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Lobivia ferox Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 3: 50 (fig. 63.). 1922
Family: CACTACEAE

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

Lobivia ferox (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
Lobivia ferox (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. (Echinopsis ferox) Photo by: Diego Armentano

1795 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Lobivia ferox (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) (Echinopsis ferox) 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. (Echinopsis ferox) Photo by: Cactus Art
1788 cactus-art Cactus Art
Lobivia ferox (Echinopsis ferox) Photo by: Cactus Art

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

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