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Plant Identification: Echinopsis ID

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victorengel
Austin, TX

May 14, 2012
12:44 PM

Post #9123571

This plant was labeled Echinopsis species Dominos. Searching the net, it looks like maybe the correct name may be Echinopsis ancistrophora 'Subdenudata', but there is no entry for that here. There is an entry for E. subdenudata. I wonder if that is another name for the same plant. I got this plant at Lowe's.

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Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


May 14, 2012
5:49 PM

Post #9123969

Yes, that's Echinopsis subdenudata
Don't know where they got the 'ancistrophora' from.
victorengel
Austin, TX

May 15, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9124661

There was an explanation posted to my thread on the cactus forum. The explanation included this link:
http://cactiguide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18905

Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


May 15, 2012
9:25 AM

Post #9124765

They say that according to "The New Cactus Lexicon" that E. subdenudata is now a synonym of E. ancistrophora.
If this is in fact true then 'subdenudata' would then become a variety, forma, or subspecies of E. ancistrophora. It's doubtful that it's a cultivar.
Example:
E. ancistrophora var. subdenudata, or
E. ancistrophora subsp. subdenudata, or
E. ancistrophora f. subdenudata


I would need to read the explanation in the book to determine which one it is, unless someone else out there already has determined which it should be. Unfortunately, I do not have the NCL.

Here at this link, a wikipedia page, says it's a spineless "Form", which makes good sense. There are other 'subdenudata's that have short spines also.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Echinopsis_ancistrophora

If you plan on submitting a photo(s) to the PlantFiles, I would upload it to the E. subdenudata page, so that when and/or if the Title of the page is changed the photo won't have to be moved.
Here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54164/

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