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Echinocactus megarrhizus Rose
Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 290. 1909
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus (Rose) nov. comb. ined.

Echinocactus megarrhizus (Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
SB597 Llera, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The peculiar characteristic of this species species are the long, fleshy, tuber-like taproots. The natural hooked spine, was used by Indians to catch tiny fish.

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Sclerocactus scheeri (Salm-Dyck) N.P.Taylor
Bradleya 5: 94 (1987)
Synonymy: 5 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus (Rose) nov. comb. ined.
Synonymy: 4
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Twisted Ribs Cactus, Fishhook Cactus

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Sclerocactus scheeri group

  • Ancistrocactus megarhizus f. gonzalesi n.n.: is a local or morphological form not easily differentiated from the standard Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus. Distribution: Gonzales, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
  • Sclerocactus scheeri (Salm-Dyck) N.P.Taylor: Solitary cactus with a cylindric to club-shaped stem. Radial spines 13-28 per areole; central spines 3-4 per areole; one of which hooked. Roots frequently horizontally oriented, strongly tuberlike and always separated from the stem by a fragile constriction.
  • Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus (Rose) nov. comb. ined.: The peculiar characteristic of this species are the long, fleshy, tuber-like taproots.


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Echinocactus megarrhizus (Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Echinocactus megarrhizus (Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus) Photo by: Cactus Art

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Echinocactus megarrhizus (Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Echinocactus megarrhizus (Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus) Photo by: Cactus Art

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Echinocactus megarrhizus (Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Echinocactus megarrhizus (Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus) Photo by: Cactus Art


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