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Carnegiea polylopha f. variegata hort.


Accepted Scientific Name: Neobuxbaumia polylopha f. variegata

Carnegiea polylopha f. variegata (Neobuxbaumia polylopha f. variegata) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
his plant is very rare and priced in cultivation. A large well grown variegate Neobuxbaumia is truly an achievement.


See all synonyms of Neobuxbaumia polylopha
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Neobuxbaumia polylopha (DC.) Backeb.
Blätt. Kakteenf. 1938, No. 6, p. [24].
Synonymy: 5 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Neobuxbaumia polylopha f. cristata
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Neobuxbaumia polylopha f. variegata
Synonymy: 2

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Crested Cone cactus, Crested Wax cactus, Crested Golden-Spined Saguaro, Crested Golden Saguaro
SPANISH (Español): Cardón Crestado

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Neobuxbaumia polylopha group

  • Neobuxbaumia polylopha (DC.) Backeb.: is a tall columnar cactus with a thick telephone pole-like stem, 7-12 m tall. Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Querétaro and San Luis Potosí. Mexico.
  • Neobuxbaumia polylopha f. cristata: is a crested cactus that will slowly forms brain-shaped groups up to 1 metre (or more) in diameter with age.
  • Neobuxbaumia polylopha f. variegata: Variegated form. it has sectors, patches or stripes with distinct shades of yellow. Variegated plants sprout unpredictably time by time among normal green seedling.

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