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Sclerocactus franklinii J. W. Evans
Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 11:74. 1939

Accepted Scientific Name: Sclerocactus glaucus (K.Schum.) L.D.Benson
Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 38: 53. 1966

Sclerocactus franklinii Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


See all synonyms of Sclerocactus glaucus
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Sclerocactus glaucus (K.Schum.) L.D.Benson
Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 38: 53. 1966
Synonymy: 15 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Sclerocactus glaucus f. cristata hort.


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

  • Sclerocactus franklinii J. W. Evans: is s local form of Sclerocactus glaucus, but not sufficiently distinct to deserve its own formal status. Distribution: Mesa and Delta County, Colorado.
  • Sclerocactus glaucus (K.Schum.) L.D.Benson: Ball-shaped cactus, single or clumping. Stems green or powdery blue coloured 4 to 30 cm tall, 4 to 9 cm in diameter. Central spines unhooked, the lower ones brown, the upper ones white 1-3 cm long, 6 to 8 radials, 5 mm long. Flowersl purplish-red or pink.
  • Sclerocactus glaucus '' Debeque form '' (K.Schum.) L.D.Benson: It has tall larger blue body with stiff spines. It grows in northern edge of distribution for this species.
  • Sclerocactus glaucus f. cristata hort.: Crested form easily recognizable for the characteristic unhooked central spines.
  • Sclerocactus glaucus subs. wetlandicus var. ilseae (Hochstätter) Hochstätter
  • Sclerocactus wetlandicus Hochstätter: Morphologically very similar to Sclerocactus glaucus, but the two populations are geographically separated.
  • Sclerocactus wetlandicus f. cristata hort.: Crested form easily with unhooked central spines. Several clones do exist.

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