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Eulychnia castanea


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: Eulychnia
Species: E. acida – E. breviflora – E. castanea – E. chorosensis – E. iquiquensis – E. ritteri – E. saint-pieana – E. taltalensis – E. vallenarensis

Source(s) of checklist: 
  • Korotkova, N. et al. 2021. Eulychnia in Cactaceae at A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Dec 15. Reference page



Eulychnia Phil. (1860)


  • Philippicereus Backeb. in Cactaceae (Berlin) 1941(2): 75. 1942 syn. sec. Larridon & al. 2018


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

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



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Vernacular names

فارسی: کاکتوسهای چراغ برق
lietuvių: Eulichnija
svenska: Ulltofskaktussläktet
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