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Echinocereus pectinatus var. ctenoides (Engelm.) D.Weniger ex G.Frank
Kakteen Sukk. 42(6): 140 (1991)

= Echinocereus dasyacanthus var. ctenoides (Engelm.) Backeb.
Cactaceae (Backeberg) 4: 2021. 1960 Backeb.

Accepted Scientific Name: Echinocereus dasyacanthus Engelm.
Mem. Tour N. Mexico [Wislizenus] 100. 1848 Wisliz., Wisliz., Wisliz.

Echinocereus pectinatus var. ctenoides (Echinocereus dasyacanthus var. ctenoides) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
SB1094 (Collector Steven Brack) Jimenez, Chihuahua, Mexico. ( = E. pectinatus v. wenigeri)


See all synonyms of Echinocereus dasyacanthus
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinocereus dasyacanthus Engelm.
Mem. Tour N. Mexico [Wislizenus] 100. 1848
Synonymy: 21

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Echinocereus dasyacanthus group

  • Echinocereus dasyacanthus Engelm.: each year's new spines make a distinct band around the plant. The result is a stem with alternating bands of colour. Flowers yellow. Distribution: USA (Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico) and Mexico
  • Echinocereus dasyacanthus var. ctenoides (Engelm.) Backeb.: has yellow, orange, or a blend of yellow and orange flowers to 10 cm scross. Flowerless plant resemble E. pectinatus. Distribution: Southern Texas and Coahuila, Mexico.
  • Echinocereus dasyacanthus var. rectispinus Trocha & Fethke: has slightly longer brown or purplish-black central spines. There are no other clear distinguishing features, and it be regarded as the same species. Distribution: Chihuahua, Mexico.

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