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Haageocereus decumbens subs. tenuis (F.Ritter) D.R.Hunt
Cactaceae Syst. Init. 14: 17. 2002 [Oct 2002]

Accepted Scientific Name: Haageocereus tenuis F.Ritter
Kakteen Südamerika 4: 1421 (fig.). 1981

Haageocereus decumbens subs. tenuis (Haageocereus tenuis) Photo by: Alexander Arzberger


See all synonyms of Haageocereus tenuis
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Haageocereus tenuis F.Ritter
Kakteen Südamerika 4: 1421 (fig.). 1981
Synonymy: 8

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Strong cactus

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Haageocereus tenuis group

  • Haageocereus lanugispinus F.Ritter: has cylindrical stems 10-20 cm long, 1.2 2 cm in diameter. Spines 30-40 dense, 3-5 mm long, unequal, needle-like, glassy white. Distribution: North of Pativilca, Peru.
  • Haageocereus lanugispinus f. cristatus hort.: Crested form. It has its unique dense cover of glassy white spines.
  • Haageocereus tenuis F.Ritter: has rooting slender, prostrate stems 1.5-3 cm in diameter. Central spines 7-10 to 20 mm long. Radial spines 30, 2-3 mm long. Distribution: Between Chancay and Huacho, north of Lima, Peru.

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