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Echinocactus papyracanthus (Engelm.) Engelm.
Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis ii. (1860-63) 198.
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Sclerocactus papyracanthus (Engelm.) N.P.Taylor
Bradleya 5: 94. 1987

Echinocactus papyracanthus (Sclerocactus papyracanthus) Photo by: Prof. Ilham Alakbarov
SB504 (Collector Steven Brack) Barnalillo County, New Mexico, USA. This population has very long papery spines. From a distance, the long central spines give this plant the appearance of a tuft of dried grass enabling it to blend well with its surroundings rendering the plants extremely cryptic. These cacti are very difficult to spot.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Sclerocactus papyracanthus (Engelm.) N.P.Taylor
Bradleya 5: 94. 1987
Synonymy: 5 Cultivars (1):
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Paper-spined Cactus, Grama Grass Cactus, Toumeya, Paperspine Fishhook Cactus, Paperspine cactus, Paper-spine plains cactus
SPANISH (Español): Biznaga-bola de Espinas de Papel

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Sclerocactus papyracanthus group



6804 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinocactus papyracanthus (Sclerocactus papyracanthus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
6803 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
SB330 Sandoval County, New Mexico. This population has very long flat papery spines. (Sclerocactus papyracanthus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

6807 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinocactus papyracanthus (Sclerocactus papyracanthus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
6812 cactus-art Cactus Art
Echinocactus papyracanthus (Sclerocactus papyracanthus) Photo by: Cactus Art

6813 cactus-art Cactus Art
The centrals are brown with the new growth of a bright red colour, the radials are short and pure white. (Sclerocactus papyracanthus) Photo by: Cactus Art
26143 Ilham Prof. Ilham Alakbarov
Echinocactus papyracanthus (Sclerocactus papyracanthus) Photo by: Prof. Ilham Alakbarov

6805 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinocactus papyracanthus (Sclerocactus papyracanthus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
6806 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinocactus papyracanthus (Sclerocactus papyracanthus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Toumeya papyracantha SB504 (Collector: Steven Brack) Barnalillo County, New Mexico, USA. Extra long spines.
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