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Ancistrocactus megarhizus f. gonzalesi n.n.

Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus (Rose) nov. comb. ined.

Ancistrocactus megarhizus f. gonzalesi Photo by: Prof. Ilham Alakbarov

Synonyms:

See all synonyms of Sclerocactus scheeri
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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Sclerocactus scheeri (Salm-Dyck) N.P.Taylor
Bradleya 5: 94 (1987)
Synonymy: 5 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus (Rose) nov. comb. ined.
Synonymy: 4
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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Sclerocactus scheeri group

  • Ancistrocactus megarhizus f. gonzalesi n.n.: is a local or morphological form not easily differentiated from the standard Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus. Distribution: Gonzales, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
  • Sclerocactus scheeri (Salm-Dyck) N.P.Taylor: Solitary cactus with a cylindric to club-shaped stem. Radial spines 13-28 per areole; central spines 3-4 per areole; one of which hooked. Roots frequently horizontally oriented, strongly tuberlike and always separated from the stem by a fragile constriction.
  • Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus (Rose) nov. comb. ined.: The peculiar characteristic of this species are the long, fleshy, tuber-like taproots.


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