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Echinopsis ferox (Britton & Rose) Backeb.
Blätt. Kakteenf. 1934, Pt. 3, [p. 4] et : Backeb. in Kaktus-ABC [Backeb. & Knuth] 220. 1936 [12 Feb 1936]
Family: CACTACEAE

Echinopsis ferox Photo by: Agócs György
Flowering habit. Rebutialand - Cactus collection. Lobivia ferox is a very variable species (especially in shape and and length of spines and in flowers colour) with many intermediate forms and several controversial infraspecific taxa.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinopsis ferox (Britton & Rose) Backeb.
Blätt. Kakteenf. 1934, Pt. 3, [p. 4] et : Backeb. in Kaktus-ABC [Backeb. & Knuth] 220. 1936 [12 Feb 1936]
Synonymy: 44
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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Echinopsis ferox group

  • Echinopsis ferox (Britton & Rose) Backeb.: Very large and spiny cactus, solitary or branched. The body is almost concealed by the spines. It is a very variable species especially in shape and and length of spines and in flowers colour. Spines occasionally up to 20 cm long.
  • Echinopsis longispina (Britton & Rose) Werderm.: variable with almost straight spines up to 8 cm long, the flowers usually are cremy-white but may be almost any colour: red, pink, yellow, bi-coloured.

1791 cactus-art Cactus Art
Echinopsis ferox Photo by: Cactus Art
26359 diegoe Diego Armentano
Young specimen in habitat at La Quiaca in the north of the province of Jujuy, Argentina. 3516 metres above sea level. Photo by: Diego Armentano

1795 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinopsis ferox Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
1784 cactus-art Cactus Art
The spines are very variable in lenghth occasionally up to 20 cm long (or even more) Photo by: Cactus Art

1787 cactus-art Cactus Art
The flowers of this plant are usually white, but they can be of almost any colour. Photo by: Cactus Art
1788 cactus-art Cactus Art
Echinopsis ferox Photo by: Cactus Art

1794 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
The spines are flexible and curved upward and occasionally with a hooked tip. Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
1783 cactus-art Cactus Art
Pink flowered specimens (Lobivia longispina) Photo by: Cactus Art

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