Echinocactus polycephalus

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Echinocactus polycephalus


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cacteae
Genus: Echinocactus
Species: Echinocactus polycephalus
Varieties: E. p. var. polycephalus – E. p. var. xeranthemoides



Might be an allopolyploid originated from Echinocactus and an Astrophytum. The genus Emorycactus Doweld was published for this purpouse.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Cotton top cactus
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