Haageocereus pseudomelanostele Werdermann

Backeberg) Backeberg 1935 Cereus pseudomelanostele Werdermann & Backeberg 1931, Binghamia pseudomelanostele (Werdermann & Backeberg) Backeberg 1932

?Cereus multangularis Haworth 1819, ?Binghamia multangularis (Ha-worth) Britton & Rose 1923, ? Peruvocereus multangularis (Haworth) Akers 1950, ?Haageocereus multangularis (Haworth) F. Ritter 1958

?Cereus flavispinus Salm-Dyck 1822

Cereus chosicensis Werdermann & Backeberg 1931, Binghamia chosicensis (Werdermann & Backeberg) Backeberg 1932, Haageocereus chosicensis Backeberg 1935 Peruvocereus setosus Akers 1947, Haageocereus setosus (Akers) Backeberg 1958

Peruvocereus viridiflorus Akers 1947, Haageocereus viridiflorus (Akers) Backeberg 1958

Peruvocereus clavatus Akers 1948, Haageocereus clavatus (Akers) Cullmann 1960

Peruvocereus chrysacanthus Akers 1949, Haageocereus chrysacan-

thus (Akers) Backeberg 1958 Haageocereus acanthocladus Rauh & Backeberg 1957 Haageocereus crassiareolatus Rauh & Backeberg 1957 Haageocereus dichromus Rauh & Backeberg 1957 Haageocereus divaricatisplnus Rauh & Backeberg 1957 Haageocereus longiareolatus Rauh & Backeberg 1957 Haageocereus pachystele Rauh & Backeberg 1957

Haageocereus pacalaensis

Haageocereus pacalaensis

HaageocereuspiligerRauh & Backeberg 1957 Haageocereus pseudomelanostele var. carminiflorus Rauh & Backeberg 1957, H. pseudomelanostele subsp. carminiflorus (Rauh & Backeberg) Ostolaza 1998 Haageocereus symmetros Rauh & Backeberg 1957 Haageocereus turbidus Rauh & Backeberg 1957, H. pseudomelanostele var. and subsp. turbidus (Rauh & Backeberg) Ostolaza 1998 Haageocereuszehnderi Rauh & Backeberg 1957 Haageocereus akersii Backeberg 1958 Haageocereus aureispinus Rauh & Backeberg 1958, H. pseudomelanostele subsp. aureispinus (Rauh & Backeberg) Ostolaza 1998

Plants shrubby, forming clusters of upright stems, freely branching basally, to 70 cm (28 in) high. Stems to 8 cm (3.1 in) in diameter. Areoles with white wool, large, close set.

Haageocereus pseudomelanostele subsp.

pseudomelanostele

Haageocereus tenuis

Spines of various colors, usually yellowish to brownish, extremely variable. Central spine one, erect at first, later pointing downward, stout, needle-like, to 5 cm (2 in) long, additional 3-6 centrals shorter and gray. Radial spines many, yellowish, to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) long, with numerous accompanying white bristles to 3 cm (1.2 in) long. Flowers white to greenish white to red inside, dark purple without, to 10 cm (3.9 in) long. Fruits ovoid, pale red, to 6 cm (2.4 in) long and 4 cm (1.6 in) in diameter. Distribution: widespread throughout central Peru.

Haageocereus pseudomelanostele is extremely variable, and populations have been described as distinct species. Four subspecies of H. pseudomelanostele are recognized. Subspecies pseudomelanostele occurs throughout much of central Peru and tends to have greenish white flowers. Subspecies aureispinus occurs in the Canta Valley, Rio Chillón, and has pure white flowers. Subspecies carminiflorus occurs in the Eulalia Valley and has red flowers. Subspecies turbidus occurs in the Nazca Valley and has white flowers.

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