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Echinocactus platyacanthus Link & Otto
Verh. Vereins Beford. Gartenbaues Konigl. Preuss. Staaten 3: 423. T. 14. 1826 (1827)
Family: CACTACEAE

Echinocactus platyacanthus Photo by: Raimondo Paladini
This is one of the largest cactus, nearly globular, broadly columnar, or barrel shaped, often very massive stems 0.5-2.5(-3) metres high, 40-80(-100 or more) cm broad, but much smaller in cultivation, light green to yellowish green, sometimes glaucous and very woolly at apex.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinocactus platyacanthus Link & Otto
Verh. Vereins Beford. Gartenbaues Konigl. Preuss. Staaten 3: 423. T. 14. 1826 (1827)
Synonymy: 22
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Giant Barrel Cactus, Giant Biznaga, Large Barrel Cactus
LITHUANIAN (Lietuvių): Plačiadyglis ežiakaktusis
SPANISH (Español): Biznaga Gigante, Biznaga de Dulce, Biznaga burra, Biznaga de Acitrón
SWEDISH (Svenska): Igelkottskaktus

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Echinocactus platyacanthus group



24038 zoltan Zoltán Oláh
Sometimes the plants body is purple banded when juvenile. Photo by: Zoltán Oláh
24249 agocs Agócs György
It is grey-blue and nice when small, but areoles merge and forms a continuous line when it became large. Photo by: Agócs György

5008 cactus-art Cactus Art
Echinocactus platyacanthus Photo by: Cactus Art
27087 RapCactus Raimondo Paladini
Echinocactus platyacanthus Photo by: Raimondo Paladini

24248 agocs Agócs György
A purple banded specimen. Mexico. Photo by: Agócs György
5005 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinocactus platyacanthus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

27760 alexander Alexander Arzberger
Echinocactus platyacanthus Photo by: Alexander Arzberger
5006 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinocactus platyacanthus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Field number CZ119 Dottor Arroyo, NL.
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