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Borzicactus hempelianus var. spinosissimus (F.Ritter) Donald
Natl. Cact. Succ. J. 25: 71. 1970

= Arequipa spinosissima F.Ritter
Taxon 13: 115. 1964

Accepted Scientific Name: Oreocereus hempelianus (Gürke) D.R.Hunt
Bradleya 5: 93 (1987)

Borzicactus hempelianus var. spinosissimus (Arequipa spinosissima) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


See all synonyms of Oreocereus hempelianus
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Oreocereus hempelianus (Gürke) D.R.Hunt
Bradleya 5: 93 (1987)
Synonymy: 29

Common Names include:
RUSSIAN (Русский): Арекипа колючейшая
SPANISH (Español): Achacaño, Arequipa

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Oreocereus hempelianus group

  • Arequipa spinosissima F.Ritter: has more numerous spines (up to 10 centrals and up to 30 radials). Distribution: Arequipa, Ayacucho, Peru.
  • Oreocereus hempelianus (Gürke) D.R.Hunt: is a short cylindrical cactus with dense short brown spines and bright purple/red flowers when mature. Distribution: Peru (Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna) and Chile (Arica y Parinacota and Tarapacá)
  • Oreocereus rettigii (Quehl) Buxb.: it is covered with many coloured spines and has tubular red flowers with oblique edges and spiny bases. It is quite variable and appear to fall within the natural variation of O. hempelianus. Distribution: (Arequipa, Peru and north Chile.

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