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Echinocactus pulchellus Mart.
Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 16(1): 342, t. 23, f. 2. 1832
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Echinocereus pulchellus (Mart.) C.F.Först. ex F.Seitz
Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 16(1): 342, t. 23, f. 2. 1832

Echinocereus pulchellus
Echinocereus pulchellus
This species produces very beautiful bright pink blooms, and it is aptly named, as the epithet pulchellus means “pretty”.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinocereus pulchellus (Mart.) C.F.Först. ex F.Seitz
Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 16(1): 342, t. 23, f. 2. 1832
Synonymy: 17 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinocereus pulchellus subs. acanthosetus (S.Arias & U.Guzmán) N.P.Taylor
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 5: 12. 1998 [see also: W.Blum in W. Blum et al., Echinocereus (preprint) [8] (1998)]
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinocereus pulchellus f. cristatus

Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinocereus pulchellus subs. sharpii (N.P.Taylor) N.P.Taylor
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 3: 9. 1997
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinocereus pulchellus subs. weinbergii (Weing.) N.P.Taylor
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 3: 9. 1997
Synonymy: 3
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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Echinocereus pulchellus group

  • Echinocereus aguirrei Glass: Small Clumper that produces great pink flower (same as: Echinocereus pulchellus var. amoenus?).
  • Echinocereus pulchellusEchinocereus pulchellus (Mart.) C.F.Först. ex F.Seitz: (subsp. pulchellus) has stems that are 2,5-5 cm thick with 9 to 12 ribs and 3 to 7 inconspicuous spines per areole. The flowers are pink or white. Distribution: Oaxaca, Puebla, Hidalgo, and Queretaro.
  • Echinocereus pulchellus subs. acanthosetus (S.Arias & U.Guzmán) N.P.Taylor: has stems that are 2 to 4cm thick with 9 ribs usually and 5 to 8 flailing hairlike spines. The flowers are magenta to white. Distribution: Oaxaca.
  • Echinocereus pulchellus var. amoenus (A.Dietr.) H.P.Kelsey & Dayton: It has 15 cm stems, 10 to 14 ribs and on the young areoles it has 6 to 8 short spines with the lower spine being the longest. The older areoles are devoid of spines. The flowers are magenta.
  • Echinocereus pulchellus f. cristatus: It is a nice crestes form with bluish green stems.
  • Echinocereus pulchellus subs. sharpii (N.P.Taylor) N.P.Taylor: It has darker colored stems in comparison to the other subspecies. Bodies 2 to 6 cm thick with 11 to 17 ribs and 7 to 14 spines per areole. The flowers are magenta or more often white. Distribution: Nuevo Leon and San Luis Potosi.
  • Echinocereus pulchellus subs. venustus W.Blum & W.Rischer
  • Echinocereus pulchellus subs. weinbergii (Weing.) N.P.Taylor: It has stems that are 5 to 15 cm thick with 14 or 15 ribs and 8 to 11 spines per areole. It has pink diurnal flower. The petals are narrowly acute in shape. Distribution: Zacatecas.

557 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinocactus pulchellus (Echinocereus pulchellus) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
2740 andrea Andrea B.
Echinocactus pulchellus (Echinocereus pulchellus) Photo by: Andrea B.

558 andrea Andrea B.
Echinocactus pulchellus (Echinocereus pulchellus) Photo by: Andrea B.
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