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Lobivia iridescens Backeb. in Backeb. & F.M.Knuth
Kaktus-ABC [Backeb. & Knuth] 233, 414. 1936 [12 Feb 1936]

= Echinopsis marsoneri var. iridescens (Backeb.)

Accepted Scientific Name: Echinopsis marsoneri Werderm.
Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 30: 55; et in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Sonderbeih. C, t. 26 (1932).


See all synonyms of Echinopsis marsoneri
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinopsis marsoneri Werderm.
Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 30: 55; et in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Sonderbeih. C, t. 26 (1932).
Synonymy: 72 Cultivars (1):

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Echinopsis marsoneri group

  • Echinopsis jajoiana (Backeb.) hort. ex R.Blossfeld: Flowers colors is very variable, comprising yellow, orange vine-red and violet. All of them have in common that the hymen (or throat ring of the flower) is always of a very dark purple-violet to black, thickened at the edge and glossy.
  • Echinopsis jajoiana var. aurata (Rausch): has globose-spherical stems up to 50 mm in diameter and often violet tinged. Ribs 11, radial spines 2-3(-4), central spines 0-1. Flowers golden to orange, with a purple-violet to black throat. Distribution: Jujuy, Punta Corral.
  • Echinopsis jajoiana f. cristata hort.: Crested form.
  • Echinopsis jajoiana var. elegans (Rausch): has about 16 ribs, 8-14 radials and 1 central spine. Flowers ochre orange to dark purple-red with a glossy purple-violet to black hymen. Distribution: Jujuy, west at high elevations including Tilcara.
  • Echinopsis jajoiana var. nigrostoma (Kreuz. & Buining): has yellow flower with the hymen always of a very dark purple-violet to black. Spines are not hooked, needle-like, rather long and not thick. Stems are bluish-green as in the type species. Distribution: Jujuy, Argentina.
  • Echinopsis jajoiana var. paucicostata (Rausch)
  • Echinopsis jajoiana cv. Anemone: Plant with Anemone like-flowers, the petals are pinkish-white with a very dark purple-violet to black contrasting throat.
  • Echinopsis marsoneri Werderm.: Flowers vary from yellow to orange, tomato-red, vine-red and also happening through all the imaginable tones of violet and have a darker contransting orange, red, brown or black throat.
  • Echinopsis marsoneri var. iridescens (Backeb.): has yellow blooms with orange to red to brown throats. Distribution: Jujuy, Argentina.

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