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Echinopsis pseudocachensis (Backeb.) Friedrich
Kakteen Sukk. 25(4): 82 (1974)

= Echinopsis saltensis var. pseudocachensis (Backeb.) J.G.Lamb.
Cact. d'Argentine ed. 2 66. 1997 1998 J.G.Lamb.

Accepted Scientific Name: Echinopsis saltensis Speg.
Anales Mus. Nac. Buenos Aires ser. 3, 4: 487. 1905


See all synonyms of Echinopsis saltensis
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinopsis saltensis Speg.
Anales Mus. Nac. Buenos Aires ser. 3, 4: 487. 1905
Synonymy: 26 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinopsis saltensis subs. schreiteri (A.Cast.) M.Lowry
Cactaceae Syst. Init. 16: 7 (11 Oct. 2003)
Synonymy: 9

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Echinopsis saltensis group

  • Echinopsis cachensis Speg.
  • Echinopsis saltensis Speg.: (subsp. saltensis) Plants with relatively short petals and dark-coloured Stamens. Origin between Tucuman and Salta ( from Alemania to close to Cafayate).
  • Echinopsis saltensis var. nealeana (Backeb.) J.G.Lamb.: This plant has usually somewhat larger solitary body than the near var. pseudocachensis, sometimes also with long, curved Central-spines, the red blooms are more spread and rarely yellow too. The fruit and seed are similar to those of the other Varieties.
  • Echinopsis saltensis var. pseudocachensis (Backeb.) J.G.Lamb.: Only a few cm small, clumping green bodies, with a long carrot root. Ribs about 14 straight. The plants in this population are quite variable and comprises both individuals with long central spines and individuals with short radial spines without central (Respectively named Echinopsis saltensis var. emmae and Echinopsis saltensis var. emmae f. brevispina) The flower is 4-6 cm long and broad, light red to carmine coloured. The fruit and seed are similar to those of the other Varieties. Origin: Escoype.
  • Echinopsis saltensis subs. schreiteri (A.Cast.) M.Lowry: has small deep-rooted, clustering stems. Flowers, short-tubed, red and purple to 3 cm long with sharp tipped petals and reddish purple stamens. Distribution: between Tucuman and Salta in north-western Argentina.
  • Lobivia emmae var. brevispina Backeb.
  • Lobivia saltensis var. emmae (Backeb.) G.D.Rowley
  • Lobivia saltensis var. multicostata Rausch: The plant of this population are similar to Lobivia saltensis, however with 20 and more ribs, closer spaced areoles and therefore also closer, broom-like Spination. Flower and fruit are alike. Origin: Cuesta de Lajar.
  • Lobivia saltensis var. zapallarensis Rausch: This is the smallest form from the Sierra Zapallar it has only 9-11 sharp-edged ribs, the epidermis is black-green, often also violet coloured with red to orange flowers, the fruit is more oval, however otherwise nearly like Lobivia saltensis.

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