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Cereus maritimus M.E.Jones
Amer. Naturalist. 17(9): 973. 1883.
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Echinocereus maritimus (M. E. Jones) K.Schum.
Gesamtbeschr. Kakt. 273. 1898

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinocereus maritimus (M. E. Jones) K.Schum.
Gesamtbeschr. Kakt. 273. 1898
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinocereus maritimus subs. hancockii (E.Y.Dawson) W.Blum & Rutow
Echinocereus Monogr. (preprint) 6 1998
Synonymy: 3
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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Echinocereus maritimus group

  • Echinocereus maritimus (M. E. Jones) K.Schum.: (subsp. hancockii) (regarded by N.P. TAYLOR as only a giant form of Echinocereus maritimus) is characterized by much larger heavily-spined stems that are 5,5 to 7 cm thick. It forms smaller clumps of up to 30 heads. The color of the spines of 'hancockii' varies from light yellow to black-brown, while young spination in the apex is red in color
  • Echinocereus maritimus subs. hancockii (E.Y.Dawson) W.Blum & Rutow: It grows in great clusters up to over 2 m wide, with hundreds of small short spined stems that are 4 to 7 cm thick.

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