Haageocereusplatinospinus Werdermann Backeberg

Backeberg 1935 Cereus platinospinus Werdermann & Backeberg 1931, Binghamia platinospina (Werdermann & Backeberg) Werdermann 1937, Borzi-cactus platinospinus (Werdermann & Backeberg) Borg 1937

Plants creeping, with several stems. Stems 5-8 cm (2-3.1 in) in diameter. Ribs 13-15. Areoles fairly large, oblong. Spines light to dark brown, becoming gray or silvery white with age. Central spines 1-4, stout, awl shaped, to 7 cm (2.8 in) long. Radial spines 10-13, to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) long. Flowers white, to 7 cm (2.8 in) long. Distribution: southern Peru.

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