cactiguide.com or in Anderson's The Cactus Family, even as a synonym.
It appears to also be found under E. harrissima, but that also doesn't seem to be a valid name that I can find.
It looks quite like some photos of E. lamprochlora, but I don't see any mention of that relationship.

Anyone able to give me a background on this plant?

Thanks for any info!
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Re: What's up with Echinopsis brevispinulosus?

Postby phil_SK » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:36 am

The first two are unpublished names. Lamprochlora is a bit of a doubtful name (based on a young plant of unknown origin in cultivation - never a good idea) but, according to the New Cactus Lexicon, plants in cultivation are usually candicans although I'm growing seeds of http://www.succseed.com/seeds-cacti/tri ... -915m.html which doesn't fit with my mental image of candicans.
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Re: What's up with Echinopsis brevispinulosus?

Postby Minime8484 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:45 pm

Thanks for that info - very helpful!
Looking at my plant some more, as well as additional photos from the web and descriptions from Anderson's, I'm wondering if the plant is closer to E. schickendatzii. I'll take a photo and start a thread in the Cacti ID Sub-forum to get some additional input.
Appreciate the help!
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Re: What's up with Echinopsis brevispinulosus?

Postby daiv » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:56 pm

It doesn't help that lots of Echinopsis species look more or less the same. The flower and distribution are almost critical to ID many of them.
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