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Matucana haynei var. perplexa hort.
(Based on collection number KK1459 from Karel Knize catalogue)
Family: CACTACEAE

= Matucana herzogiana var. perplexa Backeb.
Natl. Cact. Succ. J. 11: 71, fig. 1956 ( From Karel Knize catalogue collection nr. KK577)

Accepted Scientific Name: Matucana haynei subs. herzogiana (Backeb.) Mottram
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 3: 11. 1997

Matucana haynei var. perplexa (Matucana herzogiana var. perplexa) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
KK1459 Recuay 3800m. Spines cover almost completely the plants body and protect efficiently the developing buds. The flowers are bright red and zygomorphic, suggesting that this plant is is pollinated by birds.

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Matucana haynei (Otto) Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 3: 102, fig. 109. 1922
Synonymy: 28 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Matucana haynei subs. herzogiana (Backeb.) Mottram
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 3: 11. 1997
Synonymy: 5 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Matucana haynei subs. hystrix (Rauh & Backeb.) Mottram
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 3: 11. 1997
Synonymy: 7 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Matucana haynei subs. myriacantha (Vaupel) Mottram
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 3: 11. 1997
Synonymy: 15
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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Matucana haynei group

  • Matucana comacephala F.Ritter: (subs. myriacantha) has solitary globular to cylindrical stems with cream-coloured spines and large pink to sometimes orange-red blossoms. Distribution: Ancash, Cordillera blanca, Peru.
  • Matucana crinifera F.Ritter: (subs. haynei) stem densely covered by yellowish-white, hair-like spines and showy blossoms, white at the bottom pinkir to red on top. Distribution: Machac, Ancash, Peru.
  • Matucana crinifera f. cristata hort.: (subs. haynei) Crested form.
  • Matucana haynei (Otto) Britton & Rose: (subs. haynei) has stems to 30 cm high and at least 30 spines: Distribution: Matucana.
  • Matucana haynei subs. herzogiana (Backeb.) Mottram: usually less than 10 cm high with relatively few, more or less curved, setaceous spines. Distribution: Cordillera Negra.
  • Matucana haynei subs. hystrix (Rauh & Backeb.) Mottram: has cylindrical stems to 30 cm high, 4 distinct dark brown central spines, and numerous radials. Distribution: Nazca, Ica, and Lucanas, Ayacucho.
  • Matucana haynei subs. hystrix var. atrispina Rauh & Backeb.: like Matucana haynei subs. hystrix but with more robust blackish spines, ash-grey and conspicuously swollen at the base. Distribution: Nazca to Lucamas and adjacent areas, southern Peru.
  • Matucana haynei subs. myriacantha (Vaupel) Mottram: has very short stems, rarely more than 8 cm high, and as many as 10 central spines and 25 radials. Distibution: above Balsas, Cajamarca.
  • Matucana herzogiana var. perplexa Backeb.: similar to Matucana haynei subs. herzogiana, but with more numerous and longer spines. The flowers are bright red and zygomorphic. Distribution: Cordillera Negra, Peru
  • Matucana myriacantha f. roseoalba (hort., F.Ritter) Lodé: (subs. myriacantha) has dense cream coloured spines cover almost completely the plants body. Flowers are glossy pink and white, tubular and zigomorphyc.
  • Matucana variabilis Rauh & Backeb. in Backeb.: (subs. haynei) It has thin variable spines (cream to amber coloured) suggesting the epithet. Distribution: Ancash, Peru.
  • Matucana yanganucensis Rauh & Backeb. in Backeb.: (subs. haynei) Same as Matucana haynei.

11891 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Matucana haynei var. perplexa (Matucana herzogiana var. perplexa) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Matucana haynei var. perplexa (Matucana herzogiana var. perplexa) Photo by: Cactus Art

11896 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Matucana haynei var. perplexa (Matucana herzogiana var. perplexa) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
11894 cactus-art Cactus Art
Matucana haynei var. perplexa (Matucana herzogiana var. perplexa) Photo by: Cactus Art

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Matucana haynei var. perplexa (Matucana herzogiana var. perplexa) Photo by: Cactus Art
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