Echinocereus reichenbachii

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Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
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. albertii – E. r. subsp. armatus – E. r. subsp. baileyi – E. r. subsp. fitchii – E. r. subsp. perbellus – E. r. subsp. reichenbachii



  • Basionym
    • Echinocactus reichenbachii Terscheck ex Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2: 320. 1843.
  • Homotypic
    • Cereus reichenbachianus Labour., Monogr. Cact. 318. 1853 [1].
    • Echinocactus reichenbachii Terscheck, Suppl. Cact. Verz. 2. 1840, nom. inval.
    • Echinocactus reichenbachianus Terscheck ex C.F.Först., Handb. Cacteenk. 365. 1846 [2], nom. inval.
    • Echinocereus pectinatus var. reichenbachii (Terscheck ex Walp.) Werderm., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Sonderbeih. C 2: Tafel 5. 1930.
    • Echinocereus reichenbachianus Engelm. ex Haage, Preis-Verz. Cact. 23.
    • Echinocereus caespitosus var. reichenbachii (Terscheck ex Walp.) Borg, Cacti 174. 1937.
    • Echinopsis pectinata [infraspec.unranked] reichenbachiana C.F.Först., Handb. Cacteenk. 365. 1846 [3].
    • Echinopsis pectinata var. reichenbachii (Terscheck ex Walp.) Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck. 26. 1845.
    • Echinopsis reichenbachiana Pfeiff. ex C.F.Först., Handb. Cacteenk. 365. 1846 [4], nom. inval.


  • Most infraspecific taxa are weakly defined and intergrade and subspecific taxa here are only tentative. These are not always accepted (Parfitt & Gibson).
  • The name Echinocactus reichenbachianus Terscheck ex Fennel in Otto & A.Dietr., Allg. Gartenzeitung 15: 282. 1843, is sometimes cited but does not exist [5].


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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