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Echinocactus leucotrichus Söhrens

Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Oreocereus leucotrichus (Phil.) Wagenkn.
Anales Acad. Chilena Ci. Nat. no. 20: 102. 1956

Echinocactus leucotrichus (Oreocereus leucotrichus) Photo by: Carolina González
Habit at Termas de Puritama, region 02 Antofagasta, Chile

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Oreocereus leucotrichus (Phil.) Wagenkn.
Anales Acad. Chilena Ci. Nat. no. 20: 102. 1956
Synonymy: 12
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Old Man Of The Andes
RUSSIAN (Русский): Арекипа беловолосистая
SPANISH (Español): Chastudo, Cactus blanco, Cardόn blanco, Chastudo peludo, Chica-chica, Pichaja, Quisco, Tunilla, Viejito, Abuelo

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

  • Oreocereus hendriksenianus Backeb. in Backeb. & F.M.Knuth: has about 10 ribs, the silky hair is white, but also yellowish, red-brown or even black, protruding through which are stout, brightly coloured spines. Distribution: Southern Peru, Northern Chile.
  • Oreocereus leucotrichus (Phil.) Wagenkn.: Has 10-15 (or more) ribs covered with with abundant white to black silky hairs 5-10 cm long, thicker on the more recent vegetation. Distribution: Southern Peru, Northern Chile.

16956 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinocactus leucotrichus (Oreocereus leucotrichus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
16958 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Arequipa leucotricha KK 535 (Collector: Karel Kníže) Tarapaca, Vulcan Tacora, Chile Altitude: 3800-4200m ( 4500m in 1977 list) (Oreocereus leucotrichus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

16957 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinocactus leucotrichus (Oreocereus leucotrichus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
27211 carolina Carolina González
Oreocereus leucotrichus (in the centre) among tall columnar Echinopsis atacamensis. (Oreocereus leucotrichus) Photo by: Carolina González


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