Armatocereus cartwrightianus

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Armatocereus cartwrightianus


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Echinocereeae
Genus: Armatocereus
Species: Armatocereus cartwrightianus


Armatocereus cartwrightianus (Britton & Rose) Backeb. ex A.W.Hill


The specific epithet honors the British consular employee Alfred Cartwright, who supported many scientists on visits.


  • Lemaireocereus cartwrightianus Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 2: 100, f. 147–148. 1920 syn. sec. Hunt 2006
  • Cereus cartwrightianus (Britton & Rose) Werderm. in Backeberg, Neue Kakteen: 77. 1931 syn. sec. Hunt 2006
  • Armatocereus cartwrightianus Backeb., Kaktus-ABC: 176. 1936 ["1935"] syn. sec. Hunt 2006
    • Armatocereus cartwrightianus var. longispinus Backeb., Descr. Cact. Nov. 1: 14. 1957 ["1956"] syn. sec. Hunt 2006
    • Armatocereus mocupensis H.Johnson syn. sec. Tropicos


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Ecuador to Peru.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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español: Cardo Maderero
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