Echinopsis spinibarbis Otto A E Hoffmann 1989


Cereus spinibarbis Otto 1837, Echinocereus spinibarbis (Otto) K. Schumann 1895, Eulychnia spinibarbis (Otto) Britton & Rose 1920, Trichocereus spinibarbis (Otto) F. Ritter 1965

Plants shrubby, branching basally. Stems cylindrical, semi-erect, dull green. Ribs 8-15. Areoles close set. Spines stiff, straight, gray with dark tips. Central spines 4-8, stouter than radials, 3-6 cm (1.2-2.4 in) long. Radial spines 8-18. Flowers borne near the stem tips, opening widely, white, 8-11 cm (3.1-4.3 in) long. Distribution: coastal hills from Coquimbo to Totoral Bajo, Atacama, Chile.

Echinopsis strigosa (Salm-Dyck) H. Friedrich & G. D. Rowley 1974

Cereus strigosus Salm-Dyck 1834, Echinocereus strigosus (SalmDyck) Lemaire 1885, Trichocereus strigosus (Salm-Dyck) Britton & Rose 1920

Plants shrubby, branching basally and forming dense clumps to 1 m (3.3 ft) wide. Stems cylindrical, erect or ascending, to 60 cm (24 in) long, 5-6 cm (2-2.4 in) in diameter. Ribs 1518, very low, obtuse. Areoles round, large, white when young, to 8 mm (0.3 in) apart. Spines numerous, similar, whitish to yellowish to reddish brown, sometimes with darker tips. Central spines 4, to 7 cm (2.8 in) long. Radial spines 9-16. Flowers open at night, funnelform, white to salmon pink, to 20 cm (7.9 in) long and 5 cm (2 in) in diameter. Fruits globose, fleshy, yellow or orange, 4-6.5 cm (2.4-2.6 in) long. Distribution: western Argentina.

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