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Cereus maelenii Pfeiff.
Allg. Gartenzeitung (Otto & Dietrich) 5: 379. 1837
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Thelocactus leucacanthus (Zucc. ex Pfeiff.) Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 4: 8. 1923 [24 Dec 1923] Britton & Rose

Cereus maelenii (Thelocactus leucacanthus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Thelocactus leucacanthus (Zucc. ex Pfeiff.) Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 4: 8. 1923 [24 Dec 1923]
Synonymy: 11 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Thelocactus leucacanthus subs. schmollii (Werderm.) Mosco & Zanov.
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 7: 18. 1999
Synonymy: 2
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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Thelocactus leucacanthus group

  • Thelocactus leucacanthus (Zucc. ex Pfeiff.) Britton & Rose: (subsp. leucacanthus) has pale-yellow flowers. Distribution: It grows mostly in Hidalgo.
  • Thelocactus leucacanthus subs. schmollii (Werderm.) Mosco & Zanov.: has large tubercles rather than distinct ribs, looks more like a Coryphantha than it does a Thelocactus. It has violet to carmine red flowers. Distribution: Mainly in Queretaro.


26378 diegoe Diego Armentano
Cereus maelenii (Thelocactus leucacanthus) Photo by: Diego Armentano
7384 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
This species forms large clumps of spiny stems with star-shaped spines. (Thelocactus leucacanthus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

7385 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Cereus maelenii (Thelocactus leucacanthus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
7380 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Cereus maelenii (Thelocactus leucacanthus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

7382 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Cereus maelenii (Thelocactus leucacanthus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
7386 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Cereus maelenii (Thelocactus leucacanthus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Cereus maelenii (Thelocactus leucacanthus) Photo by: Cactus Art
7383 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Cereus maelenii (Thelocactus leucacanthus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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