Echinocereus reichenbachii

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Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales
Classification System: APG III (down to family level)

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

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Phyllocacteae
Subtribus: Echinocereinae
Genus: Echinocereus
Sectio: E. sect. Reichenbachii
Species: Echinocereus reichenbachii
Subspecies: E. r. subsp. armatus – E. r. subsp. baileyi – E. r. subsp. fitchii – E. r. subsp. perbellus – E. r. subsp. reichenbachii


Echinocereus reichenbachii (Terscheck ex Walp.) J.N.Haage ex Britton & Rose (1922)


  • Basionym
    • Echinocactus reichenbachii Terscheck ex Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2: 320. 1843.
  • Homotypic
    • Echinocactus reichenbachii Terscheck, Suppl. Cact. Verz. 2. 1840, nom. inval.
  • Heterotypic
    • Echinopsis pectinata var. reichenbachii (Terscheck ex Walp.) Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck. 26. 1845.


Most infraspecific taxa are weakly defined and intergrade. These are not always accepted (Parfitt & Gibson).


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Chicken Pox, Black Lace Cactus, Classen's Cactus, Fitch's Hedgehog, Lace Cactus, Merry Widow Cactus, Purple Candle Cactus, Bailey's Hedgehog Cactus
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