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Echinocereus pulchellus var. amoenus (A.Dietr.) H.P.Kelsey & Dayton
Standard. Pl. Names, ed. 2. 71. 1942
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 var. amoenus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
They are small growing cacti with flat globular bodies and short pale spines. They are very popular in collections as they remain relatively compact and bear many spectacular big pink/purple/red flowers.

Synonyms:

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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.

14178 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinocereus pulchellus var. amoenus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
14179 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Echinocereus pulchellus var. amoenus Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


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