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Echinocereus bonkerae var. apachensis (W.Blum & Rutow) A.D.Zimmerman
Haseltonia 15: 120. 2009 [19 Nov 2009]
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Echinocereus fasciculatus var. bonkerae Thornb. & Bonker
Cacti Ariz. ed. 3. 22. 1969 L.D.Benson L.D.Benson

Echinocereus bonkerae var. apachensis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinocereus fasciculatus (Engelm. ex B.D.Jacks.) L.D.Benson
Cacti Ariz. d. 3, 21, 32. 1969
Synonymy: 12 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinocereus fasciculatus var. bonkerae Thornb. & Bonker
Cacti Ariz. ed. 3. 22. 1969 L.D.Benson
Synonymy: 6 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinocereus fasciculatus var. boyce-thompsonii (Orcutt) L.D.Benson
Cacti Ariz. ed. 3: 21 1969.
Synonymy: 4
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Apache hedgehog cactus

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Echinocereus fasciculatus group

  • Echinocereus bonkerae var. apachensis (W.Blum & Rutow) A.D.Zimmerman: has taller stems and unusually long, slender central spines (to 10 cm). Distribution it is found at the lowest altitude for the species.
  • Echinocereus fasciculatus (Engelm. ex B.D.Jacks.) L.D.Benson: (subsp. fasciculatus) It has grayish central spines that are 2-7,5 cm. long.
  • Echinocereus fasciculatus var. bonkerae Thornb. & Bonker: has fewer stems, and is shorter. Central spines are less than 10 mm long, and grayish-white. Flowers are deep purple. Distribution: Arizona and, probably, adjacent Sonora, Mexico
  • Echinocereus fasciculatus var. boyce-thompsonii (Orcutt) L.D.Benson: has straw (yellow-tan), colored, and longer central central spines, that are downward pointing , and 2-10 cm long. The flowers are a very deep purple.

18354 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinocereus bonkerae var. apachensis Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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